Meet Dr. Michelle Daniels
Michelle Daniels, DMD
My goal as a dental professional is to help give patients a good experience in the dental chair. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of young adults. I strive to educate my patients and put an emphasis on prevention. It's important to me that I take the time needed with each patient and create a comfortable atmosphere that encourages open discussion. Early dental visits, proper diet and feeding habits, injury prevention, and home care all play an important part in maintaining optimal oral health. I am committed to making my patients smile!
The most rewarding aspect about working with kids is the ability to give them a good experience at the dentist, so their dental health becomes a priority in their life.
Education and Experience
I completed my undergraduate education at Oregon State University, and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2003. I then received a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2007 from Oregon Health and Science University.
I started practicing dentistry in 2007. For six years I worked at a general family practice in Warren, RI. I have worked and continue to work for the Molar Express which provides cost free, comprehensive Dental services and oral health education to youth and young adults in Rhode Island's local communities.
Keeping abreast of current research and emerging data is very important to me. I strive to never stop learning. Continuing education allows professionals to improve clinical practice, patient care, and patient outcomes. I am an active member of the American Dental Association, Rhode Island Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Providence District Dental Society.
I have attended countless courses and lectures on the topics of technology, implants, restorative dentistry, pediatric dentistry and more. I have been involved in study clubs and I try to attend the Yankee Dental conference every year. I am always open to learning and I'm often surprised by all the things I learn from my young patients every day.
In the Community
I love getting out in the community and sharing my knowledge about oral health. I enjoy helping those in need, and have traveled to Honduras to perform free dental care for children, and have also volunteered with Mission for Mercy here in Rhode Island. In the past I have been active in:
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters
- Give Kids a Smile
- Special Olympics
- RI Mission of Mercy
Outside the Office
I grew up in Oregon, but moved to Rhode Island with my husband 7 years ago and fell in love with New England! I enjoy exploring all of the wonderful places in the North East with my son Teddy, my husband, and my two yorkies. In my free time I enjoy sewing, yoga, cooking, and I dabble in growing succulents.