Dr. Wilson loves to travel and has been fortunate enough to travel around the nation and teach other dentists about newer technologies in dentistry. When Dr. Wilson is not traveling and teaching. Dr. Wilson can often be seen chasing around his 4 children with their sports and activities. He has been active coaching the boys or sometimes serving on the board for their activities. Dr. Wilson grew up playing and watching sports, with golf, baseball, and basketball being his favorites. He loves the outdoors and also enjoys tennis, running and working out, water sports, and snow skiing. And during those quieter moments, he loves to sit down with a good book and enjoy a nice glass of wine.
Get to Know Dr. Dan Wilson
How old were you, and what made you decide you wanted to become a dentist?
I was in college when I finally made the decision to pursue a career in dentistry. A good friend and local pediatric dentist, Dr. Peter Lubisich III was a father figure and mentor to me. His passion for the profession generated a desire to pursue a career in dentistry, allow me to see this challenging field as a great opportunity to help patients.
What advice would you give to a young person considering a career in Dentistry?
I have had the privilege of watching 3 patients choose a field in dentistry. I have also been fortunate enough to share my passion with high school students or college students interested in learning about dentistry. For all of them, I encourage them to learn as much about what we do on a daily basis with different doctors that are excited about their profession. I encourage them to find a career that get them excited to grow and learn. I am lucky to love what I do each day, and love that in the process I am able to help patients.
What is one thing you find most satisfying about being a dentist?
I love changing a patient’s outlook about the dentist. All too often, we hear the words, “I’m sure you are a nice guy, but I hate the dentist”. It may not happen overnight, but I love seeing those patients that wouldn’t come in for years, look forward to their next visits because of the trust they have in the care we provide for them.