Daniel E. Wilson, DMD


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Dr. Daniel Wilson was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He calls the Northwest home and has lived here for the majority of his life. After moving from Florida at age 1, his family moved to Puyallup, Washington and after living there for 6 years, he lived in Singapore for 6 years. His family made the decision to move back to the United States and they called West Linn, Oregon home. He graduated from West Linn High School as a Valedictorian and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University. Dr. Dan earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2001. Immediately following dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at the VA Hospital in Portland, Oregon.  He has been practicing and living in Clark County since 2002. Prior to 2014, Dr. Wilson and Dr. David Nutter shared a practice together. Unfortunately through the years, Dr. Wilson has had four surgeries in the base of his tongue and mandible to remove a highly aggressive tumor. In 2014, doctors decided after the most recent surgery that subsequent chemotherapy and radiation was the next course of treatment. He then sold his half of the dental practice and took 5 months off to recover.  Fortunately all the MRI’s have come back negative and he has been doing great.

Specialty Training:

Dr. Wilson has a passion for continuing education, and loves the opportunities that the newer technology provides to great care to his patients. One area of particular interest is with CEREC technology. CEREC (Same day crowns) technology is an area where Dr. Wilson has grown to love and his patients are so excited about the service he is able to provide. He is a Mentor and Visiting Faculty member with the CEREC Doctors group. In addition to technology, Dr. Wilson has loved providing help for patients that struggle with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. He will work with you and you physician to provide you with the best options.

Achievements:

  • Valedictorian West Linn High School 1993
  • Graduated Cum Laude Santa Clara University 1997
  • Graduated with Honors from OHSU School of Dentistry 2001
  • American Academy of Operative Dentistry Award 2001
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society 
  • Secretary, Vice President, President Clark County Dental Society (2009-2012)
  • Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) Peer Review Committee Member for Clark County 
  • WSDA Delegate for Clark County 2014-2016,2018-2020
  • Awarded USA Top Dentist for 2013-2018
  • Awarded by Portland Monthly as Top Dentist for 2013-2018

Memberships:

  • Tripartite Membership: American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Clark County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Mentor Member CEREC Doctors (2015-current)
  • Visiting Faculty CEREC Doctors (2017-2018)

Community Activities:

  • Assistant Coach-Little League Softball
  • Head Coach-City of Camas 1st Grade Basketball
  • Head Coach-Pop Warner Tiny Mites Football-East County
  • Served on the Board for East County Pop Warner Football
  • Volunteer at Clark County Skills Center
  • Provided CEREC Crowns for patients of Free Clinic of SW Washington

Personal: 

Dr. Wilson and his wife, Dr. Kristine Aadland, love to travel and have been fortunate enough to travel around the nation and teach other dentists about newer technologies in dentistry. When Dr. Wilson and his wife are 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 enjoys golfing, 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 Daniel Wilson, DMD:

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.


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