Daniel Ponce, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Dan Ponce grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and then headed east for college at Harvard University, where he graduated with a degree in Biochemical Sciences. While at Harvard he was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry and obtained his DDS at the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and then completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center, New York. Prior to moving to Phoenix, Dr. Ponce spent many years practicing in Palo Alto, CA, and was a member of the Cleft & Craniofacial Team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. He is a Diplomate in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.
Dr. Ponce believes that creating an enjoyable experience and educating children on the importance of oral health is critical in preventing cavities and shaping each child’s future experiences at the dental office. He takes great care to make each child’s visit to the dentist both fun and memorable and feels invigorated when a fearful child leaves smiling and happy. He also believes that engaging parents in the dialog is a key component of a successful dental visit and he works with each parent to make sure their child’s treatment is well understood. Dr. Ponce lives in Phoenix with his wife and two children.