Daniel C. Gehani, DDS, MS, MBA
Dr. Dan realizes that a person’s teeth are the first thing that most people notice when they meet someone. He chose to become an orthodontist in McKinney so that he could help the community and it smiles. By giving people extra confidence through a beautiful smile, you can really change a life. Being an orthodontist is so much more than just a “job” to Dr. Dan. He truly believes that when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. That may sound cliché, but he realizes how blessed he is to have found his life’s purpose. He’s always striving to be the best orthodontist he can be. You can feel his energy and compassion from the moment you meet him!
Education & Experience
Dr. Dan is highly educated with a doctorate and two master’s degrees. To practice orthodontics, doctors need to complete a two-year specialty program for orthodontics on top of 4 years of regular dentistry school and a bachelor’s degree. Our McKinney orthodontist is trained in dentofacial orthopedics. He has a thorough understanding of how the facial structure, muscles, jaw, and teeth work together to function properly. During his program, he learned how to properly diagnose malocclusions and orthodontic problems. Dr. Gehani is an orthodontist with over 10 years of experience working with kids. Our orthodontist’s qualifications include
Bachelors Degree in Biology – University of the Pacific
Masters Degree in Biology – New York University
Doctorate Degree in Dentistry – Stony Brook University
Masters Degree in Business – Roseman University
Orthodontics Certificate – Roseman University
Dr. Dan was chosen as one of “America’s Best Dentists”
Dr. Dan was named a “Mom-Approved Dentist by Dallas Child Magazine”
Dr. Dan was voted “Best Orthodontist” by D Magazine
Best Orthodontist & Pediatric Dentist in McKinney, TX
At Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we are proud to have a compassionate pediatric dentist and orthodontist. Dr. Dan is our orthodontist – his infectious smile and enthusiasm can instantly put anyone at ease. It’s his passion to teach patients about dental health and put smiles on their faces (literally).
Our pediatric dentist works with many patients from a very young age all the way to early adulthood. It’s important for children to trust their doctors, so our pediatric dentist is careful to take his time to explain every procedure to his patients in a way they can understand. To him, educating patients about preventative dentistry is one of the most essential parts of his job and always makes sure to include parents in the conversation as well.
As a McKinney orthodontist, Dr. Dan focuses on aligning his patients’ teeth, so they can have a stable, strong, and healthy bite for years to come. The beautiful smile is just a plus! Dr. Dan loves that he can contribute back to the community and give people a reason to smile.
Dr. Dan is honored to be part of the flourishing city of McKinney, TX. He’s always excited to see his patients’ friendly faces when they come in for appointments. If you want the best orthodontist and pediatric dentist in McKinney for your family, come to Showtime Smiles! Our doctors have been chosen by the Dallas Child Magazine and D Magazine as the “mom-approved” best dentist in the area.
To be the best orthodontist he can, Dr. Dan regularly attends meetings to stay on top of the latest trends and technology in the orthodontics industry. He realizes that there is always a better and faster way to achieve ideal results and he wants his patients to benefit from his education and experience. Dr. Dan is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This achievement of being “board-certified” is shared by only the top 25% of orthodontists in the country. He had the highest score on the ABO written exam among all his co-residents. As a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, Dr. Dan always stays on top of the newest research and technology to improve patient experience and orthodontic results.
Dr. Dan considers himself to be a “conservative” dentist. He understands that there are specific instances that require “aggressive” treatment, but he tries to keep parents involved with that decision. During his dental exams he always reviews his findings with parents and the child, so that everyone is well-informed and can make the best decision for the patient.
Why Choose A Board Certified Orthodontist?
A board certified orthodontist has had more time and schooling to learn more than other dentists and orthodontists. A board certified orthodontist must go through hundreds of hours of training on top of their standard education. These special orthodontists are certified by the American Dental Association. They complete their graduate programs to receive their DDS or DMD as usual, but they also complete a residency that takes an additional 2-3 years. During these years, they receive intense training that includes written and oral exams and seeing lots of patients. This residency immensely increases their overall orthodontic skill and knowledge.
Why Choose A Board Certified Orthodontist?
When you choose a board certified orthodontist, you choose a physician that is dedicated to providing the very best care to their patients. They were willing to put in more work and more time than other doctors do, and they have knowledge and specific skills that not all dentists have. The American Dental Association requires orthodontists to be 100% committed to excellence if they want to be board certified.
Some of the other things that make a board certified orthodontist different are:
- Top 20%: Only about 20% of orthodontists complete every part of the residency to become a board certified orthodontist.
- Always Knowledgeable: You can also trust your board certified orthodontist to keep up-to-date on the latest in dental technology and treatments, because he or she is required to renew their certification every 10 years.
- More Variety: Your board certified orthodontist has extensive knowledge about treatments and solutions for your dental needs that other orthodontists do not.
Outside the Office
Dr. Dan was born and raised in Long Island, NY. His mother and sister are both orthodontists, his brother is an ENT specialist, and his father is an endodontist. Dr. Dan recently moved to the Dallas Metroplex and loves it here! He can honestly say that he has lived all over the country, and is finally “home” here in Dallas & McKinney!
During his free time, Dr. Dan enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Vijal, his bubbly daughter Vidanya, and his adorable son Daviyan. The four of them love playing with their small Yorkie dog named Zoinki and toy poodle named Teddy. When he’s not working, Dr. Dan can usually be found playing basketball or watching sports. He is happy to be living among such sports enthusiasts here in Dallas! Dr. Dan is most passionate about his family. His wife and his children mean the world to him!