Daniel Son, DDS

On Being a Dentist

Dentistry is a way to help people lead healthier, happier, more enjoyable lives. Whether I’m providing a checkup, brightening a smile, relieving pain, or restoring function, my focus is always on what is right for the individual: I want them to have a worry-free experience and be pleased with the results.

I appreciate how every procedure is a combination of art, science, and personal connection. The conversations patients and I have, prior to designing their treatment, are key to providing optimal care. Learning a person’s needs and desires allows me to come up with different treatment options that will meet their expectations and provide the best results.

I especially enjoy educating people on their oral health, explaining what’s happening in their mouth and how we can address the situation. In those exchanges I also talk about the connection between oral and overall health, and discuss changes the individual can make to improve their wellbeing and their smile.

It is personally fulfilling and rewarding to know I am improving people’s oral and systemic health, and restoring their smiles and confidence!

Education and Experience

I completed by Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2010, at Carnegie Mellon University. I then attended Columbia University, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery and a Master of Arts in Science and Dental Education in 2010.

In addition to being in private practice at Hodosh Dental Associates, I am currently attending Harvard University. There I am pursuing an MMSc in Oral Biology and Certificate in Prosthodontics; I expect to complete these by the end of 2020.

Continuing education is part of my commitment to my profession, my patients, and myself. I want to stay at the forefront of the newest innovations and latest research, so I provide patients the best care possible through evidence-based dentistry.

I am a member of the American Dental Association and the American College of Prosthodontists. These organizations offer numerous opportunities to broaden my skills and deepen my understanding of the science and methodologies of dentistry.

Beyond Dentistry

I grew up in New York City and now live in Federal Hill, Providence with my wife – we’re recently married – and our cat and dog. If I’m not in the office, or studying an oral healthcare journal, I enjoy trying new restaurants, working out at the gym, snowboarding, and reading.