Meet Dr. Daniel
Benge R. Daniel, Jr., D.D.S., M.S., through 36 years of practice in periodontics reflects a life-long commitment to professional service and excellence.
In 1974 Dr. Daniel graduated from the University of Minnesota with the Outstanding Periodontal Award. He then went on to earn his Periodontal Degree from the University of Texas.
Upon graduation in 1979, he began a long term of service for his country by entering the Air Force as a clinician and periodontal instructor. He rapidly rose through the ranks, retiring in 1991 as a Chairman of the Department of Periodontics. He was also a US Air Force Chief of Professional Services for 6 years; he was a consultant in periodontics to the Command Surgeon of the Air Force Logistics Command and to the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force Europe; and he served on the Board of Directors of the Uniformed Services Benefit Association for 9 years.
Upon leaving the Air Force in 1991, he moved to Fort Worth and began his private periodontal practice with an emphasis on personalized treatment. He has been practicing in Fort Worth for the past 24 years.
A firm believer that a true professional must always be learning and growing, Dr. Daniel takes a great deal of continuing education each year. He is one of only a handful of dentists who are fully certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Much of his training has been in the field of dental implant placement and laser surgery. Dr. Daniel was the first periodontist in Fort Worth to use the advanced technique of laser surgery.
Dr. Daniel is a member of all relevant general dental associations including: the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Fort Worth District Dental Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Texas Society of Periodontics, Southwest Society of Periodontics, the Western Society of Periodontology and the International College of Dentists.
Continuing his leadership and service roles, Dr. Daniel has served as:
- Texas Society of Periodontology
- Board of Directors 2001 – 2004
- Ft Worth District Dental Society (800+ members)
- Board of Directors 1995 – 1997
- Secretary/Treasurer 1998 – 1999
- Vice President 1999 – 2000
- President Elect 2000 – 2001
- President 2001 – 2002
Dr. Daniel lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Jackie. When time permits, he enjoys tennis, golf and boating. His son, Rob, is a lawyer in Austin. His daughter Lauren lives and works in Fort Worth.