Dr. Dan: I decided to become a dentist because I had a lot of exposure to medicine and dentistry as a child, and I also really enjoyed fixing things. As I became a young man and told my parents I wanted to be a doctor, they would always say, ‘Well, what kind?’ My dad introduced me to his dentist friends and his physician friends, and I interviewed with them and I decided dentistry was for me.
The best part about being a dentist is helping people who have some anxiety, some fears, working through that and getting their smile restored and their self-esteem reestablished, and then they're telling me afterwards, ‘Thank you.’
Dr. Dan Jones loves helping his patients improve their smiles and their self-esteem. He wanted to become a dentist because he enjoys interacting with people and using his hands. Dentistry was a natural career choice for him.
Dr. Dan completed his undergraduate training in only three years, then graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry. In dental school, he was an honors student, a member of the admissions board, and a member of the student discipline board.
During his 33 years of dental practice (over 25 of those right here in the Fort Smith area), Dr. Dan has provided comfortable, honest dental care. His direct approach – with a little bit of personality thrown in – immediately sets our patients at ease.
Dr. Dan served as president of the Board of Trustees at the UMKC School of Dentistry and currently serves as a deacon at East Side Baptist Church. He is a member of the Roy J. Rinehart Memorial Foundation, the Northwest District Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Fort Smith Dental Association.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, relaxing at the lake, and playing tennis.