Dr. Daniel Van Berkel is an Edmonton general dentist who graduated in 1983 from University of Manitoba with his DMD.
Dr. Van Berkel spent his first 4 years upon graduation with the Canadian Armed Forces upon which he was posted to Edmonton. With friends and relatives in the area, it was easy to make Edmonton his home. Soon he met a beautiful lady, Jo, who he would marry and together raise 4 wonderful children.
In 1985, Dr. Van Berkel also set up his own dental clinic. In the years to come, a wonderful team of dentists, dental hygienists, and assistants and other support staff joined the team.
Upon graduation and with a keen interest in orthodontics, Dr. Van Berkel advanced his knowledge in orthodontics by taking courses with Clinical Foundations of Orthopedics and Orthodontics. As Invisalign became another mode of orthodontics, Dr. Van Berkel became a certified provider of Invisalign. Expanded interests in the surgical aspects of dentistry, Dr. Van Berkel has trained in the the surgical preparation, placement, and restoration of implants mentoring under the highly regarded Carl Misch. Dr. Van Berkel also does other aspects of surgery including wisdom teeth. Dr. Van Berkel uses oral sedation and is certified in nitrous oxide sedation. As with all our dentists, Dr. Van Berkel has successfully completed Botox training; continuing education courses in endodontics, crown and bridge and periodontics.
For the last 15 years, Dr. Van Berkel has lead a team of dentists performing dental services to children in Ecuador. The mission was started by a member of the church Dr. Van Berkel attends - an orthopeadic surgeon that leads a team that does hip and knee replacements. Expanding the mission’s services to include dentistry, the team has the privilege in bringing down dental students, pre-dental students, dental hygiene students and each year mentoring up to 10 local Ecuadorian dental students when we are there.
Dr. Van Berkel and his wife Jo enjoy golfing, biking, life at the lake and in the winter, skiing and travelling. They enjoy watching and supporting their 4 children, 4 grandchildren (and counting) in their activities - sporting and otherwise. Dr. Van Berkel and family maintain volunteering in many capacities in church and community.