Dr. Christopher Daniel knew he wanted to pursue a healthcare career from a young age. His drive culminated from a range of inspirations, including both of his parents' careers. As an office manager at a dental office, Dr. Daniel's mother exposed him to dentistry early on. His father, a cabinet maker, helped Dr. Daniel realize his passion for working with his hands. As he got older, Dr. Daniel realized that entering the healthcare field would allow him to work with his hands while getting to take care of people and improve their lives. His mother took him to tour dental school in San Antonio, where he grew up, and after meeting the dean, it was an easy decision to apply. Fundamentally, Dr. Daniel was always interested in a career that would let him take care of people in a hands-on way. Oral surgery was the perfect combination of medicine, dentistry, and hands-on work that Dr. Daniel was looking for. He finds his work to be extremely rewarding because of the fulfilling aspect of treating patients in pain. After treatment, many patients' personalities and appearances change drastically to reflect their newfound happiness and confidence, all due to their lack of pain. Dr. Daniel loves seeing this results and knowing he has made a positive impact on his patients' lives. Knowing his patients appreciate the time and effort he puts into caring for them makes his work incredibly worthwhile.