Dentist in San Diego | Dr. Danielle McCourt

Meet Dr. Danielle

Dr. Danielle considers herself lucky to have a career where she can help people feel better about themselves. Her top priority is improving the oral health of her patients by providing the highest quality dental care possible and making sure they feel comfortable and cared for during the entire process. To do this, she takes the time to thoroughly answer patients' questions and listen to their concerns, provides helpful education about treatment options, and uses her experience and knowledge to restore patients' smiles. She also loves helping pediatric patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their treatments. 

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Danielle can perform a variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures for adults and children. When it comes to complex oral procedures, she is extremely knowledgeable and experienced at performing implants, fillings, root canal therapies, and teeth extractions. She is also very skilled at periodontal treatments, such as scaling and root planing or deep cleanings for the gums. For overall dental health, Dr. Danielle can help patients with a variety of preventive care treatments to eliminate superficial buildup, like plaque, tartar, and stains.

Education

After receiving a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of San Diego, Dr. Danielle completed her doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry at Houston. At the University of Texas, Dr. Danielle graduated at the top of her class! Following her graduation, she attended several rotations to help give her a deep understanding of patients' needs and dental procedures. She completed rotations at:

  • Ben Taub County Hospital
  • UT Health School of Dentistry
  • Sharpstown Health Center
  • Texas Children's Hospital

During her rotations, she learned how to assess complex medical cases, like traumatic injuries, perform implants and extractions, provide comprehensive care to community clinics, and work with pediatric patients.

Also, Dr. Danielle believes in giving back to her community. Recently, she volunteered with UTSD Annual Give Kids A Smile. AT UTSD, she provided dental care and preventive education for pediatric patients in underserved communities.

Societies

Dr. Danielle is proud to participate in the following organizations:

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Chapter
  • Texas Association of Women Dentists, Philanthropy Officer
  • Dental Anesthesia Club for Students, Vice President
  • American Student Dental Association
  • Psi Omega Dental Fraternity

Personal

Dr. Danielle lives in Point Loma with her husband and loves being a part of the community. Their favorite pastime is walking through the neighborhood with their adorable golden retriever, Finley. They love taking Finley to the beach, watching the seals at Fisherman’s Wharf, and visiting their favorite local restaurants.

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