Dr. Dan Drake was born and grew up in the Detroit suburbs of Michigan. Raised in a family of four brothers and a sister, athletics and competition were always a fun part of the family dynamics. Soccer, tennis, snow skiing, water skiing, and baseball are just a few of the extracurricular activities he became involved in his community and during his formative years. He later played tennis at the collegiate level at Kalamazoo College, his undergraduate alma mater. His major was Biology and he planned to pursue a career in the medical professions. It wasn’t until his junior year he decided Dentistry was a field that fit this mold and allowed him to see patients, work with his hands, and manage an office. He subsequently attended the University of Michigan for dental school. Dr. Drake’s parents are native Floridians and during his childhood he spent considerable time visiting extended family in Florida. It was the weather and beaches that eventually tip the scale toward him deciding to move there and find an office that complemented his values and skill set. Ormond Beach soon became his new home in 2008 after joining Drs. Kraski and Costello. The business transition over the years has proven to be very successful as it has given the practice new energy and expanded the scope of procedures offered to patients. Dr. Drake is well known for offering IV sedation which allows patients to sleep while they have their dental work done. Also, he uses state of the art dental implants and surgery techniques for those who want to replace missing teeth. Furthermore, he has implemented CAD-CAM crown technology in his office which gives patients the ability to have crown work done in one appointment without the need for a temporary. Of course, Dr. Drake also provides comprehensive general dentistry – from fillings and crowns to root canals, extractions, and dentures. With the exception of only a few specialty procedures, their office is a place where one can receive high quality dentistry throughout their lifetime.
Dr. Drake is married to the beautiful (and funny) Michelle Drake and they have two lovable french bulldogs, Coco and Dexter.
- Conscious Sedation
- Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow and Master: International Congress of Oral Implantology
- Woehler Research Group
- Central District Dental Association
- Volusia County Dental Association
- BS, 2004, Kalamazoo College
- DDS, 2008, University of Michigan
- Certificate Medical College of Georgia – Mini Residency (IV Sedation)
- Certificate International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Implant Educators)