South Chico Dental Care
At South Chico Dental Care, the office of Daniel D. Surh, DMD, I believe a great team can improve your experience at a dental office. My team is friendly, experienced, and compassionate. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.
Please browse through our bios to learn more about us. When you're ready, give us a call to set up your next dental appointment. We can't wait to hear from you!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Daniel Surh, DMD
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT and went on to earn my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. I was awarded the Armed Forces Health Profession Scholarship, commissioned as Ensign before dental school started and was promoted to Lieutenant upon graduation from dental school.
While serving as a Dental Officer in the U.S. Navy, I completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program that is accredited and recognized by the American Dental Association. After my residency, I served as Department Head and Dental Officer onboard the USS Dubuque, LPD-8 and finished my naval career at Naval Medical Center San Diego.
During my six years of active duty, I was promoted to Lieutenant Commander, qualified as a Surface Warfare Medical Dental Officer, and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal, the National Defense medal, and the Global War on Terrorism medal. I am a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Northern California Dental Society.
My wife, Hyunjung and I moved to Chico, CA in July 2009. Hyunjung is a member of the faculty at CSU Chico. My wife and I feel blessed to be able to serve Chico, California. We spend our days happily raising our son, Dylan - he's 6 now. My passions are cooking and playing fantasy football.
Shannon - Registered Dental Assistant
Shannon and her husband moved from the Bay Area to Chico in 1999 to raise their family. When all three of their children were in school, Shannon decided to go back to school to become a Registered Dental Assistant. She started her internship at South Chico Dental Care in 2011 and was fortunate to continue working with our team after obtaining her license. She feels so blessed to be a part of the wonderful team here at South Chico Dental Care.
Cindi - Registered Dental Hygienist
Cindi is a registered dental hygienist for Dr. Surh. She has had her license for 10 years.
She is married with three grown boys and will soon be a grandma in August, 2015. She enjoys painting, drawing, and reading in her spare time. She also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do but never uses it! Prior to getting her RDH, she was a dental assistant for over 20 years and worked in a children’s dental practice.
Her father is a retired dentist ,and she grew up in Petaluma, California, but she has lived in Chico for over 30 years.
Kaela - Registered Dental Hygienist
Kaela recently earned her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist and is excited to join the team at South Chico Dental Care. She moved to Chico 10 years ago and feels fortunate to be part of such a friendly and active community. When she's not helping you maintain and improve your oral health you can find her hiking, gardening, and creating artwork.
Lindsay - Dental Technincian
Lindsay is our office assistant. She was born and raised in the Bay Area, moved to Chico in 2012 for school. She hopes to be a Respiratory Therapist one day. On her times off, she enjoys the great outdoors, such as hiking and exploring the beautiful sites that Chico has to offer.
“I’ve always had an interest in the healthcare field. My position here has taught me a lot and I look forward to learning more every day. I’m very fortunate to be working with such an amazing team.”