South Chico Dental Care
A Great Dentist

Meet the Team at South Chico Dental Care

Chico CA Dentist Office Award for #1 Readers Choice 2018


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!


Headshot of Dr Daniel Surh DMD our dentist in Chico CA

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.


Dr Daniel Surh DMD with his family near Chico, CA


Shannon, Registered Dental Assistant at South Chico Dental Care in 95928

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. 

Kaela, Registered Dental Hygienist at South Chico Dental Care in Chico CA

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.

A Healthy smile is just a click away.
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