I always liked fixing things. And I always wanted people to actually to come make an appointment with me. Putting those two things together, doing dentistry is actually right up my alley. Solving problems, fixing things, making people look better, having a job that is stable, having a job that you can go home at five o'clock at night and still be a surgeon. You don't have to stay at the hospital or something like that. So it's actually a very rewarding profession.
Well, all dentists are different. And so everybody has certain things that make them tick, I guess. Mine is diversification. I like doing different things all day long. So I might do an implant. I might do some orthodontics. I might do some crown and bridge. I might do some fillings. It's not an assembly line type of thing, it's very custom to people and their needs. That's what really interests me. I could have specialized in surgery or something like that, but then you'd be doing the same thing all the time. And I like different challenges and doing different things.
Dr. Daniel Visel has always been interested in the medical field and loved fixing things with his hands while growing up. Dentistry was the natural choice to combine those two interests with his natural problem-solving abilities. Since making that career choice, Dr. Visel has only grown in ability and expertise.
Dr. Visel received his undergraduate degree from Bethel College, a four-year liberal arts Christian school in St. Paul, MN. He then earned his DDS from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Continuing education is important to Dr. Visel. He has received certifications in orthodontics/TMJ (Rondeau postgraduate classes), dental implants, and oral surgery.
On August 1, 1983, Dr. Visel worked his first day as a private practice dentist in a small town in Illinois. This is where he developed the skills for comprehensive dentistry. Patients would come to him looking for solutions and not wanting to be referred out of town. It is also where he learned to love a challenge.
The best part of Dr. Visel’s job is taking on a difficult case and making a huge difference in the quality of life that person can have. Whether the solution is implants, orthodontics, TMJ treatment, or just a great filling, Dr. Visel understands that his dentistry can and will affect his patients’ quality of life for their lifetime. Dr. Visel also prioritizes helping those in need. He has been on 10 dental mission trips to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He says, “It is incredible to be a part of someone’s life in a third-world country.”
In his free time, Dr. Daniel Visel loves to play golf and spend time with his family. He believes that developing new friendships also adds value to our lives.