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Office location:
Newport Beach
1441 Avocado Avenue
Suite 606
Newport Beach, CA
Phone: (949) 760-9212

Dr. Daniel L. Burkhead, DDS - Newport Beach Dentist


Dr. Daniel Burkhead is a general dentist who specializes in delivering comprehensive care to his patients.  For over 25 years, Dr. Burkhead has served the Orange County community from his practice located in Newport Beach.  He has many loyal patients because of his commitment to quality care and sincere approach to people.

“My door is always open,” said Dr. Burkhead. “Knowing what my patients are thinking or feeling is really important to me and to my entire care team.  We respect and believe that our patients are experts in their own right about many subjects, including their health.  It is our job to pass our knowledge about dentistry on to our patients to empower them to make decisions about the care that works best for them.”   

It is this philosophy coupled with a commitment to ongoing education that distinguishes Dr. Burkhead and his practice.  Each year, Dr. Burkhead completes many hours of post-doctoral course work focusing on the latest advancements in care and dental technology. It is because of this commitment to excellence through education that Dr. Burkhead has served in these prestigious organizations:

  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, California Dental Association
  • Member, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member, Peer Review Board of Orange County
  • Clinical Instructor, USC Dental School
  • Clinical Instructor, Concorde Institute
  • USC Scholarship Chairman, Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry
  • Past President, Newport Plaza Medical Association

Dr. Burkhead graduated at the top of his class from USC Dental School in 1981.  He earned his Bachelor of Science, Biology Degree from the University of California San Diego, graduating with High Honors in 1978.  Dr. Burkhead is proud to have served our country as a member of the U.S. Navy.  During his naval duty, Dr. Burkhead was an Instructor at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego.

Outside of the office, Dr. Burkhead enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing many outdoor activities.