Smiles of Memorial


Smiles of Memorial Dr. Daniel Dernick
Smiles of Memorial,
Dr. Daniel Dernick

Extraordinary Dental Care that Exceeds Expectations

You might think native Houstonian Dr. Daniel Dernick followed in his father and uncle’s footsteps when he became a second generation dentist, but it wasn’t about carrying on a family legacy. For Dr. Dernick, practicing dentistry fulfills his passion for helping others enjoy a better quality of life, better health, and improved self-esteem.

“A smile is such a critical part of human interaction and it plays a key role in our overall health as well,” says Dr. Dernick, who is known for his gentle, caring chair-side manner. “Dentistry is a great way to serve others and make a real impact on their lives.”

Personalized, Relationship-based Dentistry Delivered with Precision

Dr. Dernick has a penchant for absolute perfection, the ability to pay close attention to even the smallest detail, and reaches for excellence in any endeavor he undertakes. He strives to consistently provide the highest quality dental care and sets the bar high for himself and his team. “I treat patients the way I want to be treated, and I expect flawless results—I’m a perfectionist,” he says.

The Smiles of Memorial team joins Dr. Dernick in his commitment to making your dental experience with them comfortable and pleasant. Even anxious new patients who’ve had bad dental experiences elsewhere rest easy knowing their comfort is  top-priority and appreciate that sedation dentistry is available as appropriate. The office environment is welcoming, upbeat, and professional, and it’s a place where you’re among people who truly care about you. Patients are never rushed through their appointment and Dr. Dernick is punctual, so you aren’t left sitting in the reception area for a long time.

Naturally, Dr. Dernick and his team love building relationships with their patients. “We want to get to know each patient and listen to their comments and feedback,” Dr. Dernick adds. “When treatment is required, options are discussed, and recommendations are explained thoroughly. We take our time to get the diagnosis and treatment right the first time and perform top-quality treatments while keeping our patients comfortable.”

Dr. Dernick gives generous credit to his talented staff who mirror his dedication to providing superb patient care that exceeds expectations. “Everyone at Smiles of Memorial is well-trained, caring, honest, and hard-working. I have high expectations of myself and my team, and they know this,” he shares.

Additionally, the culture of harmonious camaraderie in the office makes Smiles of Memorial an enjoyable place for everyone—staff and patients alike. “We love our work, so much so that two of our team members are now pursuing dental/hygiene degrees.” Dr. Dernick says. “A former receptionist is now attending hygiene school and hopes to return to my practice when she graduates. One of our current dental assistants will soon be attending dental school. It’s a great feeling knowing that Smiles of Memorial inspires the lives of both our patients and our staff.”


Comprehensive Services

The high-quality dentistry provided by Smiles of Memorial illustrates Dr. Dernick’s dedication to making every step of every treatment for every patient perfectly executed, gentle, and completely painless. “Patients should be comfortable all the time, even though we’re in their bubble of personal space,” he says. Whether providing cleanings, fillings, gum treatments, bridges, crowns, root canal therapy, or extractions, Dr. Dernick strives for perfection and uses the highest quality of materials, cutting-edge technology, and a top-tier dental lab.

Dr. Dernick and his team understand the importance of a healthy, beautiful, fully functioning smile and spend their days partnering with patients to make it a reality.  With a keen eye for balanced aesthetics, Dr. Dernick creates stunning, natural-looking, custom-designed smiles. His cosmetic smile makeovers and restorative smile rehabilitations can include any combination of porcelain veneers and crowns, teeth whitening, and cosmetic bonding. If you have missing teeth, he offers implant dentistry, including all aspects such as bone grafting, implant placement, and restorations.

Glowing 5-Star Reviews

Unsurprisingly, patients lavish Smiles of Memorial with 5-star reviews. Below is just one of hundreds of rave reviews.

“I am grateful for the personalized care I receive from your staff. During every visit to your clinic, I am treated as if I am a close friend or a VIP. Every conversation I have with your staff is positive and friendly. Most importantly, as someone who is very uncomfortable with even the mere thought of receiving any dental treatment (due to nightmarish dental procedures I underwent as a child), I am eternally thankful for Dr. Dernick’s gentle approach, his patience, and his efforts to provide a pain-free experience. Thank you all very much!” – Gwen

Meet Daniel Dernick, DDS

Dr. Dernick completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, with honors, and was granted early acceptance into dental school. He earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Committed to lifelong learning, he regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay at the forefront of new techniques, and to provide more treatment options to his patients. His postgraduate training includes oral sedation, implant dentistry, and porcelain veneers. Dr. Dernick also spends countless hours attending events with organizations such as the Academy of General Dentistry and elite dental study clubs.

In his leisure time, Dr. Dernick enjoys serving in his church and spending time with his wife, Joy, and their two sons. He also enjoys motor sports, snow skiing, and traveling.

Join the Smiles of Memorial family. Schedule an appointment today.


  • Preventive and Family Dentistry
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Smile Rehabilitation/Reconstruction
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Dental Implants – placement and restoration
  • Bridges
  • Teeth Extractions
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Sport Guards
  • Oral Sedation and Sleep Sedation
  • OraVerse – Anesthetic Reversal
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Early Morning and Lunch Hour Appointments
  • And More!



909 Dairy Ashford Road, Suite 113
Houston, Texas 77079

(281) 595-8108