Originally from Brazil, Daniel came to North Carolina in 1991. He is a UNC-W graduate with a degree in business management. It was there that he met Dr. Cerqueira. They married in 1997! While Dr. Cerqueira was attending UNC Chapel Hill, Daniel held jobs in international trade, insurance, and banking. He also went back to school to become a dental laboratory technician. In 2005, he and Dr. Cerqueira moved back to Carolina Beach and opened their own practice. As practice administrator, Daniel is constantly looking for ways to provide the maximum amount of value to our patients, while focusing on the delivery of services and the patient experience. He is also responsible for managing our staff to make sure that they adhere to the philosophy and level of care that we have become known for.
When he is not taking care of patient needs, Daniel can be found having fun with Dr. Cerqueira and their two daughters. He also enjoys working with the student ministry at Port City Community Church, surfing, mountain biking, and playing the guitar and ukulele.