Meet Dr. Daniel Sampson, DDS, MD, FICD

Dr. Daniel Sampson received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dental school education was at the University of Minnesota, graduating with honors. He received his medical training at the University of California-Davis and completed residency training at the University of California-San Francisco. During his residency training, he served for one year as a general surgery resident. He also spent part of his residency in Stoke-on-Trent, England receiving extended training in reconstructive procedures.

Dr. Sampson practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, dental implant reconstruction, surgical treatment of oral pathology, and orthognathic surgery. He has special interests in cleft lip and palate/craniofacial deformities, sleep apnea treatment, and distraction osteogenesis. He collaborates with ENT surgeons, sleep specialists, and other medical professionals in his care of complex patients. He has lectured at hospitals and academic medical centers around the country on craniofacial reconstruction and cleft palate care. Dr. Sampson has been named a "Best Dentist" in Minnesota Monthly and a "Top Dentist" in Mpls.St. Paul Magazine. 

Dr. Sampson and his wife have 2 grown children. When not working, he enjoys traveling with his wife to experience wildlife and forgeign countries as well as visting his son in Los Angeles. He is also an avid skier. His wife Melanie has accompanied him on many mission trips to serve children needing cleft lip and palate repair in Mexico. 


  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Dental Association
  • American Cleft Palate Association
  • American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesia.
  • Minneapolis District Dental Society, Peer Review Committee
  • Children’s Hospital Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and Craniofacial Clinic
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists


  • Apple Tree Dental, Board Member
  • Project Homeless Connect
  • Mission of Mercy
  • Children's Surgery International

Hospital Affiliations

  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minneapolis, Former Associate Chief of Surgery
  • North Memorial Medical Center
  • Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia
  • Children’s Hospital Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and Craniofacial Clinic

Joined OMS Specialists in 1998

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