Dr. Danae Willenberg is a board-certified pediatric dentist with a passion for children and a dedication to using her career to better the lives of children worldwide.
Originally from Chesterfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, Dr. Danae earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Albion College. Having known from a very early age that she wanted to be a dentist, Dr. Danae moved to Cleveland in 2007 to attend Case Western Reserve University. It was here that she simultaneously earned both her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and a Master′s of Science Degree in clinical research. She was the first student at the university to participate in the dual-degree program, and focused her research on HIV-positive adults and improving their access to dental care.
While on a dental missions trip to Guatemala in 2009, Dr. Danae discovered she particularly enjoyed working with children and decided to pursue a career in pediatric dentistry. She was accepted to the residency program at Rainbow Babies and Children′s Hospital and spent two years working tirelessly to earn her pediatric specialty certificate. Upon finishing her residency, she dedicated herself to earning her Diplomate status and joined the Spring & Sprout team in 2015.
Dr. Danae′s biggest passion lies in dental missions trips. She has participated in international service missions to Guatemala, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic, each time using her dental training to better the lives of those less fortunate. She and her husband, Chris, live in Cleveland with their dog Ellie, and are active members of Journey Community Church. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, Crossfit and competing locally, and exploring the many gems that her adopted hometown has to offer.