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Covering a multitude of braces in the local community

By: Irene Hilsendager
November 29, 2019

Yes, Dr. Craig admitted he has his fingers in the mouths of many patients in Rohnert Park. Being a board certified orthodontist, that is what happens when examining mouths. 

Craig Howard Davis was born in Chicago, Ill. to Don and Beverly Davis as Don was attending dental school at the time.

Craig is a real Rohnert Park resident. He attended John Reed Elementary School, Rohnert Park Junior High School and Rancho Cotate High School. He went on and attended Santa Rosa Junior College, University of California, Davis, and University of the Pacific, graduating with honors and obtaining his DDS and Master of Science to become an orthodontist. He somewhat followed in Dad’s footsteps, as Don Davis was the first dentist in Rohnert Park.

Dr. Davis is married to Karen for thirty-plus wonderful and marvelous years. They have three sons: Ryan, 33; Brad 31; and Dan 28. None of the boys followed in dad’s career. Ryan is an accountant in San Francisco, Brad is an estimator in Santa Rosa and Dan works for Apple.

Craig opened his office in 1985 doing orthodontics and visu-lines. Karen loves to cook and being a homemaker turned out many delicious recipes.

Dr. Davis said he attended the first Rohnert Park Founders’ Day event and thought what a way to meet neighbors and make new friends.

Craig loves to play in the dirt. That is, he loves gardening and anything outdoors is on his list. Skiing, golf, hiking and riding bikes. He actually admitted he has never been further than San Francisco-a “boring existence.” 

He has had only one job in his life, and he loves what he does. Dr. Davis said, “It has been a great place for me to be raised and to bring up my family-you know the ‘Friendly City.’”

He has ten wonderful employees with four assistants, and many have been in his employment for years.

When asked if he sees changes in Rohnert Park, he said, “I see piles of concrete and empty store fronts. If downtown happens, it will be great.” As far as the fear of fires, “I wish they weren’t happening and the power outage-but I don’t know enough honestly of who or what failed but, in my business, we need power.”

Dr. Davis supports schools, tries to support non-profits, was a 20/30 member, was on the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce board, but is too humble to name all of the things he supports. Some of the many organizations are RCHS Boosters, Rohnert Park Warriors Cher, Boys and Girls Club, Rohnert Park Gymnastics, and Piranha Swim club. That isn’t even a start. Cheer Obsession, Rohnert Park Public Safety Officers Association, RP Education Foundation, Cal Ripken Rohnert Park Baseball, Girl Scouts, Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association, RP Fishing Derby and RP Boy Scouts. 

Davis said, “Being an orthodontist keeps me very busy.” He goes to the gym each morning and it shows. He is a very friendly and stand-up person who tries to make sure every child is being taken care of.

Dr. Davis says he is exceptionally proud of the fact that his dad and mom will have their 64 years of wedded bliss.