Bret Dales, M.D., FAAOS

Joint Replacement Specialist
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4.6 based on 289 reviews

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General Orthopedic Injuries
Hip replacement
Knee Replacement

About Bret Dales , M.D., FAAOS

Dr. Dales is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in joint replacement surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. Dr. Dales completed his orthopedic residency at the San Francisco Orthopedic Training Program and his fellowship in total joint replacement at the New Mexico Center for Joint Replacement Surgery in Albuquerque.

He has been in practice since 1998 and he offers a wide range of care, both nonoperative and operative, for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries. His surgical expertise includes shoulder and knee arthroscopy, joint replacement and orthopedic trauma.  With a special focus and advanced training in joint replacement surgery, Dr. Dales is an expert in both hip replacement and knee replacement.  Some patients may qualify for a same-day joint replacement and often these patients are able to go home the same day and recover in the comfort of their own home.

Dr. Dales enjoys helping people get back to a full and active life.  When people suffer from the pain of arthritis in their joints, their quality of life suffers. He finds that often fear plays a role in people waiting to address their arthritis pain. When they finally have a joint replacement, they get their life back.  Helping people get back to their normal life without pain is the most rewarding thing about his work as an orthopedic surgeon.

He and his wife, Whitney, have two children. In his leisure time, Dr. Dales enjoys a variety of sports, including tennis, pickle ball, golf, cycling, skiing and weight training.



Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Fellowship: Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery - New Mexico Center for Joint Replacement/Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Albuquerque, NM

Residency: San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program, San Francisco, CA

Surgical Internship: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

MD: University of Nevada School of Medicine - Reno, NV

Member: American Medical Association, Western Orthopedic Association, North Pacific Oregon Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, Oregon Medical Association


Professional service, very helpful, thank you.
Dr. Dales explained my MRI of the knee. I have a torn meniscus and crushed tibia. I have had pain up and down my leg, I explained, since a fall on May 8, and my primary doctor had treated, but never proceeded with an MRI. But Dr. Dales had immediately sent me in for an MRI which clearly defined the pain of the last 4 months and I am very grateful for this. We decided to wait for a month for the next appointment, but I do believe I would benefit from the surgery and am ready to schedule that as some nights I can't sleep for the pain. Dr. Dales is an excellent doctor.
I was very pleased with Dr.Dales everything went well
I have been suffering from arthritis in both my knees for years now, my son has a client who highly recommended Dr. Bret Dales, MD so I made the appointment. I liked the doctor immediately, he went straight to the point using the X-rays to identify where my problems were. He was professional, yet empathetic in his explanation. He was reassuring and positive about the process, procedure and outcome.
An amazing experience. Everyone in this office is so friendly and actually listens when you have questions. From the Receptionist's, to the X-Ray Techs, to Dr. Dales, this has been just an all around quality experience. Highly, highly recommend!
Dr. Dales is an awesome physician. I completely trust his judgement and the skills he possesses.He replaced my hip 6 months ago and I feel so much better. He is well known for hip and knee replacement surgery, and several of my family members and even my neighbors have all had great success Dr. Dales.
Dr Dales is extremely knowledgeable and very trusting. Let’s you know up front from every perspective. I highly recommend his expertise.
Dr. Dales has been taking care of my knee problems for over 8 years. He is very good at what he does and he is very straight forward on his recommendations. Dr. Dales did a complete knee joint replacement for me 6 months ago and what a difference that has made for me. I have more mobility than I 've had in that knee for years and it is finally straight. Looking forward to getting the other one done in about 6 months. Keep up the good work Dr. Dales.
Dr Dales and his staff have been excellent to work with. I can't begin to express my appreciation to Dr. Dale's. He is truly a craftsman. This hip replacement changed my life, removing my chronic pain and allowing me to enjoy my retirement. Thanks to you, your staff and the surgical team for my great care.
Dr. Dales has done incredible work on BOTH of my Total Knee Replacements. His staff is extremely polite and courteous. Advantage Orthopedic has been great for me. Would definitely recommend them.
Happy, happy really good job on hip and I know he will do a good job on my knee too I have a lots of faith in my doctor because he knows his work. Dr.Bret Dale's - 2 thumbs up I would never go anywhere else
Dr Dales is the best knee doctor around. I have had 2 surgeries with him and my family and i are in total agreement. Per my perspective..he is a MIRACLE DOCTOR
Doctor Dales is very professional, personable and informative. He was highly spoken of by my personal physician as well as friends of mine, and I would recommend him as well.
Everyone at the office is always extremely friendly and caring!! Dr. Dales has performed 2 labrum shoulder repairs on me! Full recovery and no pain, shoulder is good as new!!
Doc Mr Bret Dales and whole team, do excellent JOB! I'm walking on my own, in three weeks! Back to work (Truck Driver) in two months!!! Today, at 7 months, No issues, anything, really. Thanks to you!

Dr. Dales' Patient Information

Things to Know About Your Joint Replacement
General Post-op Instructions
Total Knee Replacement Home Care
Knee Arthroscopy Post-Op Instructions
Shoulder Surgery - Post-Op Instructions
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