Dr. Ben is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with patients over time, as well as serving others through this great profession. He and Dr. Kyle have been close friends since 2006, and they look forward to practicing together for many years to come here at Dentistry By Brand! To learn more about his background, just keep reading below.
Dr. Ben’s high school motto was “Men for Others,” and he continues to do his best to live by this motto every day. When he was in senior year, there was a question posed to everyone about weekly community service that changed his life. The question was “what is the difference between ‘doing service’ and ‘being of service?’” “Being of service” has become a way of life for him as well.
With these guides, Dr. Ben sought out a career that would not only challenge him intellectually and creatively, but also provide a valuable opportunity to help and serve others, and dentistry was the clear answer. This job allows him to be “hands on,” and it demands his best each day. It’s also a profession that delivers tangible, sometimes even life-altering results such as brand-new smiles, which change lives and help people be who they were always intended to be!
Dr. Ben grew up in Richardson and attended Jesuit College Preparatory for high school. He then went on to study biology at the University of Oklahoma. He also joined the Alumni Service Corps (ASC) shortly after college graduation, which is a service program through Jesuit in which you devote a year of your life to service. He taught freshman biology while also working in the campus ministry and community service offices. Finally, he went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry.
As for advanced training, Dr. Ben attended the California Implant Institute Live Patient Surgical Externship, and he has been awarded his Fellowship through the International Council of Oral Implantologists! He has also undergone additional courses in enteral conscious sedation.
Dr. Ben’s parents have been married for nearly 40 years, and they’ve been an amazing example on how to raise a family and love others, as well as yourself. He also has three sisters (two older, one younger) and is the only boy. In his free time, he really enjoys staying active through playing basketball, sand volleyball, ping pong, skiing, surfing, and more. He also regularly hangs out with his family and plays around with his two nieces and one nephew – being an uncle is the best! He’s very passionate about his faith and tying it into his dental work – after all, it’s a unique skill that one can use to show the love of Jesus through others and being a light while also removing someone’s pain or giving them the confidence to smile brighter.