He was born and raised in Traverse City, MI and received an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from the University of Michigan. Dr. Ben continued his education in dentistry by attending and graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

We asked Dr. Ben a few questions so you can get to know him a little better!

What led you to seek a career in dentistry?

“I have always had an interest in the health field growing up. That interest and my desire to serve those around me made it a straightforward decision. Dentistry has a perfect balance between service and getting patients to not only stable oral health but also systemic health. Educating patients on oral and systemic health is a key aspect of dentistry that I enjoy.”

What is an achievement of yours in dentistry?

“OKU (omicron kappa upsilon) – Dental honor society (top 10% of class with faculty support).”

What is your favorite part about working with patients?

“Getting to know and understand them as people as well as work with them to solve issues to create a better quality of life!”

If you could have one person narrate your life, who would you want it to be and why?

“Neil deGrasse Tyson – for obvious vocal reasons!”

What is your favorite dental treatment to do?

“I am going to have to go with either Root Canals or Crowns!”

What do you like to do on a rainy day?

“Either read a book or watch a good TV show.”

What are your top 3 favorite musicians?

“Alt-J, Foo Fighters and Seven Lions.”

What are your 3 favorite movies?

“Lord of the Rings (series), Blade Runner (original), Star Wars (4-6)”

What is your favorite movie quote?

“Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda

What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?

“Greek Islands”