Dr Benson’s San Francisco, CA dental practice is focused on Comprehensive Dentistry. This includes the areas of Cosmetic, Aesthetic-Restorative, Implant and Bite-Related Dentistry. He is the former Director for the San Francisco Institute for Advanced Dental Learning, founded by Dr Jeff Morley, the Co-Founder and a Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Benson has completed hundreds of hours in continuing education and hands-on courses from experts in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, aesthetic-restorative dentistry, dental implants, bite-related dentistry, and orthodontics from places such as:
- Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY
- University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine’s Esthetic Dentistry Continuum
- Chicago Center for Esthetic Excellence
- The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
- The Fahl Center for Oral Facial Art in Curitiba, Brazil, and
- The San Francisco Institute for Advanced Dental Learning
Dr Benson graduated from the General Practice Residency Program at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital in 1999. Since then Dr. Benson has received advanced training in areas such as the diagnosis and treatment of bite stress, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, age-reversing dentistry, tooth colored bonding, Orthodontics (including Invisalign®, and Clear Correct), and dental implant treatment planning and restoration. He has completed hundreds of cases ranging from “one tooth problems” to “full mouth smile makeovers.” Dr Benson has served as course director, course coordinator, and course instructor for numerous hands-on courses for dentist, staff, and lab technicians looking to improve their skills.
Dr Benson came into the San Francisco Bay Area to work alongside Dr. Jeff Morley. Since that time, he has worked under him as an Apprentice and successfully transitioned Dr Morley’s patients into his care. In addition, Dr Benson has also transitioned the practice of Dr Jerry Bellen as well. Dr Bellen is an Honorary Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and also a former Examiner of the Accreditation Process.
Dr. Benson maintains active membership in numerous dental organizations including:
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – Sustaining Member
- The American Dental Association
- The New York State Dental Association
- The California Dental Association
- The Seventh District Dental Society
- The San Francisco Dental Society
- The Academy of General Dentistry
In his spare time, Dr. Benson has been involved with girls Junior Olympic Fastpitch Softball, coaching teams to state, regional, and national championships. He has worked with many success-driven Division 1 head coaches, including Mike Candrea, the head coach of the 2004 and 2008 Women’s Olympic National team and Sue Enquist, the former head coach of the eleven time NCAA Division 1 women’s fastpitch National Champion UCLA Bruins.
Dr. Benson is an avid martial arts student, holds the rank of second degree black belt in ITF Tae Kwon Do and is a former New York State middle weight fighting champion. He has studied the way of the Samurai, which means “to serve” and applies this philosophy to both his personal life and the way in which he treats his patients.
His hobbies include music, attending Broadway shows, traveling, skiing, hiking, golf, and endurance training. He also enjoys gourmet cooking.
He is married and a very proud father of one daughter, seven pets… and now a flock of chickens!
A message from Dr. Benson:
I am a General Dentist with Advanced training in the areas of Cosmetic Dentistry, Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, and treating patients with “Bad Bites.”
I recently completed teaching the prestigious, three day, two-weekend hands-on course called Advanced Anterior Aesthetics at UCLA, with Dr Jeff Morley, the co-founder and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This course was attended by dentists from all over the world including, Jordan and Greece, who were looking to bring their skills in Cosmetic Dentistry to the next level.
My Practice Philosophy is to understand all of your needs and goals first. Then, you and I will work together to develop a long-term treatment plan that will allow you to look great and feel confident about your smile.
In my Practice, I see many patients on a one-time basis who are either referred to me by their friends or family, or from their own dentists who require assistance in providing treatment that is great looking, long lasting, and predictable. Some of these patients may see me once or twice, while other patients opt to continue to see me for routine cleanings and other general restorative needs. I also treat dentists (We all need a dentist, right!).
We provide one on one patient visits with zero wait times and custom appointment hours that cater to your schedule. If you have an Executive Assistant, a Personal Assistant, or a Family Assistant then we would be happy to coordinate appointments on your behalf with that individual.
Regardless of who you are or what your needs are, we can help you.
Cheers and I look forward to meeting you!
Eric Benson DDS