Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 5200 hours post doctoral Professional Development in general, cosmetic and esthetic dentistry, 1992-Present
  • Master Level Proficiency under the direction of Dr. Frank Spear, Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, 2003
  • Certificate of Proficiency Esthetic Dentistry, Sate University of New York at Buffalo, 2001
  • General Dentistry Residency, EJ Meyer, 1978
  • DDS School of Dental Medicine State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977
  • BA History SUNY/Buffalo, 1970

Professional Achievements & Awards

  • Clinical Associate Professor, SUNY/Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (visiting), 2009-Present
  • Faculty within Department of Restorative Dentistry, SUNY Buffalo, 1999-2009
  • Selected to teach clinical techniques at the prestigious Spear Institute located in Scottsdale, Arizona 2008
  • Selected Who's Who of American Professionals, 2004,
  • Selected for inclusion in Guide to America's Top Dentists, 2004
  • Winner of the American Academy Smile Contest, one of dentistry's most prestigious contests, 1999.
  • Served on the Dean's Advisory committee SUNY Buffalo, 1999
  • Honored for his leadership and untiring dedication to the creation of the Esthetic Dentistry Center SUNY Buffalo, invited to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Center's opening, 1998
  • Served as clinical advisor to Voss Dental Laboratory, Buffalo, New York 1995-2000
  • Recipient of the first Richard A. Powell Award, 1977
  • Lectures often with Saratoga County Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates (SCOMSA) and RCE
  • In office seminars in cosmetic and restorative dentistry
  • Frequent mentor to many of the Capital District's local dentists
  • Dr. Benjamin's work has been selected by Dental Manufacturers and Labs as examples of fine dentistry
  • Dr. Benjamin participates in many international forums where dentists critique each other’s work to bring their patients the greatest success

Fellowships:

  • Fellowship with the International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics, 1998
  • Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantology, 1997

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association, 1977-present
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 1994-present
  • American Academy of General Dentistry, 1997-present
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology

Professional Experience:

  • 2008-present restorative/cosmetic private practice dentistry, 18 Division Street, Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 1979-present restorative/cosmetic private practice dentistry, Cropseyville, New York
  • 1978-80 general dentist, Whitney Young Health Center, Albany New York.
  • 1977-1978 General Practice Residency, EJ Meyer Hospital, Buffalo, NY

Professional Presentations

  • Dr Benjamin coordinated the three year, live patient, full mouth rehabilitation course. The restorative dentist is always the head of the specialty teams and sequences treatment among the orthodontist, implant surgeon and endodontist. 25 area dentists attended the 34 hour course over a 36 month period which gave our patient THE best dentistry that the team was capable of irrespective of the cost of care. This was a one of a kind course that we have not found to have been done anywhere else in the nation. Root Canal Experts Education Center, 2011-2014.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Porcelain Veneer: Cosmetic Case Discussion and Demonstration, Cropseyville, New York 2004.
  • "Smile Design" SUNY Buffalo Esthetic Continuum, 2003
  • Cosmetically Oriented Dentistry" Education Day, Albany Veteran's Administration Hospital, 2002

Publishing

  • An Indirect Matrix Technique for Fabrication of Fiber-Reinforeced Direct Bonded Anterior Bridges, The Compendium, Jan/Feb 2010 Volume 31 Number 1
  • Eliminating Post Operative Sensitivity in Bonding Procedures, Voss Quarterly Newsletter Spring, 1998