Dr. Benson believes that nature got it right and that predictable long term solutions to dental problems should be based on natural biologic principles. He believes that every person deserves the right to be free of pain and present a confident smile to the world. The natural beauty of a masterpiece smile inspires confidence and a loving spirit from within. We believe that life is truly better with great teeth. Dr. Benson’s approach to dental diagnosis and solutions is known as bioesthetic dentistry. The Founder of bioesthetic dentistry was the late Dr. Robert Lee, the mentor of Dr. Benson. Dr. Lee studied people of all ages who had natural occurring great teeth and optimal chewing systems. The commonalities discovered through his study became the source for the optimal dental health model – which is the basis for diagnosis and treatment outcomes for bioesthetic dentistry. These individuals display little to no tooth wear, have beautiful natural smiles and healthy jaw joints. They rarely “need” to see the dentist. The oldest person we have studied was 103 years old. Unfortunately, training in dental schools today is still based on the disease model – not the health model. Dr. Benson considers the knowledge and ability to perform bioesthetic dentistry as a gift; a gift that must be shared with others. He has undertaken this commitment in his life and practice.
Dr. Benson has been sharing the gift of bioesthetic dentistry by teaching it to dentists in United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, South America and Japan since 1994. As Director of Education for the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Benson has been recognized by his peers as one of the top Dental Educators in the United States. He has been voted to Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Leaders in CE for the past six years. Dr. Benson enjoys the interaction with motivated dentists who wish to learn the skills necessary to offer the incredible health benefits of bioesthetic dentistry to their patients. To graduate from the Institute for Bioesthetic Dentistry is one of the most demanding programs in Dental CE today and features hands on training with a student – teacher ratio of 4 -1 ( best in the industry).
“There are countless people suffering from headaches, migraines, ringing in the ears, neck and shoulder pain and sore jaw muscles. Many of these people actually have a chewing system disharmony that is the root cause of their pain. Using minimally invasive methods, many people can get their lives back and experience a dramatic change in their natural facial expressions. This is but one of the many health benefits of bioesthetic dentistry.” We offer our patients predictable long term solutions by using principle based proven methods of treatment. Each patient deserves the right to benefit from a sound diagnosis and a clear path to living a life fulfilled and free of pain.
Our practice also offers a wide range of services including dental hygiene, teeth whitening, implants, cosmetic enhancement, tooth-colored composite restorations, bonding, porcelain veneers and expert treatment for TMJ disorders. If you believe as we do, that natural biologic principles are important and that a smile should reflect lasting natural beauty – then join us. Our practice is located at 1144 Iowa Street here in Ashland; directly across the street from Ashland High School. Our phone number is 541-482-1746. You can also visit us on the web at www.drjamesrbenson.com.
Note: To those who wish to learn more about Bioesthetic facial energetics you may watch a presentation by Dr. Benson at obifoundation.org; under Patients, Intro to Bioesthetics, Dr. Benson.