Dr. Mike Ben has been practicing the art of dentistry since 1981 when he was stationed at the Public Health Clinic in Fairfax Oklahoma at the age of 24. A two sport letter winner At Widener College in Pennsylvania. He was rated one of the top Lacrosse players in theU.S. while playing for the Golden Gate Lacrosse Club in California and led them to a state championship held at UCLA. He was asked to play for the U.S. Lacrosse team in the World Cup in Australia and the North American Games at Air Force Academy but a devastating knee injury in 1979 ended his pro aspirations.

A 1981 graduate of The University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, California. Dr. Ben holds both Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry which only half a percent of the Dentists in the United States hold. Passionate about Continuing Education, Dr. Ben has accumulated close to 2000 hours from some of the top clinicians in the U.S. and abroad.
 

 Dr. Ben and his wife Lisa have been married 22 years and have two teenage sons Michael and Steven and a daughter Sarah in Middle School. When he is not researching or inventing new techniques for Dentistry in his off time you can always spot Dr. Ben videoing and taking pictures of Woodland's athletic events or in his pecan orchard grafting new cultivars.

Curriculum Vitae
Michael S. Ben DDS, MAGD
161 N. 2nd Street
Fairfax, OK. 74637
email: msbendentl@aol.com

Education

1970-1974    Graduated with Honors, Killingly High School, Danielson, Connecticut
1974-1978  Graduated Magnum Cum Lauede, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania
1978-1981     Graduated with Honors, University of the Pacific, San Francisco, California

Licensure

June 24, 1981       California State Board
June 29, 1981
       Western Regional Dental Board Oregon State Board
May 3, 1982     
Central Regional State Dental Board
June 26, 1982      Oklahoma State Board

Professional Organizations
American Dental Association
Oklahoma Dental Association
United States Dental Institute
Academy of General Dentistry
International Association of Orthodontics
American Orthodontic Society
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists
American Society of Dentistry for Children
University of the Pacific Alumni Association
Greater Little Rock Orthodontic Study Group
Honors

August 10, 1978
     Delta Sigma Delta Dental Honor Society
May 13, 1981
     Tau Kappa Omega Dental Honor Society
May 17, 1981
      American Society of Dentistry for Children Award for outstanding interest                            and proficiency in Dentistry for children as an undergraduate student.
July 20, 1987      
Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry
July 1, 1991
        Osage County Board of Health
August 20, 1994
      Master of the Academy of General Dentistry

Professional Experience

June 1981 — July 1981        Clinical Instructor Operative Dentistry, University of the Pacific
August 1981-August 1982 United States Public Health Service stationed at Fairfax, Oklahoma

August 1982                            
Honorably discharged with rank of Lieutenant 03 U.S. Army

August 1982 to Present
         Private Practice at Fairfax, Oklahoma

Continuing Education