Dr. Ben was born in Chicago and grew up in St. Louis and San Francisco. After high school, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT for his undergraduate studies. In 2012 he graduated with a degree in molecular biology cum laude. But the best thing that happened to him at BYU was he met his lovely wife, Erin. After graduating, they decided Ohio was the place to be and moved to Columbus so Dr. Ben could attend The Ohio State University College of Dentistry (Go Bucks!).
During dental school, Dr. Ben helped plan and organize community outreach events such as Give Kids a Smile, visits to local elementary schools to help teach students proper oral hygiene, met with state representatives to lobby for legislation that would help communities receive better oral care, and took care of the dental needs of kids throughout Central Ohio on The College of Dentistry’s pediatric mobile health clinic. He also helped design and build prize-winning floats in The Ohio State University’s homecoming parade.
After dental school, Dr. Ben received two years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. As a resident in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Ben was selected as a chief resident and became proficient in helping infants, children, adolescents, and children with special needs to develop and maintain healthy smiles. Dr. Ben loves working with kids and making sure they always have a positive experience when they come into the office! Dr. Ben is excited to deliver great dental care to the children of Delaware and all surrounding areas.
Dr. Ben is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The Ohio Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Outside of the office, Dr. Ben loves watching and playing sports, especially soccer. He also enjoys being outside, trying new recipes, and spending time with his wife and two beautiful children.
Dr. Katie was born and raised in Centerville, Ohio. She attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, for her undergraduate education, graduating cum laude with a degree in chemistry. After graduation, Dr. Katie taught 6th-grade science in a rural community in eastern North Carolina with Teach For America. After two rewarding years of teaching, Dr. Katie decided to pursue her true passion for dentistry – realizing that a fulfilling career as a dentist would be found in continuing to encourage kids to become the best version of themselves.
Next, Dr. Katie continued her education by attending dental school at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Here, she was involved with volunteer research and leadership opportunities that continued to fuel her passion for working with children. She helped organize community outreach events such as health and career fairs at local schools, worked with the Ohio Dental Association to improve access to dental care across the state, and volunteered with Special Smiles at the Special Olympics.
Like Dr. Ben, Dr. Katie completed her two-year specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She received extensive training in all aspects of pediatric dentistry to provide quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and children with special needs. Following residency, Dr. Katie worked for three years at a pediatric dental practice in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is excited to return to her home state of Ohio and join the wonderful team at Little Smiles of Delaware. It is a privilege to provide quality, compassionate dental care to our patients in a fun, caring environment.
Dr. Katie is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Ohio Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
When not caring for patients, Dr. Katie loves cheering on the Buckeyes and Cleveland sports teams. She also enjoys outdoor activities like swimming and biking and spending time with family and friends.