Dr. Luis M. Benitez
Dr. Benitez is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology (cum laude) before graduating from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 1990. He then obtained his certificate in periodontology from Tufts Dental Medicine in 1992. While in dental school, he was yearly included in the dean’s list and received several awards and recognitions, which included certificates of recognition from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the American Academy of Periodontology. He was vested to join the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society and was awarded with the Dr. William Kramer award, which is given to the sole, most outstanding, overall student in the School of Dental Medicine in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Benitez has been a noted speaker nationally and internationally in the field of dental implants and tissue regeneration. For the last 15 years, he participated as an associate professor for periodontology and implantology at the University of Puerto Rico and has kept himself a vanguard in his profession with the inclusion of the latest dental advances and technology, such as guided bone regeneration and the utilization of platelets (PRGF) to enhance healing and regeneration. He is currently on the adjunct faculty in the department of periodontology at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a past president of the Puerto Rico Periodontal Association and has been an active collaborator in the coordination of several congresses as well. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, International Academy of Periodontology, and North Carolina Dental Society, and he is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (international, dental honor organization). Dr. Benitez is committed to providing his patients with personalized and comfortable dental care in a relaxed environment with the optimal multidisciplinary periodontal services available.
Dr. Benitez is married to his beautiful wife, Patsy ,and is a full-time father of three children. He enjoys tennis, golf, snow skiing and all kinds of water sports.
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Dr. Veronica Longville
Dr. Longville earned a Bachelor of Science in nutritional sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her dental education at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During dental school, she contributed to investigating the effects the microorganism Treponema denticola had on human gingival fibroblasts. Her research involvement gave her the honor of receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery with distinction in research.
Dr. Longville’s strong interest in periodontology led her to pursue a residency in periodontics. She completed her three-year specialty training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, earning a certificate in periodontology and a Master of Science in dental science. During her residency, she conducted research comparing ridge preservation outcomes when grafting with bovine and porcine xenografts. Her findings have been published in the “Journal of Periodontology.”
Dr. Longville is committed to providing the highest quality of care to her patients. She practices the full spectrum of periodontal therapy, including periodontal disease management, dental implant therapy, soft and hard tissue reconstruction, regenerative therapy, oral medicine, and esthetic periodontal procedures. She has also received advanced training in IV conscious sedation. Dr. Longville is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and currently serves as a board member of the Guilford County Dental Society. In addition to English, Dr. Longville is fluent in Mandarin and Malay.
Dr. Longville and her husband, Jamie, are excited to be part of the Greensboro community. During their free time, the Longvilles enjoy cooking, exercising, exploring the outdoors and spending time with their family and friends.
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