Meet Dr. Luis M.Benitez, DMD
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: Certificate of Recognition from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology andthe American Academy of Periodontology . He was vested to join the Omicon Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental 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 currentlyon theadjuntfaculty in the Department of Periodontology at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a past president of the Puerto Rico Periodontal Association, and had 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 Periodontolgy, North Carolina Dental Society, and a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (International Honor Dental 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 fulltime father of three children. He enjoys playing tennis, golf, snow skiing and all kinds of water sports.