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David Bender, DMD
Dr Bender completed his undergraduate studies at Temple University receiving a B.A. in Biochemistry. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Following dental school, Dr Bender joined the U.S. Air Force and was commissioned as a Captain. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton Virginia. Dr Bender was transferred to Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico where he practiced general dentistry for four and a half years.
Dr Bender did his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base California. This military based program has a strong emphasis in orthognathic, dental implant and cosmetic facial surgery.
Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr Bender was asked to return to David Grant Medical Center to be an instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He trained ten residents during his tenure there, with a primary focus on facial cosmetic surgery. In Jan 2005, Dr (Lt. Col) Bender was deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq for four months. There he utilized his expertise in facial trauma and reconstructive surgery to care for American and coalition forces.
Dr Bender is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is also an ACLS instructor. Dr Bender has been granted hospital privileges to perform facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.