Dr. Benita Brooks, DDS

Dr. Benita was born and raised in Oakland, CA and attended University of California at Davis where she earned a degree in Psychology and Economics. She worked in finance for a couple of years before deciding to extend her education to the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. While in dental school, she met Dr. Ben and after dental school, Dr. Ben convinced her to move to Reno where she has been ever since and has grown to love the area so much it has become her permanent home. Once in Reno, she worked in various community health dental services for over the course of five years before opening Brooks Family Dental alongside Dr. Ben. 

Dr. Benita has spent countless hours keeping up to date with her continuing dental education. Her favorite courses so far have been through Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ or the Seattle Study Club. Dr Benita is the backbone and leader of the practice, serving as an integral part of our front and back office team, she handles all the behind-the-scenes tasks like accounting, financials and taking care of our staff.

Dr. Benita is a member of the Northern Nevada Dental Society, American Dental Association and Nevada Association. She has also served as board member of the Northern Nevada Dental Society.

In her spare time, you can find Dr. Benita running, camping, trying new recipes, eating cookies, and seeking out new adventures with Dr. Ben and their son.


What do you love most about dentistry?

I love the relationships that are created with patients. It’s so fun to come to work and see the patients who have become like family and catch up about everything and anything.

What is your favorite part about being a local business owner?

My favorite part is having the control to do what is right 100% of the time, with no constraints for both patients and staff.

What is your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas! The food, family time and brisk weather have all created great memories.

What kind of music can we hear in your car right now?

I’m really into covers of songs. There is something comforting about a twist to a familiar tune. I also always default to oldies if I can’t think of anything else to listen to. Growing up my dad always played a radio station called 99.7 KFRC so it reminds me of him.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love being outdoors! I try to get out to explore at every chance possible. Now that I have a son I’m trying to get him outside as much as I can. I also love to cook, run, read and sleep.