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.