Dr. Benjamin Brooks, DDS

Dr. Ben attended McQueen and TMCC High School here in Reno then earned his degree in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno. He went on to attend dental school at the top-ranked University of the Pacific in San Francisco, Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. While in dental school, he met Dr. Benita and after graduating was able to convince her to come back to his home in Reno. Upon returning to Northern Nevada, Dr. Ben first worked at the Indian Health Services clinic in Gardnerville, NV before opening his first private office in Midtown Reno. After five years of practicing solo, Dr. Ben and Dr. Benita combined their practices to open Brooks Family Dental in 2019.

Dr. Ben is passionate about continuing his education to bring the latest technology and treatment back to Brooks Family Dental, racking up hundreds of continuing education study hours with workshops across the country. He completed the implant surgical program at the Misch Implant Institute and is working towards his fellowship. Dr. Brooks’ commitment to expanding his skillset allows him to build relationships with other dental specialists to make sure our patients are receiving the best care possible.


What do you love most about dentistry?

The hands-on patient care and the long-term relationship. Seeing patients is my passion-whether it’s helping to get them out of pain, or a full-on cosmetic makeover on a patient. All the in between. It’s a passion and I continue to study hard to be good at it.

My largest surprise professionally is how much I would treasure the relationships I gained with patients, the trust created, and getting to know about their lives, values and families. Living in Reno, I often see patients out, or when I visit their businesses here locally.

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

This morning on the way to work it was Taj Mahal singing “Shady Grove”, what a great, creative rendition of a bluegrass classic! I listen to everything though.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

When I’m not at work, I camp, hunt, mountain bike, read voraciously and travel both nationally and internationally. You can find me rambling around in some of our great public Nevada outback. I also have a baby that was born in December of 2020, Leo, and he is taking a lot of my attention in a great way!

If you did not live in Nevada, where would you live and why?

If I didn’t live in Nevada (which is definitely my home), I might move to rural Missouri where I was born in the Ozarks, or…South Korea. What an amazing country with amazing food and culture!