Dr. Benjamin Young

Ben is a periodontist who serves San Antonio and surrounding areas


dryoungDr. Young was accepted to dental school without obtaining an undergraduate degree. Had he stayed long enough to earn his degree, it would have been in English.  He was commissioned a second lieutenant in USAF his freshman year in dental school (1977).

The Air Force paid his way through dental school under the Health Professions Scholarship Program, and he graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California in 1980. He was senior class president.


  • First assignment in the Air Force was at Barksdale, AFB Louisiana, where he continued his education for one additional year in a General Practice Residency. 1980-81.
  • Intravenous Sedation Certificate, 1981.
  • Assigned to Hahn AB, Germany, 1981-1985.
  • Combat Casualty Care Course, to include Advanced Trauma Life Support certificate, 1984.
  • Certificate, Branemark Implant Training, 1985.
  • Masters Degree, Periodontics, 1988, The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
  • Certificate of Periodontics, 1988, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio.
  • Second Intravenous Sedation Certificate, 1988.
  • First Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate, 1988.
  • Assigned to Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas as staff periodontist and periodontics instructor to a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. 1988-1993.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, 1992.
  • Assigned to Wilford Hall Medical Center as staff periodontist in the Air Force periodontics residency program as well as Director of the Periodontal Therapist Course. This course trained the Air Force equivalent of dental hygienists to work along side periodontists around the world.
  • Retired from the Air Force in 1996 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as part of an early retirement program to enable the Air Force to realign its rank structure. While on active duty Dr. Young earned one achievement medal, one AF commendation medal and two meritorious service medals.
  • Started private practice in periodontics in San Antonio, Texas 1997.
  • Joined the faculty at UTHSCSA periodontics department part time as Assistant Professor, 1998-2000.
  • Closed private practice in 2007 to help develop the implant surgical protocol for the NeXsmile procedure.
  • Was CEO of Voxelogix Corporation at the time it won a Frost and Sullivan Award (2011), the first such award in dentistry in the 50-year history of that company.
  • Returned to private practice in periodontics in 2011.

Dr. Young speaks nationally and is a member of numerous organizations to include the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology.