Christopher Beninati, DMD, MS
It is deeply rewarding to be an orthodontist. I get to be part of people’s lives at an exciting time, seeing each person gain comfort in their appearance and watching their confident personality emerge.
That transformation happens regardless of the person’s age: children grow into social and happy teens, teens mature into confident young adults, and my adult patients are thrilled to finally have straight, healthy teeth and a smile they love.
An aesthetically pleasing smile opens many doors and gives people the self-assurance to pursue their dreams. As an orthodontist, I play a pivotal role in making those life-changing smiles happen!
Originally from Salem, New Hampshire, I attended the University of New Hampshire, Durham for my undergraduate degree and Tufts Dental School for my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). My wife, endodontist Dr. Christina Penn, and I met at Tufts.
Following dental school, I continued my education at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, obtaining my Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science (MS).
Continuing Professional Education and Affiliations
Orthodontics is a constantly advancing specialty. Ongoing research leads to new technologies, techniques, and materials, which improve the patient experience and outcome. As an orthodontist, it is my responsibility to stay current on the latest innovations, along with emerging trends and research, in order to provide patients with the highest-quality care.
I am an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. Through these organizations, I have access to numerous continuing education opportunities, including meetings, seminars, lectures, and refereed journals. I am also a member of the Seattle and Spear study clubs, which allow me to learn from leading practitioners and my peers.
I commit my personal time to continuing education courses to make sure I am always up-to-date with the latest information, for the benefit, safety, and comfort of my patients.
Beyond the Practice
If I’m not at Smile Hero Orthodontics, I’m probably spending time with my wife and our young daughter. We’re likely looking for the next great restaurant to enjoy or a new hill to hike! We also enjoy time with our family, including my parents and my brother and his fiancée.
When I do have time to myself, I like DJ-ing, boating, playing poker, and playing sports.