We provide a range of General Dentistry services including Preventive Care, Crowns, and Bridges. We also perform extractions (oral surgery) and fabricate Dentures. We perform basic restorative procedures, and oral cancer screenings. Periodontal (gum treatment) services are offered. We have active relationships with many Dental Specialists in the area. Most insurance is accepted and filed as a courtesy to our patients. VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Care Credit are accepted. As a longtime provider of dental care, Dr. Bender takes pride in offering quality treatment for our patients. She is dedicated to serving the needs of our patients each and every day in a compassionate manner, adhering to the standards and guidelines set forth by both the American Dental Association and the Mississippi and Louisiana State Boards of Dental Examiners.
Dr. Bender is a 1994 graduate of University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, and has also studied at Temple University (Kornberg) School of Dentistry. She is a graduate of Millsaps College, where she participated in various academic and social clubs. She holds memberships in organized dentistry on the national and state levels. Dr Bender holds active, non-restricted dental licenses in Mississippi and Louisiana. Prior to entering private practice, she was a Staff Dentist with Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, and held a Commission in the National Health Services Corps. She has operated a satellite dental office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and also works with a team of dentists to provide care to members of the Armed Services to achieve dental readiness as they prepare for deployment. Dr. Bender is also a member of The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, sponsored through the National Institutes of Health, and is headquartered at University of Alabama School of Dentistry. This association is an investigative union of practicing dentists and academic scientists, through which she participates in studies to further knowledge of what works in true clinical dentistry settings. She strives to learn and update new methods to better serve her patients. In August, 2017, Dr Bender was appointed as Clinical Professor-Educator, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, Care Planning and Restorative Services, Pre-Doctoral Student Outreach Rotations. She is a Parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church.