Ben Burris is an Orthodontist, educator, futurist, writer, speaker, philanthropist, activist, patient advocate, husband and father. He and his wife, Bridget, have acquired and grown multiple practices over the last 12 years and the current iteration is called Arkansas Dentistry & Braces Their success in practice is only matched by their ability to share their knowledge with others and help their peers find massive success.
In 2008, Ben created Smile for a Lifetime Foundation to provide Orthodontic Scholarships for those in desperate need of braces who could not otherwise afford them. S4L.org is now the largest provider of pro bono orthodontic care in North America with almost 150 chapters in the US and Canada. S4L currently gives away over $6,000,000.00 dollars in Orthodontic Scholarships annually and continues to grow thanks to the generosity and dedication of fellow orthodontists.
Ben is well known in the orthodontic industry and has spoken nationally and internationally to orthodontists about the business of orthodontics, access to care issues and orthodontic treatment techniques. Dr. Burris is a Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply-GAC, OrthoSynetics, TruDenta and WildSmiles, owns The Progressive Orthodontist Magazine and Study Group (TheProOrtho.com) and has written a book titled, Ideas for Raising Happy and Independent Kids, based on his experience as a parent and his methods for motivating with tweens and teens in his orthodontic practice.
Ben lives in Fayetteville, AR with his wife Bridget and two children, Berkeley and William.