Meet Dr. Ben Chan

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Dr. Ben Chan

Dr. Ben grew up in Lincoln, Rhode Island, and is a graduate of The Wheeler School in Providence. He matriculated to Bowdoin College, where he majored in Biology and minored in Music, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. After Bowdoin, Dr. Ben trained at Tufts University of Dental Medicine. He first earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, and then he completed a three-year residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, receiving a Master of Science degree and a certificate in orthodontics. Dr. Ben is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the Northeast Society of Orthodontists, the Rhode Island Dental Association, the American Dental Association, Robert R. Andrews Research Honor Society, and New England Orthodontic Study Club. Dr. Ben is proud to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He also had the esteemed privilege of displaying his clinical board cases at the national American Association of Orthodontics convention and the regional Northeast Society of Orthodontics meeting. Dr. Ben now has the daily pleasure of working side-by-side with his father, Dr. William Chan, and has come to appreciate their relationship from this new perspective.

In addition to working with Dr. Denise Goodman and his father at William Chan & Associates, Dr. Ben is a clinical faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics he mentors the residents by leading seminars, facilitating curriculum development, and guiding patient treatment. He also serves as a liaison to the Tufts Pediatric Dentistry Department. When Dr. Ben is not working with patients and residents, he collaborates in dental pulp stem cell research at Tufts. He is currently developing an alternative treatment approach for age-related macular degeneration with the use of dental pulp stem cells isolated from extracted teeth.

Outside of these professional endeavors, Dr. Ben enjoys playing tennis competitively. He and his teammates reached the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Tournament in 2012 and 2013. Dr. Ben also loves to cook, eat his concoctions, read books, and watch movies in his free time.