Meet the Doctor

East Mesa Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics has pediatric dental specialists on staff overseeing our dental operations. Pediatric dentists are children’s dentists who elect to take an extra two years of schooling to specialize in pediatric dentistry. Our children’s dentists work with children aged nine months to 18 years, and with special needs patients up to 26 years. No matter how minor or serious your child’s needs are, we have the knowledge and technology upon which you can rely.

Board Eligible Pediatric Specialist

Kara Benkovich

Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Kara earned her Bachelor of Science in biology cum laude from High Point University in North Carolina. She attended AT Still University where she achieved her dental degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and her Masters in public health from the College of Graduate Health Sciences. She stays heavily involved in the dental community, particularly with her work as an executive board member for the Arizona Oral Cancer Awareness Walk held annually at the Phoenix Zoo, the Arizona Missions of Mercy dental clinics, Give Kids a Smile events at ASDOH, and serving as a chapter advisory board member for NAU’s Kappa Delta sorority. In her free time she enjoys reading, calligraphy, playing pickleball, skiing, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.

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