Meet The Doctor
Oral Surgeon Benjamin R. Abt, D.M.D., M.D.
Dr. Abt was born and raised in Prescott and attended Abia Judd Elementary, Granite Mountain Middle School, and Prescott High School. His passion for patient care developed at a young age while working in his father’s OB/GYN practice. He was able to witness firsthand the delicate and trusting relationship between his father and his patients and wanted to return to Prescott to provide care to the people in his hometown. He chose to attend the University of Arizona following graduation from high school, where he met his wife, Jennifer. After obtaining a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, he began dental school at the University of Connecticut in 2005. While at UConn, he excelled clinically and academically, earning multiple awards for academic achievement and graduated 1st in his class. He was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. Upon graduation from dental school, he began a 6 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Alabama – well known for its tradition in Oral Surgery. During this time Dr. Abt also obtained a medical degree (M.D.) and completed a one year internship in General Surgery and Anesthesia. He also served as chief resident in his final year.
After 10 years of post-graduate training, Dr. Abt has returned to Prescott to provide his unique skillset to the community and feels extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to care for patients in the town he grew up in. His clinical interests include dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants and bone grafting, trauma and reconstructive surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). Dr. Abt has obtained both a medical degree (M.D.) and dental degree (D.M.D), and was the first dual-degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to bring this type of credentialing to the tri-city area.
Dr. Abt is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, Northern Arizona Dental Society, and Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In his spare time, Dr. Abt enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, and spending time with his wife and three daughters, Bella, Gia, and Evie.