Dr. Ben Magleby grew up in Portland, Oregon. Ever since he was a little boy, he has always loved art and how it can be used to communicate with others. After completing a bachelor’s degree in visual arts at Brigham Young University he graduated from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Fransisco.
While he was in college and dental school, Dr. Ben illustrated guidebooks, teaching materials and short animations to help others understand science and dentistry. He also wrote and illustrated Sugarbug Doug, a storybook to help teach dental disease prevention to children. A few years later, he finished Dr. Ben’s Dental Guide, a guidebook focused on explaining dental treatment to adults.
Following dental school, Dr. Ben served as a dentist in the US Navy. In addition to spending an additional year of training in the military Advanced Education in General Dentistry program, he also completed a tour in Fallujah, Iraq treating dental emergencies. Upon finishing his military service, Dr. Ben moved back to California and practiced general dentistry in Fresno before starting his own family practice in Clovis.
Dr. Ben and his wife love living in the central valley with their three boys. He loves taking his kids jogging and has run a few marathons. He also likes to visit elementary schools and teach kids about teeth, cavities and sugarbugs.
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