Meet the Doctor

Dr. Young Periodontist in San Antonio

Benjamin Young, DDS, MS has been practicing periodontics for over 25 years.

Dr. Benjamin Young first started practicing periodontics in 1988 while serving in the U.S. Air Force and began private practice in San Antonio in 1997. He is driven by the philosophy of providing his patients the best in minimally invasive periodontal treatment, using the most advanced technology in a caring and friendly environment. He is also an accomplished educator and trainer for fellow practitioners.

Dr. Young ensures his patients receive the highest standard of care by keeping abreast of technical developments through extensive continuing education.

“If there are better ways to treat patients, then I want to find out about them and put them to use,” he says. On this basis he has implemented advanced laser gum disease treatment, 3D imaging and computer-guided implant placement as major elements of his treatment procedures. These state-of-the-art advancements make his gum disease and implant treatments minimally invasive and thus more comfortable for patients.

Caring and friendly

Dr. Young is known for his kind and friendly approach to patients. Patients remark how he takes the time to thoroughly educate them on his findings and their treatment options, so they are well-informed and can feel at ease. He is also frequently complimented for his steady hand and gentle chairside manner.

“I am humbled when I think people give me permission to work inside their mouths,” he says, “and I hope I am able to do it in ways that enable them to overcome their fears and obtain the things they wish to have.”

Education and advanced training

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Young has the advanced training required to be able to help you with any needed periodontal treatment.

Dr. Young started dental school in 1977 while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He received his degree as a general dentist from the Loma Linda School of Dentistry in California in 1980, after which he served an additional year in a General Practice Residency at the Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana.

He received additional certifications in intravenous sedation, advanced trauma life support and placing dental implants, and then completed several years of advanced training in periodontics. He obtained his Masters Degree and certification as a periodontist in 1988. Additionally, he has since completed a year-long special training in advanced dental implant procedures at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, and keeps up with the latest advances in periodontics through regular continuing education.


While in the Air Force, Dr. Young treated patients and instructed his fellow Air Force practitioners in periodontal and hygiene procedures. After going into private practice, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Periodontics Department as a part-time Assistant Professor for several years.

Dr. Young has spoken both locally and nationally to fellow private practitioners on advanced dental implant procedures and other aspects of periodontics. He is the author of the book “The Joy of Flossing” which explains the reasons and procedures for effective flossing to preserve oral health.

Honors and awards

Dr. Young is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Diplomate status is granted after passing a thorough and rigorous examination on all aspects of periodontics.

Dr. Young has been featured as a Texas Super Dentist every year since 2002 in Texas Monthly magazine. In 2011 he received a Frost & Sullivan Award for cutting-edge technological innovation, as a result of his role in developing an advanced dental implant procedure known as NeXsmile.

Professional memberships

Dr. Young is a member of the following professional associations:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Society of Periodontists
  • San Antonio District Dental Society
  • Christian Medical and Dental Societies, San Antonio Chapter

Community work

For many years Dr. Young has been providing charity dental services as part of dental/medical missions sponsored by the Christian Medical and Dental Societies. He has taken care of needy patients along the southern Texas border, in Mexico and in Guatemala.

To make an appointment, call 210‑660‑1050 or click here to request an appointment online.