Maria Benefield, DMD of Sandy Springs Restorative & General DentistryMaria Benefield, DMD

Dr. Maria Benefield has been in practice since 2003 after graduating with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. She received several awards, including an excellence in prosthodontics and an outstanding student award from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and she was a part of the Senior Honors Program in Oral Medicine.

Dr. Benefield moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1992 from Florida. She was born in Bogota, Colombia, before moving to Florida when she was 3 years old. She graduated from Georgia State University with a BS in biology in 1999. While attending Georgia State University, she worked in a dental office as an orthodontic assistant, where her love for dentistry began.

In her free time, Dr. Benefield enjoys spending time with her husband, Shane, and their daughters, Kayla and Kylie. They enjoy the outdoors and traveling to new places. Dr. Benefield enjoys the company of her family and friends, traveling, and weight training. She enjoys the opportunity to explore different cultures and geographies.

Providing my patients with beautiful, healthy smiles and seeing the difference I can make in their lives is my passion. After practicing for so many years, I feel my patients are more like friends. I enjoy hearing about what is going on in their lives and catching up with them during their appointments. I am so fortunate to truly enjoy my profession, and I owe it to my patients that I get to see every day. I am aware that most people dread going to the dentist, so I try to give each patient a gentle touch that allows them to stay comfortable and feel secure in the dental care they are receiving.

Our office is staffed with very sweet and friendly people, filled with kindness and compassion. They are committed to working as a partner with each patient to maximize their dental health. My team enjoys what they do, and they are genuinely concerned about the well-being of each patient. We all want the best for them and will do everything we can to create a smile our patients will treasure for a lifetime. — Dr. Benefield

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Meet Our Team

We are excited to present our wonderful dental team! At Sandy Springs Restorative & General Dentistry, we pride ourselves on our compassionate service and make great efforts to make you comfortable and relaxed. Our team works with our dentist to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. We invite you to learn more about our skilled team and dental care in Atlanta, Georgia, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria Benefield by calling 404-252-1216 today!

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