A sweet moment shared with Dr. Benson at our wedding in September. 

A sweet moment shared with Dr. Benson at our wedding in September. 

Today we are honoring the late Dr. James R. Benson, who we counted as an esteemed colleague, as well as a friend. We are happy to take over the care of his patients and carry on his legacy of excellent patient care. We recently sent out a letter, along with one from the Benson family, about the news and plans for this transition. We wanted to share our own letter here for reference. If you have you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact us


Dear Friends and Patients of Dr. Jim Benson,

Dr. Benson was a kind and wonderful person, an extremely dedicated and respected clinician, an innovator and captivating educator. His team, colleagues and family adored him. To see him on the front page of last month’s top dentist’s list magazine was a great reminder of his reach. He will be dearly missed.

We are grateful and honored to receive the recommendation of Dr. Benson and his family to provide your dental care.  

While living in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife (then fiancée), Ryann, we discovered and fell in love with Ashland and then moved in February 2015. Last summer, we assumed care for the patients of Dr. Tom Dumont, who you may recognize from 40 years of sharing a space with Dr. Benson. We have received such a warm welcome from the community and are thrilled with our decision to move to Ashland.

A decade of experience in the dental epicenters of Los Angeles and San Francisco provided an excellent opportunity to provide general dental, cosmetic and surgical services for the entire family. I learned a great deal about providing a comfortable experience, exceptional results and great value. Ryann and I are excited about bringing this service and experience to dental patients in Ashland.

Thank you for considering our team, in the same location as Dr. Benson’s former office, as your new dental home. Please explore our website, or call us at Dr. Benson’s number, (541) 482-1746, to schedule a visit.

Warm regards, 

Dr. Aron Kivel

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