Dr. Gerald Benson
A native of Albany, Georgia, Dr. Benson has practiced general dentistry for more than 30 years, all of that time working, here, in Savannah, Georgia. Upon completing his studies at Young Harris College, Gerald Benson attended the University of Tennessee’s College of Dentistry where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree.
In 1971, Dr. Benson relocated his family to Savannah to join Model Cities Health Center as a general dentist, and eventually established his first dental office at 15 East Jones Street, later moving to 65th Street, and finally to the current location on Paulsen Street.
Dr. Benson is respected by his patients who know he will provide optimal dentistry with a caring approach. He is an avid reader and crossword puzzlist, and will seldom be found without one or the other. For several days every year, Dr Benson continues his perpetual battle with local golf courses, hoping that he will one day graduate from the ranks of bad golfer.
Dr. Blake Jones
Dr. Blake Jones was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Calvary Day School then attended Georgia Southern University and Armstrong Atlantic State University, where he played basketball. Dr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in Cell/Molecular Biology from Armstrong. In 2017, he graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. Dr. Jones continued his education, completing a residency program AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. During this time, Dr. Jones focused on cosmetic, implant and sedation dentistry.
Dr. Jones is passionate about the personal relationships that can be built with patients and believes it is an incredible profession that can be used as a stepping stone for ministry work and sharing the gospel. While in school, Dr. Jones started an organization called HIM ministries (Hearts for International Missions). This ministry heads up mission trips to Romania. Future efforts of HIM ministries is to create and manage a dental and health clinic in Finate, Romania. Dr. Jones wishes to continue his ministry and care for others now that he is back at home in Savannah.