Meet Dr. Ben Kang

Dr. Ben Kang is a unique kind of dentist. With his kid-oriented style and fun personality, he gets children excited about their dental care, helping them develop a lifetime of healthy habits. A native Oregonian, Dr. Kang graduated from Lincoln High School, went to University of Oregon with a degree in Biology, and earning his Doctorate degree at Oregon Health and Science University. He completed his pediatric dental residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a Master’s Degree in Oral Sciences and specializing in pediatric dentistry. For his excellent work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he was awarded chief pediatric dental resident. Dr. Kang returned to Portland to open his first practice and everything else has been history!

Having two kids of my own, I ask myself: What would I do if he or she was my child? I emphasize this philosophy to reflect the way my staff and I practice dentistry. Click here for Testimonials


  • University of Oregon – MS Biology
  • Oregon Health Sciences University. Doctorate of Dental Medicine
  • University of Illinois at Chicago. Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, Masters in oral sciences, Chief Resident.


  • Medical Team International & Christine Smiles
  • Compassion Beaverton & Compassion Tigard 
  • Give Kid’s Smiles


  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oregon Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association & Oregon Dental Association


  • Diplomat, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oregon Class I and II anesthesia permit
  • Active Medical staff at Emanuel Children’s Hospital

Dr. Ben Kang has been named “Top Dentist” in pediatric dentistry in Portland and metro areas by Portland Monthly Magazine for FIVE consecutive years (2007 – 2012). This honor is a peer review survey which asks local dentists to nominate the top dentists in the field of pediatric dentistry.

aapd logoDr. Kang is a board certified pediatric dentist and has completed an independent series of written and oral examinations by The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This voluntary board certification helps you know that Dr.Kang has demonstrated exceptional knowledge in the field of pediatric dentistry and provides the highest standard of care for children.