Meet Dr. Padilla

Meet Our Associate Dentist, Dr. Ben R. Padilla!

IMG_2298At Children’s Dentistry of Amarillo, we are committed to ensuring that your child is comfortable visiting while embracing healthy oral habits from the start. Our commitment to providing excellence in pediatric dentistry starts with our team of caring and passionate dental professionals, like our own Associate Dentist, Dr. Ben R. Padilla.

Dr. Padilla’s interest in dentistry sparked after spending time in his uncle’s dental practice. Observing his uncle’s work in the office and helping out in the lab as a kid solidified Dr. Padilla’s desire to become a dentist. At West Texas State University, Dr. Padilla earned a BBA in Finance. He then attended West Texas A&M University to study biology and chemistry. Dr. Padilla completed dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch San Antonio. As an added bonus to our practice, Dr. Padilla is nitrous-oxide certified.

Dr. Padilla holds himself to a high standard when it comes to patient care. One of the things he finds most rewarding is seeing his fellow panhandle neighbors on a daily basis, helping them navigate their dental concerns. Dr. Padilla's personal philosophy is to be kind, compassionate, and caring. And while his profession demands that he educate and treat patients, his mission is to be empathetic and attentive too!

When Dr. Padilla has free time, he enjoys spending time with his nephews, outdoor activities, such as running, biking, hiking, and visiting state parks. He also enjoys a good movie with a big tub of popcorn (and never forgets to floss right after)!