Meet Dr. Benjamin Polan

A dentist who keeps learning

Dr. Benjamin Polan, DMD, FABDSM



Some ten years ago after practicing dentistry for many years I was fortunate to take a course espousing the future of dentistry and its ability to change people’s lives. That day the light went on and my quest to become one of the premier dentists began.

My mentor has a quote he often uses, “you don’t know what you don’t know”. This has driven my thirst for knowledge and new techniques to the highest level. I am happiest when this acquired ability can truly change lives.

Dr. Benjamin Polan attended Connecticut College and Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. He has been practicing on the North Shore for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the prestigious

Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, and is trained in the discipline of combining aesthetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry to provide aesthetics as well as function in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ). Dr. Benjamin Polan has also received extensive training at the

Somnomed Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the

Allentown Pain Center, The Elite Dental Institute and The Tufts Dental School Mini Residency Program in Sleep Apneatraining him to treat TMJ, headache pain and sleep apnea.

Dr. Benjamin Polan continues to stay cutting edge with the most technological advances in dental medicine. He has studied with some of the leading dentists and scholars in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a member of

The Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Somnomed Academy, and T

he International Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA) and the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics. In addition, Dr. Benjamin Polan has been a member of

the American Dental Association and

the Massachusetts Dental Association, and Alpha Omega.

Dr. Polan is the leading Somnomed Preferred Dentist in Essex County!

A dentist who cares

Dr. Benjamin Polan has traveled to Israel to provide pediatric dental care to the nation’s neediest children, regardless of ethnicity or religious background. He has partnered with Drs. With a Heart, an national organization treating the indigent, and

Beverly Bootstraps to provide dental care to those most in need.

A dentist who loves life

“I grew up in the Metro west area, and moved to the North Shore after graduating from dental school, where I now live with my family. My wife, Bonnie, is an educator with a Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching. My two children have established successful careers of their own; my daughter Briana is a musician and conductor and is currently in law school, and my son Brad is a financial analyst. Our wonderful Daughter in Law Yvette Polan is also a dentist, specializing in Prosthodontics.  At home are our two Tibetan Terriers, Bella, Brodie who allow us to occupy the house with them and love agility training. My passion for aesthetic dentistry has led to a new hobby, creating mosaics and stained glass art.”

“I am an avid skier, and taught skiing for many years in Maine. I am a passionate Red Sox fan, along with the Patriots and the other Boston teams. I love Mozart, Beethoven, Broadway songs and Oldies. My favorite word is generous, and my friends use it often to describe me. I am a member of the Board of Directors of Temple Ahavath Achim, Gloucester, MA and love to play bridge.”