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Meet Dr. Benjamin Irzyk

Why I Love Being a Dentist

Dentistry is really an opportunity—an opportunity to make a difference in my patients’ lives—an opportunity to have an effect, not only on a patient’s oral health but creating a mindset of better overall health.

Every person that sits in the dental chair has a different idea and diverse explanation of what dentistry means to them. It is fascinating hearing stories of patients, from childhood cavities to their grandparent’s false teeth. Dentistry is special because it allows me to bring together all the unique anecdotes and create a narrative that I can use to provide each and every patient with the most comfortable and worry-free experience possible.

The most rewarding part of the dental profession for me is reaching that breakthrough moment with a patient. That moment where you and the patient take grasp of their oral health together to achieve amazing results. That moment where you show the patient in the mirror the results of the tooth they just broke the night before their wedding. That moment that you know you have given a genuine service to your patient. That moment where everything clicks and makes sense. Dentistry for me is all about my patients and the relationships that are developed while achieving the best total oral health possible.

Education and Continuing Education

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Economics from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, and continued on to graduate from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). I also completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT, where I gained experience in advance surgical and cosmetic techniques, operating and emergency room procedures, and management of medically-complex patients. 

Dentistry is an ever-changing profession with new advancements and improvements happening every day. Continuing education gives me the opportunity to be on the cutting edge, as well as give my patients the best care possible with the latest technology. I have completed courses in implant dentistry, CAD-CAM design, and advanced restorative techniques. I continue to learn and be a student of the dental field to provide a more comfortable, efficient, and successful experience for my patients.

Professional Memberships

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • New Hampshire Dental Society

Outside the Office

Originally from South Kingstown, RI, I currently live in Portsmouth and look forward to becoming an active member of the community.

My free time is dedicated to playing any and all sports—I played varsity soccer in college and love to play basketball, tennis, golf… you name it! I love being outside and enjoy hiking, kayaking, and going to the beach with my wife.