Dr. J. Benjamin Mancia
Dr. J. Benjamin Mancia was born in Miami, Florida, and raised in El Salvador. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in biology from Florida International University in Miami. He earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the dean’s scholarship, the highest academic merit award given by the university. Following his training, Dr. Mancia worked as a general dentist for two years before deciding to pursue specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After a year of surgical internship at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, he completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at New York Medical College.
During residency, Dr. Mancia became interested in the latest advancements in digital dentistry, 3-D imaging and high-tech surgical instrumentation. Through his work with other departments, he was integral in changing outdated protocols into a fully digital workflow that improved surgical outcomes, patient comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Mancia is trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest in computer guided dental implant surgery, full mouth rehabilitation, complex bone grafting procedures, wisdom teeth extraction and IV sedations.
Dr. Mancia met his wife, Alison, a Greenville, South Carolina, native, in dental school. After living in many cities in the United States, they decided to move to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, and establish their family. Dr. Mancia is excited to work with the Asheville community and brings his commitment for high quality and compassionate care. He is dedicated to providing his patients with personalized care that makes them feel comfortable and involved in their own health.
Dr. Mancia is committed to lifelong learning both in the office and at home. He enjoys attending continuing education courses and implementing the latest technological advancements in his practice. Dr. Mancia is constantly searching for new skills and often takes on new projects outside of the office. In his free time, he enjoys watching classic movies, reading, scuba diving, hiking, trying new restaurants and traveling with his wife. He would love to hear any restaurant or hiking trail recommendations in the Asheville area that you might have.