Bennett Family Dentistry
Michael Bennett, DDS
Ashley Blattner, DDS
Ross Bennett, DDS
Blake Essner, DDS
Cape Girardeau Family Dentist Dr. Bennett
Our Family Caring For Your Family
(573) 334-8013
1200 N. Cape Rock Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
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Dr. Michael W. Bennett

Continuing Education

Advanced Education in Sleep Apena
Aesthetic Dentistry- Veneers
Aesthetic Dentistry- Composite Bonding
Aesthetic Dentistry- KOR Whitening
Endodontics- Root Canal Therapy
Restorative Dentistry- Implants
Restorative Dentistry- Crown and Bridge

Professional Memberships

Fellow, International College of Dentists
American Dental Association (ADA)
Missouri Dental Association
Southeast District Missouri Dental Association- past president
Cape Area Dental Study Club
Missouri Dental Insurance Service Board

Other Memberships
St Andrew Lutheran Church - Elder, Choir member
Lions Club International
University of Missouri Alumni Association
Beta Theta Pi Social Fraternity
Southeast Missouri Hospital Board of Trustees
Montgomery Bank Advisory Board
Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce
National Federation of Independent Businesses
Southeast Missouri State University Booster Club
Charter member Cape Central HS Booster Club

Personal

Dr. Mike Bennett resides in Cape Girardeau with his wife, Gwen, and enjoys spending time with their four adult children, their spouses and grandchildren. He loves music- singing, dancing and listening. As a former athlete, he supports and enjoys all sports and in recent years has taken up golf.

Education

DDS-graduated Cum Laude, University of Missouri School of Dentistry
BS in Chemical Engineering-University of Missouri
-QEBH National Honorary
-Missouri Tiger Football team 1967-1970 All-American, Honorable Mention Valedictorian, Breckenridge High School, Breckenridge, Missouri.

Dr. Ross A. Bennett

Awards

Missouri Dental Association: "Outstanding New Dental Leader" 2011

American Dental Association: "Legislative Excellence Award" 2011


Continuing Education

Hornbrook Functional Anterior Aesthetics Program 2012
Advanced Education in Sleep Apnea
Aesthetic Dentistry - Veneers
Aesthetic Dentistry - KOR Whitening
Aesthetic Dentistry - Composite Bonding Dental Sleep Medicine
Endodontics - Root Canal Therapy
Orthodontics - Invisalign
Restorative Dentistry - Crowns and Bridges
Restorative Dentistry - Implants

Professional Memberships

Fellow, International College of Dentists
American Dental Association (ADA)
Missouri Dental Association (MDA)
    - House of Delegates, 2010
     - House of Delegates, 2009
Southeast District Missouri Dental Association
    - President, 2011
Cape Area Dental Study Club
Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity
    - President, 2007
    - President, 2006

Other Memberships

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Lions Club International
Men's Fraternity
    - Class Leader, 2008-2010
Men At The Cross Steering Committee
Southeast Missouri State University Booster Club
National Federation of Independent Business
Phi Gamma Delta Social Fraternity

Education

DDS, University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Dentistry
BS, Dentistry, Baylor University
Baylor University Varsity Baseball
    - Academic All-American, 1st Team     - All Big XII Conference, 1st Team

Personal

Dr. Ross Bennett resides in Cape Girardeau and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jocey, and their children. His other interests include sports and music. After graduating from Cape Central High School, Dr, Ross was drafted by the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals) to play professional baseball. He turned down the offer and was later honored to be named 1st Team Academic All-American as well as 1st Team All Big XII Conference while playing baseball at Baylor University.

Dr. Ross is very active in the community. He has been a speaker at several local elementary, junior high, and high schools. Dr. Ross has volunteered to perform dental screenings at local schools as well as participated in the "Give Kids A Smile" program. Dr. Ross states, "Teaching and working with youth have always been passions of mine. Throughout my education, I have been blessed to learn from some of our nation's top instructors. I find it a privilege to pass that knowledge on to others. I have enjoyed speaking at several local schools about dentistry and look forward to sharing more about oral health in this community."

Dr. Ross Bennett is regularly featured on the television program "Ask Your Doctor." Past episodes are available for your viewing at the website www.askyourdoctor.tv and the program airs every Thursday night at 8:00pm. In 2010, Dr. Ross become the first and only dentist in Southeast Missouri to be SomnoMed certified for Sleep Apnea appliances. Dr. Ross teams up with local physicians to treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Ashley Blattner, DDS

Continuing Education

Anterior and Posterior Esthetic
Composites (Dr. Dennis Hartlieb)
Esthetic Techniques and Materials (Dr. Frank Spear)
Facially Generated Treatment Planning (Dr. Frank Spear)
Occlusion Workshop (Dr. Frank Spear)

Professional Memberships

American Dental Association
Missouri Dental Association


Education

DDS University of Missouri-Kansas City
BS University of Missouri-Kansas City

Personal

Dr. Ashley Blattner resides in Cape Girardeau with her husband, Trevor and their family. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. After completing her B.S. in Dental Hygiene and practicing for two years, she decided to return to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 2010. She spent three years practicing general dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland before returning to Missouri in 2013. During her time in Baltimore, she had the opportunity to advance her training in complex cosmetic and occlusion cases, dental lasers and dental implants.

Dr. Blattner enjoys working at Bennett Family Dentistry, where she can be part of a practice that is focused on enhancing patient care by staying up-to-date with both technological advances and continuing education opportunities. She takes great joy in helping others and her compassion for patients has a positive impact on the dental experience.

Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling, snow skiing, reading and enjoying the outdoors at Kentucky Lake.

Blake Essner, DDS

Professional Memberships

American Dental Association
Missouri Dental Association
Southeast Missouri Dental Association
Cape Area Dental Study Club



Education

BS, Biomedical Sciences, Southeast Missouri State University
DDS, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry


Personal

Dr. Blake Essner was born and raised in Kelso, Missouri. After graduating from Notre Dame Regional High School, he attended Southeast Missouri State University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Science with a minor in Chemistry. He then moved on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2014. After dental school, Dr. Blake and his wife Christina moved back to Southeast Missouri where he practiced Dentistry at a Federally Qualified Health Center for a year before joining Bennett Family Dentistry in April 2015.


Dr. Essner was excited to join Bennett Family Dentistry where he has been a patient himself for over 20 years. He is very passionate about both preventative and cosmetic dentistry, and his favorite part about his job is synergizing dentistry, artistry, and modern technology to give patients the smile they've always wanted. He strives to do high quality work while maximizing patient comfort and promoting a positive dental experience.


His hobbies include: spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, snow skiing, and staying active through sports.

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Cape Girardeau Family Dentist

Office Hours

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  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • 7:00am - 4:00pm

Contact Info
Phone | (573) 334-8013
Fax | (573) 334-4101
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