Dr. Benjamin Vela

Dentistry
Corpus Christi, TX
14 years experience male

Locations

Vela Dental Southside

Corpus Christi, TX

Address

4822 Holly Rd., Corpus Christi, TX
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Metlife Insurance Company of Connecticut

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

Vela Dental Crosstown

Corpus Christi, TX

Vela Dental Kingsville

Kingsville, TX

About

Bio

Dr. Benjamin Vela began practice with his father in 2006, helping to build 3 additional practices and eventually taking over the Corpus Christi and Kingsville offices. A native of Corpus Christi, Dr. Ben graduated from King High School in 1999. He graduated in three years from St. Mary’s University with a BA in Biology. Afterwards, he went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UT Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio. He is married to Dr. Carla Gamez, a professor at Del Mar College. Dr. Ben focuses his professional attention to the practice of implant and cosmetic dentistry.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Dentistry - Endodontics

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
91 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Vela
14 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Your doctor could very likely have been using a product to help with the try-in or cementation process. Blue may also be part of the "build-up" under ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Vela
14 years experience Dentistry
Need more info: Many times after wisdom tooth extraction, the sockets require sutures. When the gums are closed together, it will bring more "meat" closer to the tee ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Vela
14 years experience Dentistry
Shifting can occur: All teeth have little cushions around them called the periodontal ligament (pdl). Because of this, the teeth can shift at anytime. If there is microsc ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jun 9, 2013
Excellent doctor
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vela is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vela is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had found one but when I went I recieved a free exams then was told that I need to come back with $1000.00.I will keeps looking. Thankyou
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Thanks for your quick reply! Doctor says my jaw may of been broken over a year ago due too someone throwing a lighter by accident at it after wisdom teeth were removed?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u for advice now I have this feeling for a month almost I went to him he didn't help me where I can go to make complain for doctor?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 2006MD

Awards

Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
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