Benson Clark, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, is proud to be a part of the leading edge of implant and cosmetic dentistry at King Centre Dental in Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Clark has the highest credentials available to a dentist and practices expert dentistry. He also shares his skills and expertise as a teacher, implant consultant, and researcher.
Dr. Clark graduated from the 5th oldest dental school in the country, The Howard University School of Dentistry. Since graduation, he has dedicated his professional career to making sophisticated implant and cosmetic dentistry accessible to his patients — some of whom travel from Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America to receive his services.
Dr. Clark is the 53rd dentist in the world to receive his Diplomat Credentials from the American Board of Oral Implantology. This credential distinguishes Dr. Clark, enabling him to have the highest level of competence in implantology.
As one of only five board-certified implantologists in the state of Virginia, Dr. Clark is one of the most experienced and distinguished physicians, having placed over 15,000 implants in 35 years with a 97% success rate. For his work in this area, he has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Clark has made it imperative that he and his team continually educate themselves in the latest technology and advances in cosmetic and oral reconstruction to provide you with the best that dentistry has to offer. He has taught or lectured to dentists in 36 states and 12 foreign countries and is a former assistant professor of Clinical Affairs at Howard University, where he formed the 4th dental school implant residency program in the United States. Dr. Clark is also an alumnus of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry (TMJ Disorders).
The focus at King Centre Dental is to provide the highest level of care for patients throughout Virginia and beyond. Dr. Clark consistently strives to benefit his patients with quality unification of beauty and dentistry. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Clark and his esteemed team, call the office or use the convenient online booking tool.
Yasamin Diggs has had the pleasure of working with Dr. Clark since 1984 and has assisted him in his multiple office locations. Ms. Diggs has assisted doctors at the M.C.V. School of Dentistry and education courses offered by Dr. Clark. Her hospital operating experience with Dr. Clark has allowed her to assist in a very demanding environment and expanded functions in surgical implants and cosmetic dentistry. Ms. Diggs is still enjoying dentistry and continuing to educate herself as much as she did on her first day on the job. She has had an extensive education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Ms. Diggs is certified in DOCS Oral Sedation. Her eye for detail in cosmetic dentistry is uncompromising and welcomed in Dr. Clark’s efforts to deliver high aesthetic results. Ms. Diggs is very devoted and passionate about dental assisting; with a pleasant personality, her individuality and skills are uniquely applied as she continues her efforts to make dentistry a pleasant experience for her patients. She truly loves her profession.
Ms. Diggs is the owner of Yasamin Art Gallery. Yasamin's artwork is displayed at City Hall in the mayor’s office of Newport News, local corporate offices, patients’ office and homes, and numerous prominent private collectors. Her other hobbies include traveling, shopping, visiting art galleries, and she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.
Krystal Green, King Centre Dental’s Practice Administrator, is known to live, sleep, and eat dentistry. She is very passionate about educating patients and helping them regain confidence in themselves by improving their smile. She is highly knowledgeable in medical and dental billing, as well as insurance coordination and patient treatment planning. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, where she is pursuing her fellowship.
Mrs. Green enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, eating, watching sports and spending time with her family.
Mia has lived in the Northern Virginia area for over 20 years. Before pursuing Dental Hygiene, Mia gained knowledge and experience as a dental assistant for 6 years. After attending and graduating from the NCVV Medical Campus in 2018, she relocated and practiced in Seattle for over a year. Shortly after, she moved back to Northern Virginia to be closer to family and friends.
As a hygienist, Mia's goal is to educate patients and to be gentle, but thorough as she knows what it's like to be in the dental chair herself.
In her free time, Mia likes to travel, dine out, watch movies/shows and enjoys being a tourist in her own city!