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This month, Bumgardner Family Dental celebrated its second anniversary! In honor of this achievement, Dr. Benjamin Bumgardner sat down to reflect on the past two years and what he has enjoyed the most about being in Carencro, what inspired him to become a dentist, and what he hopes to achieve in the future. 


What inspired you to become a dentist?

“From a young age, I was drawn to science and healthcare. In high school, I had opportunities to shadow and learn about many different allied health fields; however, it wasn’t until my 3rd or 4th year of college that I decided on dentistry.  Ultimately, it was the combination of art, science, and the ability to work with my hands that attracted me to dentistry. The family lifestyle was also very attractive. My dad was a dentist and my parents rarely missed a baseball or football game and still had time on the weekends to take us fishing and hunting.”

What is your favorite part of your job?

“In terms of the different fields/specialties in dentistry, I don’t really have a favorite, which is a large part of why I became a general/family dentist. The thing that I find most rewarding, however, is the ability to alleviate pain or fix something cosmetically that drastically alters how well someone feels or feels about themselves.”

What have you enjoyed the most in the past two years of being in Carencro?

“I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and building relationships with the people of Carencro and the surrounding communities.”

With this being the 2-year anniversary, what have been some major milestones that you are most proud of since starting Bumgardner Family Dental? 

“Surviving the pandemic as a new business owner is certainly a highlight, not to mention several major hurricanes. Though not really a milestone, something I’m very proud of and really enjoyed doing during our time here is the education we provided to local schools during National Children’s Dental Health Month in February 2020.”

Although 2020 proved that things can change drastically despite extensive planning, what would you like to see happen and/or achieved in the next year for Bumgardner Family Dental?

“I would like to add some new technologies and new services to better serve our patients.”

Please give a brief statement with regards to your team and their dedication since the beginning.

“I am so grateful for our team. Not only did they help make my transition feel seamless, they have been incredibly flexible during all the challenges we’ve faced over the last year.”

Please give a final brief statement on what it has meant to you and your family to become part of the Carencro community, and the support you have received thus far.

“I have felt so welcomed by the people of Carenco and the entire community. It has been a true pleasure becoming a part of this community and supporting wherever I can.”


You’re the Root of Our Success!

We would like to thank everyone for their support over the last 2 years! We look forward to continuing to provide excellent dental care for you and your family for years to come. If you are interested in learning more about Bumgardner Family Dental, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (337) 896-3062.