About Your Dentist

Benjamin Hanson, DDS

Dr. Ben Hanson was born in Detroit, Michigan and has remained a resident of southeastern Michigan throughout his life. Dr. Hanson completed his bachelor’s degree and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. From there, Dr. Hanson completed an advanced residency program focusing on complex restorative dentistry, oral surgery, and IV sedation at the VA Hospital and the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor. Dr. Hanson entered private practice in 2011 and has maintained a consistent focus on continued learning, completing hundreds of hours of advanced training.

Dr. Hanson firmly believes in lifelong education and is a founding partner and faculty member at the Foundation for Surgical Excellence– an Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) accredited continuing education company supporting doctors in learning progressive surgical techniques to advance patient care. Dr. Hanson is also the Clinical Director of Implantology for Heartland Dental Care, the largest Dental Support Organization in the United States.

Dr. Hanson was awarded Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and maintains membership with many professional organizations.

At West Highland Dental Care our focus is honest, high quality, evidence-based dental care in a comfortable environment that is accessible to the community. Our team is passionate about what we do and we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to our community.

Dr. Hanson met his wife, Krystal at Lahser High School in 2000 and enjoys spending his free time with his two young children, Ben and David.

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Monica Garay, DDS

“Everything starts with a smile. It is my greatest privilege to be a part of creating one of the keys to a happy life: a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile.”

My Mission

“My Mission is to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for all my patients. I want to meet all of the needs of my patients, while providing the highest quality of personalized preventative and comprehensive dental care.”

Education & Continuing Education

University of Detroit Mercy – Detroit, MichiganBachelor of Science in Biology

University of Detroit Mercy – Detroit, MichiganDoctor of Dental Surgery

Professional Memberships

Dr. Monica Garay is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

In her free time, Dr. Monica Garay enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their family and friends, as well as trying new restaurants, working out, and traveling.