Dr. Ben Burris is a licensed dentist and orthodontist in Arkansas. He owns Braces By Burris, an Arkansas orthodontic practice with 11 offices across the state. After completing his undergraduate work at The Citadel, Ben completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master of Dental Science and three-year dental residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He opened Braces By Burris in 2004. Since then, it has grown to become one of the largest orthodontics practices in the U.S.
Ben has long believed in expanding access to dental care. That’s why, in 2008, he established Smile for a Lifetime, which provides free braces to kids who cannot afford them. Smile for a Lifetime has grown rapidly. It now has over 150 chapters across the country and gives away approximately $6 million in free braces every year.