Dr. Cole Bender is a Southern California native who strives to help patients reach their desired treatment outcomes through high-quality, empathetic, and compassionate care. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a minor in Entrepreneurial Management. Dr. Bender later went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with Honors in Clinical Restorative Dentistry. He also started his own company designed to deliver 3D technology to dental classrooms across the nation. It was here that Dr. Bender discovered his passion for evidence-based dentistry, patient-centered treatment, and utilizing modern dental technology to improve dental care.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Bender moved back to Southern California and completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in San Diego. He was grateful for the opportunity to give back to the nation’s veterans while receiving extensive training in oral surgery, root canal therapies, implant dentistry, and complex restorative sciences.
Dr. Bender is an active member of the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the San Diego Dental Society. Through these associations, he continues to improve through continuing education and keeping up-to-date with cutting-edge technology in order to deliver state-of-the-art treatments.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Bender and his wife, Alexandra, enjoy an active lifestyle and can be found hanging on the beach with their Bernese Mountain Dog, Barb, as well as golfing, surfing, hiking, snowboarding, and adventuring across California.