Benton & Nelson DDS

Dr. Don Benton, DDS

A dentist with no shortage of experience and who is known for his gentle touch

Dr. Benton started our practice over 40 years ago. He has a passion for cosmetic and general dentistry, and he has been proudly serving the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad community since he graduated from dental school.

He’s focused on patient comfort. Dr. Benton has a calm and gentle demeanor, which is also reflected in his dental work. Many of his patients remark that he has the gentlest touch of any dentist they've ever been to! 

A dentist who is from Winston-Salem, and who trained at Carolina

Dr. Benton was born and raised in Winston-Salem. Dr. Benton graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in 1969.  Following high school, he attended college at UNC Chapel Hill. He fell in love with Chapel Hill during his 4 years as an undergraduate, so he stayed 4 more years for dental school. Upon graduation, Dr. Benton returned to his hometown and established a private practice where he would go on to serve patients for 43 years and counting.

Dr. Benton knows his patients. He has meaningful relationships with his patients and is compassionate in addressing their dental needs.

He’s committed to continuing education. Dr. Benton has taken countless hours of continuing education over the years to further his skills to better serve his patients.

Dr. Don Benton is a member of:

  • The Forsyth Dental Society
  • The North Carolina Dental Society
  • The American Dental Association

In his spare time, Dr. Benton enjoys golfing and is a member of the Forsyth Country Club. He also enjoys renovation projects at his Buena Vista home and collecting artwork. Dr. Benton is the proud father of two and is thrilled to be a grandfather.  


He fixed everything in my mouth

There is a reason Dr. Nelson has consistent 5-star reviews-he is a talented, knowledgeable, and caring dentist. I became a patient of Dr. Nelson’s office after an emergency and some previous unsavory experiences at other practices. Dr. Nelson has worked with me to do a full oral plan, explained everything in detailed and has fixed everything in my mouth including placing an implant. I never had any pain, felt any anxiety, or had any concerns. Highly recommend Dr. Nelson and his staff of talented professionals.

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