Dr. Eric Benefield
A native of Grand Junction, CO
Dr. Eric Benefield was born and raised right here in Grand Junction, Colorado, and is a proud to be a native of the Grand Valley. Growing up on the Redlands, he has some fond memories from Scenic Elementary, Orchard Mesa Middle School, and Fruita Monument High School. Outdoor recreation is still right up his alley. Some of Dr. Eric Benefield’s favorite things to do include hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, golfing, and watching movies. He doesn’t know why golf is listed because his inconsistency drives him crazy, but he continues to enjoy trying to improve!
Dr. Eric Benefield completed his undergraduate studies at Utah Valley University. Then, when he was very blessed to be selected as one of the 140 dental students from a crowd of nearly 3,000 applicants at the University of the Pacific School in Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. In 2003, he graduated #1 in my class as valedictorian. Upon graduation, Dr. Eric Benefield served as a dentist in the U.S. Army for 3 years at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
A message from Dr. Eric Benefield: Family is important
My life revolves around my beautiful wife, Aimee and our six kids! Our four daughters, each born in different states, are growing up to be beautiful young women just like their mom! Our first son is named Hinckley. He is named after one of the most influential men in both my life and my wife’s, Gordon B. Hinckley. We were blessed with one final addition, our son Thomas. He is named after another hero of ours, Thomas S. Monson.
Coming home to Grand Junction, CO in October 2011 was one of the big highlights in my life. It is so fun to be raising my children right here where I was raised. Their love for the outdoors and the western slope continues to grow! It’s great to be home, providing dental care in this area of the world that means so much to me!