About Your Dentist

S. Dwain Gaither, DDS


  • Bakersfield Junior College 1962 - 1964
  • A.A. Fullerton Junior College 1965
  • Memphis State University 1965 1966
  • D.D.S. University of Tennessee, Memphis September, 1969

Honors & Awards:

  • Richard Doggett Dean and Marguerite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society, inducted 1969
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children Award, 1969
  • International College of Dentists Award, 1969
  • Graduation with High Honors, 1969
  • Psi Omega Fraternity, 1969
  • Class President, 1965 1969
  • President of Dental School, 1969

Dental Licensure:

  • Licensed in Tennessee, 1971
  • Basic Life Support, current
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, current

Practice Experience:

  • General Practice of Dentistry
    • United States Air Force, 1969 1971
      Taught & trained Ancillary Staff
      In charge of Handicap Services
  • Practicing Dentistry
    • Memphis, Tennessee 1971 present


  • Memphis Dental Study Group (Past President), 1971 present
  • West Tennessee Implant Study Group, 1980 1995
  • International Academy of Gnathology, 1973 1990
  • Academy of General Dentistry, 1975 present
  • American Dental Association, 1969 - present
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 1991-present
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Benjamin Gassmann, DMD

“Everyone smiles in the same language.” – George Carlin

My Mission

“My mission is to make a positive difference in my patients’ lives by delivering high quality, comprehensive dentistry and empowering them to take control of their oral health. I strive to be a valuable member of my community and connect to those around me in a meaningful way.”

Education & Continuing Education

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine – Glendale, ArizonaDoctor of Dental Medicine

University of Arizona – Tucson, ArizonaBachelor of Science in Biology

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Gassmann was raised in Arizona and met his wonderful wife while in school. Upon graduating, the couple moved to Memphis to be closer to family and because they both loved the city and friendly community. Growing up, Dr. Gassmann frequently played golf and as such, he loves spending time outside! He also enjoys training for marathons, drawing and learning new crafts in his free time.