Bennett & Jones Dental Care Announces Dr. Bennett’s Retirement and a New Practice Partner & Name Change
10/22/2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kokomo, IN, October 2018/Press Release/ -- Bennett & Jones Dental Care announces the practice retirement of Dr. Jeffrey Bennett who leaves his position to pursue professional opportunities in Oregon and globally. The dental office is pleased to announce that Dr. Gabrielle Caron has joined the practice and will be seeing patients this month.
Dr. Jeffrey Bennett Announces Retirement
During his 21-year tenure at Bennett & Jones Dental Care, Dr. Bennett brought advancements in technology to the practice and kept a strong commitment to the community and globally. Dr. Bennett has served in leadership on the local, state, and national level with organized dentistry with the Wabash Valley Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association (IDA), and the American Dental Association (ADA). He was named as a Fellow in the American College of Dentistry. Dr. Bennett has contributed locally to the community through Indiana Dentists Delivering Smiles and Howard County Dentists Delivering Smiles (through Project Access) as well as other local charities. In total, Bennett & Jones Dental Care has contributed $273,209 in donated dental care through these charities.
“We will miss Dr. Bennett tremendously. Jeffrey and I met during dental school and became friends. Together, we took over the practice from Dr. Mark Miller and have enjoyed our time together so much. We have raised our families together and have been fortunate enough to serve over 4,000 patients that we call friends,” said Dr. Kathryn Jones.
“Together, with our excellent staff, we have completed over 90,000 cleanings, 38,000 fillings, 8,500 crowns, and 10,000 extractions. While he will be missed, I know he will continue to do important work wherever he goes. His efforts will have a lasting impact and we wish him and his family all the best!”
Dr. Bennett and his family will be moving to Parkdale, Oregon in the summer of 2019. They anticipate spending more time doing dentistry abroad, serving those less fortunate, and exposing their young daughters to the many people and cultures of God’s great world.
“Thank you for 21 remarkable years of warmth, friendship, and support. The love and respect I have received from my patients in Kokomo has been overwhelming! I would have never expected to have received so much back from my profession. What an honor to care for such great people and work alongside such an amazing and talented team. Our office was built on forming relationships with our patients by Dr. Miller, and Dr. Jones and I carried on that mission. Now, Dr. Gabrielle Caron and Dr. Jones will take that legacy even further,” said Dr. Bennett.
New Practice Partner - Dr. Gabrielle Caron
Joining Dr. Kathryn Jones is Dr. Gabrielle Caron with the practice now known as Caron & Jones Dental Care. Dr. Caron will begin seeing patients the week of October 15.
“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Caron to our practice,” said Dr. Kathryn Jones. "She provides a great blend of clinical education and passion for community care. I know that she will be an active member of the community.”
Dr. Gabrielle Caron earned her bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio. From a young age, she always knew she wanted to study dentistry and graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry in 2010. Following graduation, she completed a general practice residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Dr. Caron is certified in dental implant placement through the Misch Institute and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In addition, she is an active member of the Indiana Dental Association and regularly volunteers her dental services. With her free time, Dr. Caron enjoys running, exercising, cooking, and is an avid traveler. Her husband, Jeremy, works in Research and Technology at Haynes International. They are the proud parents of a four-year-old daughter, Giselle, and are expecting their second child in February. She is very excited to be part of the new team!
Caron & Jones Dental Care exists to deliver the highest quality dentistry in the most comfortable way so that you can enjoy a lifetime with a healthy smile. Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art general dentistry in a warm, comfortable, environment. We help you achieve your optimal oral health by completing a thorough exam, discussing your options, and helping you choose what is best. Dr. Kathryn Jones and Dr. Gabrielle Caron believe that the best way to ensure your optimal oral health is through diagnosis and treatment. We utilize Cerec: One-visit Dentistry for same-day crowns and Biolase MD laser dentistry to perform a whole host of dental procedures ranging from routine fillings to gum therapy to cosmetic dentistry for patient comfort and less time at the dentist.