Dr. Benjamin Brown
Dr. Ben Brown was born in Idaho, but quickly moved to Alaska where he was raised. He attended undergraduate school in Idaho Falls and later graduated from Nova Southeastern School of Dental Medicine in Southern Florida. Growing up in Alaska, Dr. Brown developed a tremendous love for the mountains. Upon graduation, he couldn’t wait to get back to the lifestyle the mountains provide. He initially chose the Western Slope of Colorado for its beauty and grandeur, but quickly fell in love with the Western Slope, especially the kids. He loved his experience working with children at Smiles4 Kids. So much so, he became a permanent partner and never looked back. Dr. Brown says, “Dentistry has given me and my family so much, working with kids gives me a way to feel like I’m giving back to our community.” Dr. Brown enjoys camping, mountain biking, and snowboarding with his wife and three boys, as well as participating in adventure races. Whether it’s spending time in the high mountains with his family or fixing little teeth, Dr. Brown is grateful to be here in Colorado and to be able to serve this community.
Dr. Helgerson earned his DMD degree from Midwestern University outside of Chicago. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa.After graduation from dental school, Ryan moved to Montrose and immediately fell in love with the people and beauty of the western slope. He particularly enjoys working with children and young adults. Dr. Helgerson believes that the first dental visits can shape a patient’s long-term comfort at the dentist, so it is critical to make the first visits enjoyable. He also believes in establishing good oral hygiene habits at an early age in order to prevent long-term negative dental implications. He is sure to take his time with each patient and guardian to ensure that these habits are initiated as young as possible and any questions or concerns are addressed before leaving the office.Ryan is a member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Colorado Dental Association, and American Dental Association.When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Helgerson can be found in the mountains hunting, fly-fishing, camping, hiking or skiing. He also enjoys playing soccer, golf, and ultimate frisbee. Ryan is a passionate Green Bay Packer and Iowa Hawkeyes fan.