Meet Dr. Michael Bender
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Get to Know Dr. Bender
‘‘“I feel blessed to work in a vocation that I love so much and to be able to work together with our team to share our skills and knowledge with our patients. I feel a deep sense of gratitude to our patients for the trust they place in us and the relationships we have built with them and their families throughout the years.”
Dr. Bender has been proudly practicing dentistry in Fort Atkinson since 1987 and believes in supporting our amazing community. He’s dedicated to providing the best dental care for you and your family at BKS Dental.
Dedicated to his craft, Dr. Bender was recognized by the Academy of General Dentistry with its highest honor, the LLSR – Life Long Service RecognitionOpen link in the new window, in 2020. At the time, he was one of only 368 of the organization’s 39,000 members to achieve this honor since its inception in 2005.
This recognition is presented to AGD members who have gone above and beyond their Mastership. This includes completing an additional 1600 hours of continuing education in 16 different dental disciplines and at least 100 hours of dentally-related community service.
Outside of the office, Dr. Bender is involved in the Chamber of Commerce, Fort Atkinson Rotary, his Church, the Scouts, the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, and other service organizations as well. He and his wife, Donna, live in Fort Atkinson and have three adult children and three grandchildren. They enjoy traveling, boating and water sports, biking and hiking, and skiing in the winter.
A Little More about Dr. Bender
- Marquette University, Bachelor in Economics
- University of MinnesotaOpen the link in the new window, Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York, One-Year
- Advanced General Dentistry Program
- Practicing dentistry for 30+ years
- Continuing education and training
- Five Avenues of Service AwardOpen the link in a new window, Fort Atkinson Rotary Club, 2020
- Al Haukom Service Above Self Award I, 2019
- Small Business Person of the Year AwardOpen the link in a new window, Chamber of Commerce, 2015