Dr. Ross A. Bennett, DDS

Dr. Ross Bennett resides in Cape Girardeau and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jocey, and their five children. Dr. Ross Bennett graduated dental school from the University of Missouri Kansas City and graduated with his MBA from William Woods University. After graduating from Cape Central High School, Dr. Ross was drafted by the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals) to play professional baseball. He turned down the offer and was later honored to be named 1st Team Academic All-American as well as 1st Team All Big XII Conference while playing baseball at Baylor University in the Big XII Conference. In 2004, Dr. Ross was inducted into the Cape Central High School Hall of Fame.

Dr. Ross is one of two dentists in Missouri to win the Golden Apple Award from the American Dental Association. The American Dental Association flew Dr. Bennett to Washington DC to speak to new dentists about leadership and community involvement. Dr. Bennett was also named “Top New Dental Leader” by the Missouri Dental Association as well. Dr. Ross Bennett was recognized by Invisalign for achieving Platinum status in 2020. He is the first general dentist in Southeast Missouri to achieve this level of expertise. Dr. Ross Bennett also became the first SomnoDent sleep apnea provider in the Southeast Missouri region in 2010.

Bennett Family Dentistry was named Small Business of the Year by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, residents of the area have voted Bennett Family Dentistry “#1 Dental Office” in the Southeast Missourian’s Peoples Choice Awards every year beginning in 2009. Dr. Ross added, “The Peoples Choice Award is our favorite award to win. The award is voted on by residents from all over Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. We love to care for others and we appreciate our community recognizing our service.”

Dr. Ross Bennett is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and Southeast Dental Society. He has served as President of both the Southeast Dental Society and the Cape Girardeau Dental Study Club. Additionally, Dr. Ross Bennett also teaches courses to other dental professionals for the Missouri Dental Association.


BS, Baylor University
DDS, University of Missouri Kansas City
MBA, William Woods University

Continuing Education

Galler Advanced Invisalign Group
Hornbrook Anterior Aesthetics Program
Advanced Education in Sleep Apnea
Root Canal Boot Camp

Professional Memberships

American Dental Association (ADA)
Missouri Dental Association (MDA)
Southeast Dental Society
Cape Dental Study Club
Fellow, International College of Dentists
Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Pierre Fauchard Academy
Academy of Clear Aligners
Lions Club International


Missouri Dental Association: “Outstanding New Dental Leader” 2011
American Dental Association: “Legislative Excellence Award” 2011