Dr. Carsen Bentley

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences

Dr. Carsen Bentley


Phone: 415.929.6426
Email: cbentley1@pacific.edu


BA, University of New Mexico, Chemistry and Political Science, 2008

DDS, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dentistry, 2011

Cert., Lutheran Medical Center, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2012

MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Public Health, 2016

Carsen Bentley, DDS, MPH, is an assistant professor at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, and joined the faculty in 2014. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with baccalaureate degrees in both chemistry and political science, Dr. Bentley received his dental degree from the University of the Pacific in 2011, and his MPH from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2016. 

Dr. Bentley currently is the full-time attending faculty in the Special Care Clinic at the University of the Pacific, providing access to dental care for patients with developmental disabilities, are medically compromised or those living with psychosocial conditions.

Dr. Bentley’s background includes serving as a dental director of a Federally Qualified Health Center and as a direct tribal hire in the Indian Health Service. He currently maintains a private practice in San Francisco.

Dr. Bentley is on the American Association of Public Health Dentistry Council on Educational Affairs; is on the Journal of Public Health Dentistry Evaluation Committee; is an examiner on the Dental Board of California; is the Chairman of the San Francisco Children's Dental Health Committee; is on the board of directors of the San Francisco Dental Society; is a member of the Community Dental Health Committee of the San Francisco Dental Society; is an alternate delegate to the California Dental Association 2018 House of Delegates; and is a member of the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership, SF Children's Oral Health Strategic Plan Implementation Coordination Committee. His research interests include dentistry in non-dental settings, teledentistry and silver diamine fluoride.