Dr. Ben Hunsaker


Dr. Benjamin Hunsaker

Dr. Benjamin Hunsaker completed his undergraduate work at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington and then attended Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry, graduating from the program in 1990. Dr. Hunsaker received several awards including OHSU’s Award of Clinical Excellence, the American College of Prosthodontology’s Undergraduate Achievement Award, and the American Academy of Periodontology’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics. He has been practicing in Salem since his graduation in 1990. He is a member of the Oregon Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists, American Dental Association, Marion Polk Yamhill Dental Society, and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He has been on the front of sleep apnea and one of the first to provide sleep apnea appliances in the Salem area. He also participates in the Salem-Keizer School District’s Neighborhood Dentist program, in which he donates one urgent-treatment appointment per month to a low-income, uninsured child in acute pain. 

Dr. Hunsaker’s greatest joy is spending time with his wife DeAnna and their four children. The eldest, Travis, followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a dentist, and is now an owner at Hunsaker Dental. Travis and his wife Laurie have three energetic boys. The second, Kevin, owns Ace Diesel Performance and Auto Repair. He and his wife Katrina have two girls. Angela, their third child, works at Hunsaker Dental as a team leader and has a daughter and a toddler boy. Megan, the youngest, and her husband Nick have a little girl and boy and move regularly to fulfill Nick’s job as a Federal Agent.

Dr. Hunsaker also enjoys working on home-improvement projects and volunteering his time to his church. He loves spending time outdoors boating, fishing, camping, and enjoying all the other activities that the Northwest has to offer.