MEET OUR ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
Dr. Braxton M. Henderson is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. This credentialing is the highest level of anesthesia training that can be achieved in dentistry.
Dr. Henderson is a native of Covington, TN, a small town north of Memphis. Having spent many years living in Memphis and Covington, respectfully, he became familiar with the nuances of both city and small-town living. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Biological Sciences.
Dr. Benjamin Pritts is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. This credentialing is the highest level of anesthesia training that can be achieved in dentistry.
Dr. Benjamin Pritts grew up in rural southwestern Pennsylvania where he began working at his family’s feed mill business and small farm at a young age. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Neuroscience.
Dr. Henderson and Dr. Pritts both earned their Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees at the University of Pittsburgh and completed extensive training in a three-year postdoctoral anesthesia residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition to the anesthesia training specifically for patients undergoing oral and maxillofacial procedures, their training consisted of rotations at two Level 1 trauma hospitals (UPMC Presbyterian and Mercy), UPMC Children’s Hospital, UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, UPMC St. Margaret’s, as well as clinical rotations with: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Neurotrauma ICU, Internal Medicine, and Cardiology. Dr. Henderson was a chief resident at UPMC when Dr. Pritts began his residency. During this time, they got to know each other better and often worked together as a team providing exceptional anesthesia care.
Dr. Henderson founded Southern Office-Based Anesthesia to increase access to high quality and comfortable dental care for all patients. Our passion is to increase the safety of anesthesia in the field of dentistry.
Our anesthesiologists are exceptionally well-trained at providing all levels of anesthesia so that your dentist can fully focus on your dental surgical procedure. This allows for safer, more predictable, and comfortable experience for both the patient and the dentist.
Drs. Henderson and Pritts both maintain current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS). They are both licensed and hold a current General Anesthesia permit by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.