Meet The Doctors & The Team

Dr. AnneMarie Benage began her education right here in Cleburne, TX, where she was born and raised. From there, she attended Baylor University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. AnneMarie continued her education at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. She graduated in the Top 10 of her class, received the Bernhard Gottlieb Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Oral Pathology, and became an active member of the Odontological Honor Society.

Dr. Benage is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, the American Orthodontic Society, and is a Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Benage has taken over 400 hours of continuing education in straight wire orthodontics and loves offering patients a beautiful, straight smile through braces or Invisalign. Now with her advanced education from LVI she offers patients relief from lifetime struggles with TMD pain and migraines through orthotic therapy. Dr. Benage states that her favorite aspect of dentistry is impacting patients’ lives by enhancing their smiles with cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.

At home, Dr. Benage enjoys time with her husband and their four children. The Benages believe in placing God at the center of their lives and their dental practice. They feel grateful to have the opportunity to serve the Cleburne community.

Dr. Mark Benage is originally from Longview, TX. He attended UTA, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. From there, he completed dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, where he met his wife, Dr. AnneMarie.
 
He expanded his dental education with an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Anchorage, Alaska.  Dr. Mark continues to keep up to date and has taken hundreds of hours of advanced education in implant dentistry, 3rd molar surgery, and IV sedation.  Dr. Benage also is a Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies where he gained expertise in full mouth rehabilitation and TMD treatment.
 
Dr. Benage served seven years in the U.S. Army, and five years in the U.S. Air Force.  After separating from the military in 2017, Drs. Mark and AnneMarie Benage moved back to his wife’s hometown of Cleburne, Texas.
 
In his free time, Dr. Mark Benage enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. At Benage Dental Care, Drs. Mark and AnneMarie strive to treat each patient like family.  Dr. Mark Benage has a special gift for creating a relaxing atmosphere for anxious patients.  His gentle confidence can put even the most anxious patients at ease.
Brandie, Patient Coordinator
Brandie has been handling insurance and scheduling since 2007. She started out as an assistant and has been in the dental field ever since. Her advanced knowledge enables her to provide guidance and support to our patients. She has 3 children, and is very passionate about her Boston Terrier dogs.
Stasha, Dental Hygienist

Stasha started out her dental career as a dental assistant and then went back to school to pursue a degree as a dental hygienist. She has 2 wonderful boys and a loving husband. She enjoys camping, fishing, riding bikes, and playing sports with her family.

Andrea, Dental Assistant

Andrea started out her dental career at a dental office in Hillsboro.  There she became passionate about being in the dental field and decided to pursue her dental assisting degree.  She’s bilingual and enjoys taking care of people of all ages.  She loves seeing patients walk out with a smile after a great dental experience.  When not working she loves spending time with her two beautiful daughters and going on small road trips.

Kaitlyn, Dental Assistant
Kaitlyn is quite the multitasker of our office. She can handle anything from assisting to front office tasks. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the dental field. She is currently working on her Business Degree, and will graduate soon. Kaitlyn enjoys barrel racing and spending time with her two young kids in her spare time.
Karrah, Dental Assistant
Karrah is an outgoing, overachieving mother of 4! When she isn’t going above and beyond at the office, she’s usually at an extracurricular activity playing the role of “Team Mom”. She has been in the dental field for over 13 years and is a true people-pleaser when it comes to her patients. Her life motto in dentistry is “Saving lives, one smile at a time!”
Judith, Dental Hygienist
Judith has been in dentistry since graduating from dental assistant school at Texas State Technical/Waco in 1983. In 1995, she completed her studies in the dental hygiene program at Tarrant County College/Hurst and passed the national and state board exams to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She love taking care of people and she believes that a healthy mouth is essential to an overall healthy body. She and her husband, Robert, have lived in Somervell County since 1985 where he was employed by Comanche Peak N.P.S.E.S for 35 years until his recent retirement. They raise cattle, bale hay, and maintain their commercial pecan orchard near DeLeon/Dublin. Judith’s grandchildren, Alivia and Carson, are Nana’s pride and joy along with their mommy Alicia, daddy Lucas, and Uncle Robbie. As you can tell, Judith loves family and will treat you like family.
Jennifer, Insurance Coordinator
Jennifer joined the Benage Dental team as Insurance Coordinator in 2020. She has 20 years of experience in dental insurance and customer service. She enjoys helping patients get the most benefit from their dental insurance. She takes great pride in pressing your dental insurance to pay what is due on your behalf! She has been with her husband for 10 wonderful years. They have 2 teenagers and enjoy time as a family.
Sundee, Front Office
Sundee has been in dentistry for 16 years, most of those in Pediatric Dentistry. She recently moved to Johnson County with her husband. She loves being outdoors, whether she’s hunting, fishing, or just working in the yard! Family is her world. She has 3 children and 2 bonus children (all grown). She also has 2 grandbabies and another on the way!
Caitlin, Dental Assistant
Caitlin finished dental assisting school in June of 2021 at the Texas Academy of Dental Assisting in Fort Worth, TX. She is originally from a tiny town 30 minutes outside of Oklahoma City, but now lives in Granbury with her husband and 3 small children. She loves her family, golden doodle, and college sports!
Sheila, Dental Hygienist
Sheila was a dental assistant for 6 years, and later decided to pursue dental hygiene school. She graduated in 2005, and has been working in dental hygiene ever since. Sheila is passionate about educating her patients on how to clean their teeth, so that they may enjoy their smile for years to come. She has two beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband of 27+ years. Sheila enjoys gardening in her spare time as well as long walks with her dog.
Bailey, Comfort Dog
Bailey is our Comfort Dog. She brings joy and comfort to our young and old patients, and everyone in between! She can sit in your lap or just be in the room with you while your treatment is completed! If you are not a dog-lover, just let us know, and we will make sure she stays in our office for the duration of your visit. She has been trained as a Therapy Dog and loves her job!