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Who We Are

The Foundation for Surgical Excellence was started from a desire
to share with our colleagues the real pearls of our surgical practices.

We noticed a vacuum in the continuing education marketplace. Too many expensive courses. Too much teaser content. Too much showmanship and impractical content for daily practice. Too much promotion of products and services with questionable advantages to tried a true techniques. We think there is a better way.

FSE was formed to provide high quality AND practical surgical education at a value every practice can afford. Our courses are only held at beautiful and fun locations and our lecturers have nothing to sell. Simply, truth in education.

Our Team

Brice Arndt, DDS

Dr. Arndt, D.D.S. is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five ­year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care. Dr. Arndt has been practicing dentistry in Camp Hill for the past 31 years. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, he obtained his dental degree from the University of Minnesota. There, he was the recipient of the highly regarded "Irwin A. Epstein" award for dental excellence. After dental school, he completed a one year Dental Residency and Hospital Dentistry program at the West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. He is a current Board member of the local Frederickson Library, former Board member of the “Big 33” charity, former President of the West Shore Country Club, former Executive Board member of the Harrisburg Area Dental Society and the Founder of Free Dental Care for Migrant Workers’ Children of Adams County. Dr. Arndt was a four year NCAA football starter, and for the past 25 years, has been a team dentist with the Harrisburg Senators pro baseball team with affiliations with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals professional baseball organizations.

A leader in the dental as well as local community, Dr. Arndt has been on several Dental/Medical mission trips throughout the world, including Costa Rica, Peru and the Galapagos Islands, as well as locally treating needy children. Dr. Arndt has extensive training and experience in dental sedation techniques. For many years, he has been a consultant for Holy Spirit Hospital and Healthsouth, a volunteer dentist for the local Mission of Mercy dental and medical clinic in Harrisburg and a volunteer to multiple civic groups and causes. A true advocate for creating superior esthetics for his patients, his countless hours of continued education results in benefits for those he serves. Dr. Arndt has been married to Kristi for 35 years and they have three children, Ryan, Sara and Emily. He is honored to have you consider FSE as your continuing education classroom.

Benjamin Hanson, DDS

Dr. Ben Hanson actively practices in a very busy office in Brownstown Michigan.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) from the University of Michigan.  He has also completed a General Practice Residency with focus on IV sedation and surgery at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor Michigan, and is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  In 2015, Dr. Hanson became the founding partner of Dentin USA - a FDA registered value dental implant and prosthetics distribution company which supports many doctors across the United States.  Dr. Hanson has a deep passion for implant dentistry and dentoalveolar surgery, and is eager to share his experience and practical knowledge through the Foundation for Surgical Excellence.   

Dr. Pankaj Singh, DDS, DABOI/ID, FAAID, DICOI

Co-Founder & Faculty

Dr. Pankaj Singh is a practicing dentist and oral surgeon at Arch Dental of Manhattan in New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY at Stony Brook and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from New York University College of Dentistry before doing his residency in Dental and Oral Surgery at Brookdale Hospital University MedicalCenter, where he served his last year as chief resident followed by implant fellowship also at Brookdale Hospital University Medical Center.


He completed post graduate studies in advanced IV anesthesia at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Montifore Hospital Medical Center, New York City. Recognized as an authority in the field, Dr. Singh has authored “Atlas of Oral Implantology” and published extensively and held such positions as a member of the international teaching faculty of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, board member and examiner of the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI) and is an editor for the Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI). He is an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC and faculty at the Center for facial reconstruction and the New York Head & Neck Institute.

Dr. Singh has a deep intellectual interest in advancing dental education, sleep medicine and dental sleep medicine and is dedicated to improving the lives of his fellow collegues by contributing to their intellectual growth and of those patients who struggle with sleep apnea. Never satisfied with the cumbersome, status quo treatments available to patients with this all too common condition, Dr. Singh started investigating alternative treatment methods and conducted a prospective research project, the results of which he presented at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s annual conference. This resulted in the development of the MAD-FIT™ system, a predictive algorithm used to determine the optimal jaw position for a mandibular advancement device (MAD) to treat obstructive sleep apnea.

Eric Smith, DDS, MD, FAAID

“Serving the dental needs of my patients is of utmost importance to me. To have the ability to improve the quality of someone’s life – it’s beyond rewarding. When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I make people smile, literally. I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to provide my patients with satisfying dental experiences.   As a dentist, I want to help others obtain their ideal level of oral health and a smile they're proud to show. I also strive to make my patients feel comfortable and at ease while under my care. It’s my goal that every single patient walks away from our office feeling great about themselves, their teeth and our practice.”My team and I practice dentistry in a patient oriented manner. Instead of simply telling you what you need, we listen and address your concerns with understanding and compassion. We firmly believe in providing customized dental care that best suits the individual needs of our patients and striving for first-rate quality in everything we do. The community can count on our attention to detail and our commitment to servicing your dental needs.

Dr. Smith has completed advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery (2003-2008, University of Michigan), anesthesiology (2008-2009, University of Michigan), advanced cardiac life support and the esthetic continuum.