About Us

Serving Families in Port Angeles, WA

At Peninsula Dental Clinic, our knowledgeable staff utilizes the latest technologies to provide superior dental services to kids, adults and families in the Port Angeles community. We are dedicated to giving patients thoughtful dental care in a warm and welcoming environment.

Peninsula Dental Clinic aims to make both new and returning patients feel at home, regardless of the dental procedure they’re receiving. We also take the time to learn about each patient’s needs and health history. Our goal is help you understand your diagnosis and treatment options as well as put you in a position for long-term, good oral health. We are confident your dental experience with us will be nothing but positive.

Meet Our Staff

K. Ben Skerbeck, DDS

Dr. Skerbeck opened Peninsula Dental Clinic in 1990, and it became the first and only dental practice to offer dental implants and intravenous sedation. He married his wife Kim in 1984, and they have two children together, Ryan and Joe, both of whom graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. In his free time, Dr. Skerbeck enjoys mountain biking, skiing and backpacking.


Port Angeles High School, 1976
Central Washington University, 1984
BA Chemistry; BS Biology – Summa Cum Laude.
Washington State University, 1985
Ph.D. in Biochemistry (One Year)
University of Washington Dental School, 1989
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
University of Florida, 1990
General Practice Residency

Professional Achievements

Master in the College of Conscious Sedation
Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
Advanced Cardiac Life Provider for 25+ years
License Intravenous Sedation Washington State for 25+ years


American Dental Association (ADA)
Washington State Dental Association (WSDA)
Olympic Peninsula Dental Society (OPDS)
International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA)

Angela Springob, CDA/Front Office

Angie joined our staff at Peninsula Dental Clinic in 2007. Since then, she’s become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and received a National Certification as a Dental Anesthesia Assistant. Angie and her husband, Matt, have one son named Marshall. When she’s not working, Angie and her family enjoy travelling and all of the outdoor activities the Olympic Peninsula has offer.

Jimmy James, RDH

Jimmy started working at Peninsula Dental Clinic in 2003 after graduating from the Hygiene Program at Clark College Hygiene in 2002. He is also a recipient of the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification. In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys coaching kids soccer teams and began coaching on the Olympic Peninsula in 2006. He and his wife, Heidi, have two sons, Hayden and Evan, and a daughter, Natalya.

Dawn Bennett, CDA

Dawn began her career as a dental assistant in 2004, working under her Uncle, Dr. Love, in Missouri. In 2005, she returned to her hometown of Port Angeles and started working at Peninsula Dental Clinic. She is a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and has received her Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification. Dawn and her husband, Josh, have a daughter named Jaelyn, and she’s looking forward to her growing family. In their free time, they can be found bargain hunting, enjoying the local cuisine or beachcombing.

Sarah Grice, RDA

Sarah is a graduate of Arizona College of Allied Health with a specialization in dental assisting. She began her career in 2004 and joined Peninsula Dental Clinic in 2011. Sarah has two children, Maliah and Jake. When she’s not working, Sarah is spending her time with her family and going to her children’s many sporting events.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our staff or services. Call Peninsula Dental Clinic today or fill out our contact form for more information.