In Memory of Dr. Ben Wiggins, Jr.
Dr. Ben E. Wiggins, Jr. was a life-long resident of Portsmouth, Virginia, where he enjoyed a very active dental practice since 1964. From 1985 until 2016, he maintained an additional office in the Deep Creek area of Chesapeake, which he likewise enjoyed.
Dr. Wiggins was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry, including an honorary election to Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He received specialized training while serving an internship at Walter Reed Army Hospital, followed by chairing the crown and bridge department at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. After three years in the United States Army, Dr. Wiggins returned home to open his private practice.
He was a charter member and past president of the Churchland Rotary Club and served for many years as secretary-treasurer of the Portsmouth Assembly. Dr. Wiggins was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees and the Endowment Committee.
Dr. Wiggins was a member of the VDA, ADA, Tidewater Dental Association, and Portsmouth-Suffolk Dental Study Club.
Patients who would like to send their condolences to Mrs. Wiggins and their family may send cards to:
Mrs. Ben Wiggins
Care of Morrison Dental Group
1305 Rodman Ave.
Portsmouth, VA 23707