Dr. Mark grew up in the Pacific Northwest near Tacoma, Washington. As a kid he enjoyed exploring the beautiful orders and playing sports year-round. With a mother who taught anatomy and a father working as a physician, Dr. Mark became interested in healthcare at a young age. This led to him pursuing a college education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
While in college, he worked as a special healthcare needs aid for adults in assisted living. This solidified his desire to work in a people-centered field like healthcare. He shadowed many healthcare professionals and loved the respectful and artistic side of pediatric dentistry. Following his undergraduate education, he attended dental school at the world-renowned University of Washington School of Dentistry.
In dental school he volunteered with multiple dental programs assisting underserved populations and migrant workers throughout Washington state. These programs provided emergency dental services, but also focused on empowering others through oral health education. After dental school, he completed a 2-year pediatric dental residency program at the top-ranked Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. This program provided extensive training in treating children with both common and rare medical conditions.
Outside of work, Dr. Mark and his wife have two beautiful children. They enjoy the supportive role they have in their children’s lives. The greater Phoenix area has provided several resources and activities that they take full advantage of. Prior to having kids, Dr. Mark traveled extensively and may get back into that when the kids are older. Currently, he enjoys keeping weekends simple with splash pads and soccer classes.
Dr. Mark would love to meet your family and care for your children. He will use compassion, respect, and kid-friendly guidance to provide high-quality dentistry for your family.
Dr. Mark is eager to meet your family and provide high-quality dentistry services with compassion, respect, and a kid-friendly approach. Dr. Mark understands the important role dental health plays in overall well-being and aims to be a trusted partner in your family's oral healthcare journey.
Dr. Mark's experiences during his education, especially shadowing healthcare professionals, ignited his passion for pediatric dentistry. He was drawn to the respectful and artistic aspects of pediatric dentistry, where he could make a positive impact on children's oral health.
Whether your child needs routine check-ups, preventive care, or specialized treatment, Dr. Mark is trusted by the Anthem, AZ community to provide quality pediatric dental care. Come in and see why he is such a valuable addition to Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry.