Periodontist and Dental Implantologist
- Voted “Texas Best Periodontist / Implantologist”
Dr. Mark Margolin received his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed a three-year residency specializing in periodontics and dental implants at Oregon Health & Science University where he served as chief resident during his final two years. Dr. Margolin achieved the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2005, a verification of expert status in the field.
Dr. Margolin has devoted significant time to teaching and research. He was an assistant professor of periodontology at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dental Medicine from 2000 to 2003. Prior to his dental training, Dr. Margolin worked in cardiovascular research at the North Shore University Hospital Biomedical Research Center. He contributed to bioengineering research, which led to the development of medical devices still in use in cardiovascular bypass surgery today.
During his dental training, Dr. Margolin did cellular research in a skin bank and grew skin grafts for burn victims. Dr. Margolin continued his research during his hospital residency, with a concentration on bone growth factors and sinus augmentation surgery. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals, and he was recognized for his efforts with the Quintessence Award for Student Research in 1994 and the California Society of Periodontists Award for Research in the Field of Dental Implantology in 1997. He also won the Northeast Society of Periodontists Student Periodontology Award in 1994.
Dr. Margolin is an active member of the Dallas County Dental Society, for which he serves on the membership development committee. He has been elected to the Dallas County peer review committee, as well.
Dr. Margolin performs services in all facets of periodontal therapy and dental implantology, but he has a particular interest in the field of aesthetic periodontal plastic surgery. He has given numerous seminars on this topic, and taught aesthetic dental surgery to other dental professionals. He also has been a sponsored speaker for biomedical and dental implant companies and a featured speaker at the Southwest Dental Conference. He puts emphasis on minimally invasive microsurgical techniques when possible ease recovery.
Dr Margolin has been placing dental implants for over 25 years. He uses technology for diagnosis and treatment, performing virtual surgery on his computer before translating the treatment to the patient by way of 3D imaging and CADCAM technology. He will help determine the correct implant treatment for each patient, whether that is a single implant for a single tooth - titanium or ceramic zirconia, multiple implants for a bridge or snap in appliance, or a full mouth replacement teeth in a day fixed implant prosthesis
Dr Margolin prefers to use natural materials when grafting patients. These can be donor materials or from the patient themself. For patients who desire to use their own tissue, a newer technology called L-PRF is available that requires a simple blood draw to process graft materials without the need for surgical harvesting.
Communication and trust are key components to a good doctor patient relationship. Dr Margolin spends time explaining to patients what their needs are and options for treatment, then helps craft an individualized plan to meet their needs. He understands that he is treating a person, not a dental issue, and tries to create as pleasant a dental experience as possible for his patients.
For patients who are anxious about dentistry, Dr Margolin in certified in multiple levels of sedation. Laughing gas, oral sedatives, or IV sedation are offered as best suits the patients needs.
Dr. Margolin lives in the Dallas Park Cities with wife Melissa, son Cole, daughter Cate, and goldendoodle Graham. When he’s not working, he often is spending time with his family - at boy scouts or marching band performances with his son, at dance competitions or working in their organic garden with his daughter or at the dog park with Graham. Dr. Margolin also enjoys playing indoor soccer, cooking, reading, photography, and and adventure travel. Dr Margolin and family have summited Mt Kilimanjaro, hiked at 14,500 feet in valle sagrado peru, hiked the Inca Trail to Maccu Pichu, performed the birdman run on Easter Island, repelled down 180 foot waterfall in Costa Rica, reindeer sledded north of the arctic circle to see the northern lights at the border of Norway and russia, among other adventures.