Dr. Mark Anderson
Mark W. Anderson, DDS, FAGD
Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Mark Anderson was born and raised in the Detroit area. The tenth of 14 children, he attended Oakland University on a scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973. Dr. Anderson is also a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, where he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1976. During this time, he attended an oral surgery residency at the University of Detroit, as well as a periodontics (gum disease) residency at Case Western Reserve University. After graduation, he moved to Genesee County to enter private practice. In 1982, Dr. Anderson completed additional training in orthodontics and is pleased to offer braces to his patients as well as many other services.
In the early 1980s, well before it was required, Dr. Anderson became one of the first dentists in the area to use gloves when treating patients. Today, his office continues to go above and beyond the current standards of infection control. In 1995, Dr. Anderson became the first dentist in Genesee County to go latex-safe. Latex, a rubber derivative used to make medical gloves, balloons, and other products, causes allergic reactions in many people. In making these and other changes, Dr. Anderson continually safeguards the health of both his patients and staff.
Throughout the years of his career, Dr. Anderson has kept current by attending additional dental sub-specialty training seminars and conferences. Because of this, he is able to offer many services to his patients, avoiding the practice of many of his colleagues who refer all but the simplest procedures to a specialist. At Dr. Anderson’s office, patients can have teeth extracted (including wisdom teeth), cosmetic work done, pediatric dental care, dentures made, root canal treatments, gum disease treatments, braces, and much more. Because of his commitment to keeping current by completing many hours of additional training, both in the office and in the classroom, he was awarded the prestigious title of Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
He holds professional affiliations with the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Genesee District Dental Society. Dr. Anderson’s wife, Cheryl, joins him as his office manager. Together, they have four children, two of whom are also active in the dental field.