Why have we Received over 500 5-Star Reviews?
After being in the dental field for over 30 years and having relationships with thousands of patients from all walks of life, there are a few key factors that we’ve gathered that mean the most to patients when visiting our dental office. With over 500 5-star patient reviews, we’ve learned a thing or two about what patients most like about Marion Smile Center!Click hereto see some of our fabulous patient reviews.
Elite Dental Team
There is one thing that school alone can’t give you, and that’s years of actual hands-on experience in the dental field. So, while Dr. Marion went to 8 years of post-high school education: 4 years of College& 4 years of Dental School, that only prepared him for dentistry. With Dr. Marion being a 3rd generation dentist, he was immersed in dentistry from birth! Dr. Marion’s Uncle, Father, and brother were dentists too. His compassion for others, sharing knowledge, and his drive to do and learn the best in dentistry is in his blood. So much so, that his daughter has continued the tradition, graduated dental school, completed a 3-year Orthodontic Residence and is now an Orthodontist and the family’s 4th generation dentist.
In addition, Dr. Marion’s clinical skills have been honed further by the hundreds of hours of continuing education that was required to receive his F.A.G.D designation. In order to be awarded by the Academy of General Dentistry a Fellowship, each dentist is required to attend hands-on clinical workshops covering the latest procedures and learning of the newest materials available to dentists. The final requirement is to pass a rigorous examination. Dr. Marion has accomplished these requirements and is one of only 5% of dentists in the United States to receive the F.A.G.D. designation.
Dr. Mark Marion has been selected yet again in 2023 as a Top Pittsburgh Dentist by other dentists and specialists. He has been selected for this prestigious award and has appeared in Pittsburgh Magazine every year since 2011, and for good reason. As a Cosmetic, Family, and Restorative Dentist, he serves his patients by doing everything from emergency dental visits to removing cavities, tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, dental veneers, dentures, clear aligners, root canals, full smile makeovers, and more!
Dr. Marion Credits Awards to Supporting Team
RDHs:The team at Marion Smile Center currently consists of four (4) Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH). The RDHs are experts in overall tooth and gum health. They are trained to perform thorough professional cleanings and educate patients on proper home care. Our hygienists specialize in detecting gum disease in its early stages thereof. They do so by detecting the type, amount, and motility of the bacteria in your mouth using a microscope to analyze a slide study of a specimen taken from your gum pockets, along with taking measurements of your gums at least yearly.
If you like almost 50% of all Americans over age 30 have gum disease (periodontal disease) or are in the early stages, Dr. Marion will recommend that you come back for either 2 or 3 additional cleanings (gum therapy) to help get your mouth back to optimal health. During these additional cleanings, one of our hygienists will remove the calculus below the gumline and flush chemotherapeutic agents into the pockets of your gums. This will destroy the destructive bacteria which is infecting your gums and causing the gum recession, reduce or eliminate bad breath, and prevent possible tooth loss.
As one of our longtime hygienists, Katie, says, “YOU (the patient) are the captain of the ship. It is my job as a licensed dental hygienist to inform you of what I see and give you my clinical expertise, provide you with education, and give you options for treatment. You can then choose to do what you want with the information.”
EFDAs: Dr. Marion also has four (4) Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA) that assist him with clinical procedures, placing fillings after the Doctor removes cavities and shaping temporary crowns. EFDAs also have the licensing to assist hygienists by polishing teeth after a cleaning, applying fluoride varnish to help strengthen teeth against cavities, and even applying dental sealants to help protect teeth. They are experts in sterilizinginstruments and infection control, taking x-rays, digitally scanning impressions, and helping to make sure patients have an overall comfortable and positive experience.
Business Assistants:When you walk in the door at Marion Smile Center, you’ll be greeted by our friendly Business Assistants and Insurance Specialists. They will gather your information, help answer any questions you may have about your insurance,provide different payment options, as well as schedule your family’s next appointments.
The entire team completes monthlytrainings, attends seminars, and continuing education every year to provide top-notch patient care. There’s no doubt about it, the team at Marion Smile Center has been thoughtfully handpicked for each area of our office to serve our patients the absolute best we can!
5 Star Google Review Complimenting Entire Team:
“I was favorably impressed with the operation right from the start. Receptionist Kathy was very attentive and stopped what she was doing at the moment to get me registered. Dr. Marion’s technicians were equally attentive and there was no sitting around in the waiting room. Finally, the dental equipment was all high tech such as I’ve never seen before (e.g. three-dimensional imagery, remote close-up camera, the precise measurement for fitting a crown, etc.). All things considered, it was a well-run, punctual, and pain-free operation.” – Brian Roberts
Thorough and Caring Dentist
Dr. Mark Marion and his team have received countless reviews with patients raving about how comforting and informative our team is. We are known for taking the time to explain procedures, educate patients, as well as answer any questions you may have. Marion Smile Center never wants a patient to leave with unanswered questions or not have an understanding of their mouth’s overall health. Sometimes our team will even text you a link to reference their website, which is a wonderful resource and holds a wealth of information such as blogs, instruction guides, patient education, and much more. Dr. Marion also has been known to personally call and check up on his patients after a procedure, which is a gesture many patients genuinely appreciate!
5 Star Google Review Complimenting Thorough Visit:
“From the moment I walked into Marion Smile Center this morning I was greeted with such kindness. The office was amazingly decorated and each and every staff member I met was so sweet and kind. Dr. Marion and the technicians took their time to get to know me and explain any future plans the practice has to take care of my teeth. I was amazed at the amount of time and effort they put into a new patient appointment. I highly recommend this practice!” – Asma Hashmi (Google Review)
If having a friendly team and thoroughly explaining procedures is not quite enough to make you comfortable at a dentist’s office, Marion Smile Center has you covered. Something that sets this Zelienople dental office apart from others is our Comfort Menu. Our team will show you a list of items that they offer during your time with us: water, pillow, blanket, squeeze ball, sensitivity polish, noise-canceling headphones with your choice of music, and more. Feel free to speak up if there’s anything we can do to make your visit with us more enjoyable!
Sedation Dentistry in Western, PA is also very popular for helping ease nervous patients. Marion Smile Center offers a few different options that you can read about here. Our most favored option for patients is Nitrous Oxide. Why do patients love nitrous oxide or laughing gas so much? Patients can drive themselves to their appointments! Nitrous Oxide is breathed in during a procedure to make one feel more calm and relaxed. When the procedure is complete, the patient will breathe in oxygen for five (5) minutes before taking the mask off. After this, they are good to go! No feeling groggy or loopy.
Schedule with a Pittsburgh Top Dentist
If you’ve gotten this far into reading the blog post, I’m sure you can see why Dr. Mark Marion has been voted by his professional dental peers as a Top Pittsburgh Dentist every year since 2011! His calming demeanor, his highly educated, friendly staff, and so many options to make a patient feel welcomed and comfortable are just some of the qualities that make his Zelienople dental practice stand out from the rest.
If you are looking for a Cosmetic or Family Dentist in the Zelienople, PA area, call 724.452.4300 today to reserve a time. If you would like Marion Smile Center to call you, feel free to click here and fill out the appointment request form and we will be in touch.