Meet the Doctors
Mark A. Marion, DMD, FAGD
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Mark A. Marion and the team at Marion Smile Center continue to win the area’s most prestigious dental awards. Dr. Marion was selected by his peers, other dentists, and specialists as a Top Dentist by Pittsburgh Magazine every year since 2011. Pittsburgh Magazine also selected Dr. Marion as one of 8 Top Cosmetic Dentists. Cranberry Eagle selected him as Top Dentist in 2021. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review selected Marion Smile Center as a bronze winner for best dental office in the North Hills area. Dr. Marion was also voted as one of America’s Best Dentists as well as a Top Dentist in Zelienople by the International Association of Dentists.
“I’ve been practicing in Zelienople since graduating from dental school. This is my home and my patients are my neighbors and friends. Being part of this community, I feel it’s important to do good for this community. Since 2016, our team has raised more than $113,600 to benefit local organizations, such as the Zelienople / Harmony fire department, food bank, library, and park and pool. Each year from March 1 through June 30, we donate 100% of the proceeds from all teeth whitening done at our office during our WHITEN FOR CHARITY campaign.” Click here to learn more about charities we 'Do Good' for.
Dentistry was his destiny. As a third-generation dentist, Dr. Marion earned his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine – just like his predecessors. After graduation, he trained under his father for four years while he was starting Marion Smile Center.
“Like my father before me, I became a dentist to help keep Zelienople’s families smiling for generations. In keeping with that tradition, I have built a new, modern practice that is dedicated to bringing the latest innovations in dental care to each and every member of your family.”
“As part of my professional obligation to my patients, I maintain a thorough awareness of all the latest developments in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. My active memberships in professional organizations play a key role, because, through them, I meet regularly with other dentists and share advancements that will give you a healthier, more beautiful smile.”
Dr. Marion continued his dental education by completing hundreds of hours of continuing education. He is one of only 5% of dentists in the USA with the esteemed designation of Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Achieving Lifetime Qualification into the Crown Council organization is one of his proudest achievements. Crown Council dentists must meet arduous standards for five (5) consecutive years in order to be included among the Top Dental Practices in the country.
When he is not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Marion is an avid golfer, and enjoys all sports and spending time with his wife, Kimberly. They have 2 children, Mason and Morgan. Morgan also became a dentist and specializes in Orthodontics and owns a practice in Florida.
- Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D): University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
- Bachelor of Science: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Fellow (F.A.G.D.): Academy of General Dentistry
- Top Dentist by Pittsburgh Magazine (2011 – present)
- Top Cosmetic Dentist by Pittsburgh Magazine
- Top Dentist by Cranberry Eagle (2021)
- Best Dental Office in North Hills Area (bronze award) by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
- America’s Best Dentists by International Association of Dentists
- Top Dentist in Zelienople by International Association of Dentists
Areas of Interest
- Academy of General Dentistry (Achieved Fellowship in AGD)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)
- Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA)
- Cranberry Dental Association
- Crown Council (Lifetime Qualified Member Award)
Melanie A. Quest, DMD
Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry
We listened! Patients trust us & prefer our Doctors & Team to treat them here in our office versus being referred out to an unknown specialist’s office. Many patients have asked Dr. Marion if he would perform the specialized procedure that he is recommending for them versus referring them to another Doctor, team, and office.
To meet his patients’ requests to have oral surgery procedures like implant placements and complex extractions done here at Marion Smile Center, Dr. Mark Marion selected Dr. Melanie A. Quest, DMD, for implant dentistry. We are excited to announce that Dr. Melanie A. Quest now provides Implant dental procedures right here at Marion Smile Center!
Dr. Marion’s reputation for excellence is acknowledged by other dentists and specialists who cast hundreds of votes each year to select the area’s Top Dentists & Top Cosmetic Dentists. Dr. Marion has appeared on that prestigious list and included in the August issue of Pittsburgh Magazine every year since 2011. You can rest assured that Dr. Marion selected a clinician to partner with him that has the same excellence in clinical skills as he does.
Dr. Quest & Dr. Marion share a multitude of similarities. Both are from dental legacy families. Dr. Marion’s father was a dentist and both of Dr. Quest’s parents are dentists. In fact, her parents went on to specialize as orthodontists. We find it ironic that Dr. Marion’s daughter graduated from dental school and then went on to an Orthodontic Residency and is now an orthodontist. While Dr. Quest graduated from dental school, and then went on to an implant residency.
Dr. Quest and Dr. Marion share more similarities in that they both graduated from University of Pittsburgh Dental Programs. After graduating six months early and receiving her DMD from Tufts University Dental School in Boston, Dr. Quest completed an externship at Harvard University College of Dental Medicine. In doing so, Dr. Quest was one of just a few dentists selected for the University of Pittsburgh’s yearlong Advanced Education and Residency Program in Implant Dentistry. Prosthodontics Fellowship
- Prosthodontics (Implant) Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh
- Dental Cosmetic & Restorative Externship: Harvard School of Dental Medicine
- Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D): Tuft’s University School of Dental Medicine
- Bachelor of Science: Indiana University Bloomington
Areas of Interest
- Placing Implants
- Bone Grafts
- Placing Membranes
Since completing her education and residency, Dr. Quest has had years of experience and has placed hundreds of implants. We are thrilled our patients now have the convenience of specialized implant and oral surgery procedures being performed right in our office with the same team you have come to know and trust.
It is very important to Dr. Quest that she be able to offer her patients all of the benefits that the dental field can provide for a well-rounded complete picture of dental health. She has over 300 hours of cosmetic and implant dentistry continuing education and can even provide Botox therapies.
When she’s not working in the dental office, she loves to stay active and especially enjoys competitive races. She believes preventative self-care is the secret to a long and healthy life, and these values are reflected in her own life and her patient care.
Combining Dr. Marion’s extensive restorative dentistry experience with Dr. Quest’s up-to-date implant specialty is a win-win for patients. With Dr. Quest’s education and experience in implant dentistry, Marion Smile Center patients have the convenience of Dr. Marion and Dr. Quest both reviewing their dental health and condition to determine whether there is sufficient bone density to assimilate and retain an implant and if an implant is then placed when the patient is ready for the final placement of the implant crown(s).
Dr. Quest places the actual implants at Marion Smile Center, along with other services such as implant supported dentures (known as all-on-4), oral surgery extractions, healing membranes, and bone grafts. Having Dr. Melanie Quest’s expertise at Marion Smile Center is another way we are better serving our patients by combining appointments to save time and travel and being able to offer more services at our Zelienople dental office.
We are better able to coordinate our patients’ care and follow-up with their healing by conducting dental examinations when they are in the office for other more routine dental procedures. Often times, we can schedule a patient’s professional cleaning or other dental treatment being performed by Dr. Marion or one of his Registered Dental Hygienists and have their implant consult with Dr. Quest afterwards, saving patients’ time. Future implant appointments can also be scheduled alongside other dental appointments.
So, if you are interested in dental implants, discuss whether you are a candidate for implants with Dr. Marion and he may recommend such with Dr. Quest.
Our family and cosmetic dentist serves Zelienople, Harmony, Cranberry Township, and surrounding areas in Butler County, Beaver County, and the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Contact our award-winning Zelienople dentist to discover how we can help you get the smile of your dreams. Call Marion Smile Center at (724) 452-4300 or request an appointment now.