Meet the State College Dentists

Donald M. Marks, DMD

Dr. Marks obtained both his BS in biology and his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh. He eagerly pursues further education opportunities and has completed advanced education continuums with the following prestigious organizations:

  • Institute for Advanced Dental Studies – Periodontal Prosthesis, located in Swampscott, Massachusetts
  • Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
  • Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies – Functional Esthetics, located in Chesapeake, Virginia
  • The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. Marks also studies Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry with Dr. Frank Spear at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and is proud to be associated with the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Centre Dental Society
  • Nittany Dental Alliance

Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, Dr. Marks started his private practice in the State College area in 1973 and has spent the last 25 years at the University Drive location. He is married to Renee, and together, they have two grown daughters, Abigail and Melissa. In Janury of 2012, they welcomed their first grandson, Nevin. In his spare time, Dr. Marks enjoys golf, attending Penn State sports, gardening, photography, and architectural design. He has been active in the State College community as a PIAA, USA, and YMCA swim official and as a youth softball coach.
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Donald Marks Family Dentistry Dentist, Dr. John A. Martin John A. Martin, DDS

Dr. Martin earned his BS from Pennsylvania State University and his DDS from Temple University. He went on to obtain his CAGS from Boston University Graduate School of Dentistry. In 1975, he opened a private practice focusing on periodontics and implants. Dr. Martin is a member of the following associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology

In addition, Dr. Martin is the co-founder and current Chief Science Officer of Previser, Inc. He holds a patent for his methodology system for healthcare treatment planning and assessment, and his work has been published in nine professional publications.

Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Martin is married to Connie, a retired educator, dental administrator, and community service volunteer. His hobbies include running and gourmet cooking.