As many of you already know, Dr. Markin recently retired from Markin & Park Orthodontics. We were blessed to have such a caring clinician so keenly focused on offering quality orthodontics to families in the Columbia community. He built a foundation based on patient-first care and excellence in clinical offerings, on which Dr. Park will continue to build.
Dr. Markin practiced orthodontics exclusively in the Columbia area since 1972. He received his Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Maryland in 1962 and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the university’s dental school in 1966. After practicing general dentistry for four years, he spent two years at Loyola University of Chicago, where he received his specialty certificate in orthodontics and his master’s in oral biology in 1972. Dr. Markin established his Columbia practice that same year.
Dr. Markin was active in a number of associations related to his field. Besides being a member of four orthodontic study clubs, he was past president of the Howard County Dental Association and the Maryland State Society of Orthodontics. He also served on the faculty of the Orthodontic Department of the University of Maryland Dental School.
Dr. Markin was not only certified by the American Board of Orthodontics but was re-certified to show continued competence. He was awarded a fellowship in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, distinctions bestowed on him by his colleagues. Additionally, Dr. Markin was one of nine national Councilors of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Lastly, he was a member of the Schulman Study Group, which is limited to 125 top orthodontic practitioners in the country.
Now with much more free time, Dr. Markin enjoys teaching, traveling, golfing, and photography.