Meet Dr. Gardner
Mark Gardner, D.D.S., was born and raised in Fairmont, WV and is the oldest of 2 children. He received a Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in 2012 where he majored in Physiology. He then earned his DDS degree from the WVU School of Dentistry in 2017. From here he completed his Internship and Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in June of 2021.
Dr. Gardner has always had a passion for anatomy, physiology and working with his hands. He initially pursued a career in physical therapy but discovered his passion when he started shadowing other health professions. His interest in oral surgery began one summer in college when he spent time visiting a surgeon who is the father of a close friend. He was instantly inspired not only by his surgical skill and knowledge of anatomy, but also by his ability to deliver anesthesia and manage medical comorbidities. It was during this time that he knew he had found his calling. He immediately began to change his career path towards oral and maxillofacial surgery and has never looked back.
Dr. Gardner is skilled in all aspects of oral & maxillofacial surgery including: dentoalveolar surgery, benign pathology, facial trauma, and orthognathic surgery. However, he is most interested in dental implants and will be working closely with our resident dental implant specialist, Dr. Kanyon Keeney.
Dr. Gardner keeps busy in and out of the office. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Carly and their two dogs, Desza and Archer. He also enjoys exercising, golf, skiing, hunting, fishing, and all major sports.
While he cheers on many teams, he will always be a West Virginia Mountaineer fan at heart!
Dr. Gardner is eager to start his career as the next premier OMS surgeon to serve the Richmond dental community.
- Undergrad: West Virginia University, 2012
- DDS: West Virginia University School of Dentistry, 2017
- Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, 2018
- OMS Residency: VCU Medical Center, 2021
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Virginia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- ACLS/PALS Certified