Mark Forrest, DMD
Dr. Mark Forrest, a native of Queens, New York, attended Hofstra University on Long Island, New York, and received his Dental Degree from New York University, College of Dentistry. He took a general practice residency at Jewish Memorial Hospital in New York, and received his specialty training in Periodontics from New York University, College of Dentistry. Dr. Forrest is a trained Specialist in Periodontics and Implant Surgery, which requires a three-year residency program after four years of dental school.
Dr. Forrest is a Past President of the Florida Association of Periodontists and served on its Executive Board for six years
He has attained Fellowship in the prestigious International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists, two worldwide organizations which honor those dentists who have made a significant contribution to the dental profession. In 2001, he became a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the International Honorary Dental Organization.
For 12 years, Dr. Forrest served as an examiner for the Board of Dentistry, for the State of Florida, and an Expert Witness/Consultant for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Dr. Forrest served as a delegate to the Florida Dental Association for six years.
Presently, Dr. Forrest is an Associate Clinical Professor at Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine in the Department of Periodontology. He teaches residents training to be periodontists, in the division of Post-Graduate Periodontology and Dental Implants. He also has an appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry.
Dr. Forrest's excellent work and dedication were acknowledged by his peers, and he was fortunate to be chosen to be listed in The Best Dentists in America 2004, 2008, and 2012.
Additionally in 2004, Dr. Forrest was honored and selected by 'Florida Monthly Magazine' as one of "Florida's Top Dentists". As a result of an independent survey of oral health specialists, 'Gold Coast Magazine' recognized Dr. Forrest, as a Periodontist/Implant Surgeon, for being one of the Top Dentists for 2011.
Since 1995 he has been the Founder and Director of The Memorial Dental Study Club. The members of the club are dedicated to the advancement of team treatment planning and total case management as the ultimate tools for achieving ideal comprehensive dental care. They have also committed themselves to excellence in their profession and in the management of their practices.
As we settle into the 21st century, technological advances continue to shape a challenging and innovative future for the dental health care profession. How can the demands of this rapidly changing field be met? What skills and knowledge will be necessary to move comfortably into the future? How can all aspects of dentistry, whether periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, or orthodontics, be incorporated into one's practice, thereby "Bridging the Disciplines" ? The answers to these questions are crucial to comprehend the role continuing education will play in the future of our profession.
The Memorial Dental Study Club is a true "University Without Walls." One of its principles is the philosophy that the greatest knowledge obtained and the best treatment provided, results from total case management. It is an appreciation of the "big picture", and a true understanding of the role any given technique or treatment plays in that picture.
The study club provides a forum for the "University Without Walls," a well-organized continuing education program, with a comprehensive curriculum incorporating all aspects of clinical, didactic, and academic learning.
Additionally, it is within the framework of the Memorial Dental Study Club that members have access to skilled and experienced dentists and dental specialists. These individuals provide a source for troubleshooting in more difficult clinical situations, pre-treatment consultations on selected cases, one-to-one mentoring for individual members, and lectures to the group on basic and advanced treatment planning principles, current literature, and case reviews.
Professional Memberships, Awards
Forrest is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
- South Florida District Dental Association
- South Broward Dental Society
- Memorial Dental Study Club
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