Dr. Mark Pitel
Dr. Mark Pitel
Dr. Mark Pitel is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry and the former Course Director for Predoctoral Esthetics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Previous to joining the faculty at Columbia he was a Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at NYU College of Dental Medicine and the Clinical and Educational Director for their Linhart Advanced CDE Aesthetics Program. Dr. Pitel maintains a private practice devoted to general, esthetic and implant dentistry in Poughkeepsie, NY. He is an active member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, The Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. A past president of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Pitel has received fellowships from the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Academy of Dentofacial Esthetics, holds Level II certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has been recognized by Who’s Who in Dentistry, America’s Top Dentists, and Dentistry Today’s CE Leaders.
Dr. Pitel is an internationally recognized lecturer on topics such as adhesive dentistry, dental materials, anterior and posterior esthetic restorations, and cosmetic and laser dentistry. He serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association and the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. In 2016, he was nominated for one of the ADA’s Annual “Evidence Based Dentistry” Awards.
To date, he has presented over 200 CE programs worldwide, authored or co-authored over 50 scientific papers and articles of interest to patients and holds several US and international patents. He is also the author of a textbook on dental impression taking.