Meet Your Chaska Dentist, Mark M. Stapleton, DDS FAGD
Dr. Stapleton is originally from Apple Valley, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2001 before moving on to achieve his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2005. He then completed an intensive year-long residency program in general dentistry at the University of Florida. Today, he is proud to be a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), which he accomplished in the summer of 2010. In order to receive this distinction, he had to complete over 500 hours of continuing dental education, pass a rigorous comprehensive exam, and fulfill at least three years of membership in the AGD. Additionally, Dr. Stapleton is an alumnus of the world-renowned Dawson Academy, focusing on comprehensive treatment and complex dental needs. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spear Study Club, and numerous other local study clubs.
Dr. Stapleton was named as one of the top 40 dentists in the country under the age of 40 in the fall 2012 edition of Incisal Edge Magazine. The issue was called 40 under 40, Meet The Dentists Transforming Our Profession. This was a big honor for him.
His main interest is providing comprehensive dentistry for the entire family. He also has expertise in cosmetic dentistry, implants, full-mouth reconstruction, oral surgery and TMJ therapy. He focuses on prevention and education and aims to provide high quality dentistry while respecting the unique individual needs of each patient. He values the trust placed in him and his team.
Dr. Stapleton opened White Oak Dental in July of 2011. The favorite part of his work is being able to form long-lasting relationships with his wonderful patients. Helping them achieve the health they deserve and restoring their confidence in their smiles makes it all worthwhile. He enjoys creating beautiful smiles that last. He often says that restoring teeth is the easy part, but far more important is understanding the overall picture of how muscles and joints affect teeth and supporting structures, and vice-versa. This understanding has been his key to creating long lasting dental health.
Dr. Stapleton and his wife Dawn (a general surgeon at Lakeview in the neighboring town of Waconia) have two energetic daughters. They actually met in physiology class during Dr. Stapleton’s first year of graduate school! In his free time, he enjoys golf, ice hockey, biking, spending time with family and friends, and attending his local church. He also regularly volunteers his time providing dentistry to the underserved.