Dr. Mark Russell grew up in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He completed his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and received his doctorate from the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine. He is passionate about providing expert dental care to eastern North Carolina and prioritizes the patient’s experience. He started his career working as a dentist in Jacksonville, NC but was always hopeful to own a practice in New Bern.
What Dr. Russell loves most about dentistry is building relationships with both his staff and patients. He takes every visit as an opportunity to learn more about each patient and their families. He likes to incorporate new technology to better inform patients about their dental health and decrease each patient’s time in the chair. He also excels at the technical side of dentistry and enjoys the problem-solving aspect of providing treatment. Whether that be relieving patients of pain or providing an esthetic, functional smile.
Dr. Russell is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Locally he is an active participant in the Craven Jones Pamlico Dental Society, Twin Rivers Seattle Study Club, and Evidence-Based Dental Study Club.
When he is not working on your teeth, Dr. Russell enjoys playing golf, photography, birdwatching, and working in his yard. While his hobbies keep him busy, his favorite way to spend his time is with his family. He and his wife, Chrissy, their two sons, Pete and Hank, and their dog, Lego, love calling New Bern home.