Dr. Pasternak offers you more than 25 years of experience
in preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Mark Pasternak
A visit with Dr. Mark, as he is affectionately known to patients and staff, can feel more like a visit with a member of your family than a visit with your dentist. He is just as likely to sit and chat with you as he is to
examine your mouth.
Yet his attention to the condition of your teeth and gums is second to none and he is scrupulously meticulous in his care.
A dedicated professional, Dr. Mark wanted to be a dentist ever since he was in high school, thanks to the inspiration of a close family friend and periodontist.
Following graduation from the University of Denver with a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry, Dr. Mark married his college sweetheart, Linda, and was off to Tufts University School of Dentistry in Boston.
After earning his doctor of dental medicine degree and starting his family, he returned to Denver in 1986 to begin practicing the profession he loved. In 1987, he bought the practice of Dr. Daniel Vedder in Aurora, where he practiced until moving to Englewood with Dr. Kendig.
|In the past two decades plus, Dr. Mark's patients have literally become a second family to him and he has treated many generations of patients. I love getting to know and treating families over a long period of time — watching them grow up and bring in their children, he says.
Dr. Mark has strived to establish a traditional family practice that meets
current expectations and modern standards of care. He enjoys the challenge
of treating a wide variety of patients from two to 92 and there is no dental
service he will not provide for them.
He loves everything he does — children's dentistry, fillings, crowns,
cosmetics, dentures, endodontics, surgery and implants. His standards are
high — no treatment is complete until he has personally seen to it that it
meets with his total satisfaction.
A dedicated husband and father, Dr. Mark devotes as much time to his family
as he does to his patients. When he's not in the office, you can find Dr.
Mark with Linda, an eighth grade teacher at Cherry Creek School District's
Campus Middle School and their three children. Mike, 24, is in his second
year of law school at the University of San Francisco. Tim, 20, is a junior
at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he is studying theatre in the College of Arts and Sciences. Emily, 18, is a freshman psychology major at the
University of Colorado at Boulder.
Active members of Greenwood Community Church, both Dr. Mark and Linda have
been leaders for the Christian youth groups, Wild Life and Young Life.
Through the years, they have also been Scout leaders, leaders for Indian
Guides and Princesses and Dr. Mark has coached his sons' sports teams. In
2007, Linda and Emily traveled to Kenya on a mission.
Avid outdoor people, the family enjoys hiking, downhill skiing, snowshoeing,
water skiing, tennis and sea kayaking. Dr. Mark, Mike and Tim are certified
SCUBA divers — Linda and Emily are becoming certified.
Family vacations often find them at a cottage Dr. Mark's grandfather built
on an Atlantic beach in southern Rhode Island. Perhaps their favorite trips
were an adventure to New Zealand to visit friends on an exchange program,
and a church mission to Juarez, Mexico with several other families to build
As he does for his own family, Dr. Mark wants nothing but the best for his
patient family and will take the time to deliver it with the same kindness
and care — along with a visit to catch up with your life.
Dr. Pasternak is active in numerous professional dental associations,
including the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society and the Colorado and American Dental Associations.
A Trusting Relationship With a Personal Touch
Our doctor and staff believe health care is built on a close, trusting relationship between doctor and patient. We take the time to learn what each patient wants and expects and to make sure our patients are receiving the care and individual attention they want and expect in a matter as important as the health of their mouths.
When treatment is necessary, we prescribe only that treatment which we would want for a member of our own family.
To make your diagnosis and care more accurate, faster, safer and more comfortable, we have equipped our bright, modern office with up-to-date dental techniques and procedures.
Sharon is our patient coordinator and insurance administrator. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Sharon joined our practice in 2006, served as one of our patient coordinators for one year, then rejoined our practice in November, 2008. Sharon has ten years experience as a senior claims examiner for Aetna Health Insurance in North Carolina and FHP of New Mexico.
Sharon and her husband, Bruce have two children, Allie, 15 and Andrew, 11. Bruce is a senior systems administrator with Raytheon. Sharon enjoys scrapbooking, reading, gardening and walking. You can also find her at her childrens' band events, volleyball and soccer games cheering them on.
Susan is one of our dental hygienists. A native of Seattle,
Washington, Susan has been with Drs. Pasternak and Kendig since 1990. She
grew up in Denver and is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School and the
University of Missouri College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene School in Kansas
City. She and her fellow hygienist, Kathy, were classmates at East High
School before Susan transferred to Cherry Creek High School. She and her
husband, James, have three sons, Timothy, Patrick and Michael, and a baby
granddaughter in Arizona. James is a retired IBM computer engineer. Susan
is an avid cyclist and enjoys pilates and yoga.
Lori is Dr. Pasternak's primary dental assistant. Lori
joined our practice in 2005 and has been a dental assistant since 1990.
Lori is radiograph certified. She also has many years of business
experience. Lori is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys reading, walking her
dog, Moose, and spending time with her family and friends.
Reta, another of our dental hygienists, has been with our practice since 2006. A native of Grand Junction, Reta holds a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. She has been a dental hygienist in general dentistry and periodontics since 1977. She and her husband, Kenneth, have a son, Erik, and a daughter, Alyse. She is a member of and volunteer for the 10th Mountain Trail Association and the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Dee is Dr. Pasternak's Monday dental hygienist. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dee has served as a substitute hygienist for Dr. Pasternak since 2007 and has practiced dental hygiene in the Denver area since 1973.
A graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry School of Dental Hygiene, Dee also holds a bachelor of science degree in secondary education with a biology major from the OSU College of Education. Dee has two children, James and Elizabeth, and a granddaughter, Sarah. Dee loves cycling, hiking, Zumba and Pilates.
Shannan is Dr. Pasternak's newest dental hygienist. A native of Juneau Alaska, Shannan joined our practice in July, 2011 bringing with her eleven years of experience in dentistry. A graduate of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, Shannan holds an associate of science degree in dental hygiene and a certificate of dental assisting. Prior to joining Dr. Pasternak, Shannan practiced dental assisting for seven years and dental hygiene for four years. She is a former continuing education coordinator for the Santa Clara Valley Dental Hygienists' Association. She and her husband, Ben, have two young daughters, Kinley and Aria. She enjoys photography, skiing, camping, hiking and spending time with her family.
Kathy, our part-time hygienist, has been with Dr. Pasternak since 1983. A Denver native, she and her fellow hygienist, Susan,
were classmates at East High School. She earned her dental hygiene degree
from Northwestern University in 1967.
Kathy sees patients one day each month and substitutes for our other
hygienists. She and her husband, Mike, a retired mechanical contractor, are the proud grandparents of five. Kathy's daughter, Susan, and her husband, Steven, have three boys, Spencer, Simon and Scott. Her son, Robert, and his wife, Julie, have a boy, Matthew, and a girl, Rebecca. Kathy and her husband love to cycle.
Call our receptionist, Sharon, today at 303-792-9904 to schedule your appointment.
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"My wife, Robyn, and I have been patients for more than 20 years. Dr. Pasternak has the gentle confidence that everyone seeks in a dentist. He understands the needs and concerns of his patients and, most importantly, listens and discusses options for care. We feel as though we have a professional partner looking out for our dental welfare. We recommend Dr. Pasternak and his staff to anyone seeking quality dental care with a personal touch."
— Richard and Robyn Taylor, Centennial