Dr. Mark Nation

Surgical and Restorative Prosthodontist

Dr. Mark Nation

Surgical and Restorative Prosthodontist

Dr. Mark Nation is a highly sought-after surgical and restorative prosthodontist. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Louisville (U of L) before earning his dental degree at the U of L School of Dentistry in 2000. He continued his training with a three-year residency through U of L’s Graduate Program in Prosthodontics. Dr. Nation went on to spend fourteen years on U of L’s faculty, where he served as an attending doctor for the General Practice Residency program in the Department of Surgical & Hospital Dentistry. He is currently attending faculty in U of L’s Graduate Prosthodontics Department. He has lectured for the university’s undergraduate program as well as at study clubs and dental meetings all over the United States for over two decades. He regularly trains general dentists and other specialists in the placement of dental implants.

Dr. Nation is married to his wife of over twenty-five years, Dr. Karen Nation, who is a general dentist in the Louisville area. They have two daughters, Shelby and Lily. When the Nations aren’t practicing dentistry, they enjoy farming and playing volleyball.

Awards and Specialty Education

  • Selected as the University of Louisville Dental School’s Most Outstanding Graduate in 2000.
  • Received the Pierre Fauchard Award for Dental Excellence.
  • Received the American College of Prosthodontists Award for Outstanding Achievement in Prosthodontic Education.
  • Completed three-year residency through the University of Louisville Graduate Program in Prosthodontics.
  • Completed his Kentucky Board Specialty Certification in 2003.
  • Received his Certification for Parenteral Conscious Sedation in May 2010 from the University of Kentucky.
  • Completed a Comprehensive Implant Residency Program focusing on complex implant surgery and  advanced bone grafting procedures in 2017.
  • Named a Top Doc by Louisville magazine in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
  • Received the award for best part-time faculty at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2008 and 2009.
  • Received the Superior Service Award by the Louisville Dental Society in 2008.
  • Received the Distinguished Clinician Award by the Louisville Dental Society in 2016.

Professional Memberships

  • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)
  • The American Dental Association (ADA)
  • The Louisville Dental Society (LDS)

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