Dr. Mark Pitel


Dr. Mark Pitel is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and the former Course Director of Predoctoral Esthetics.   A 3rd generation dentist, he has over 39 years’ experience owning and operating private general practices with an “emphasis on Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentistry” in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California and New York.

A past president of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Pitel has been an active member of numerous other dental organizations such as the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He has received his fellowship from the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry and 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.

Dr. Pitel is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on topics such as adhesive dentistry, dental materials, anterior and posterior esthetic restorations and cosmetic and laser dentistry.

He has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific papers and articles of interest to patients and is the author of a textbook on dental impression taking.  A former editor of the NJ AGD Journal, he has received several patents and awards for journalism in dentistry.