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Meet Dr. Mark McCawley

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Dr. Mark McCawley

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery
  • Member Board of Directors Broward County Dental Society
  • Visiting Lecturer in Microbiology Graduate Periodontics Nova Southeastern School of Dental Medicine
  • Lectured Nationally on Laser Therapy and Treating Failing Implants
  • Co-Author of Two Books on Periodontal Therapy for Patients and Clinicians
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists

Dr. Mark McCawley


Dr. Mark McCawley is a lifelong resident of Fort Lauderdale. He graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University. He received his D.M.D. degree from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine and also a Masters of Science, as well as, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study after a three year residency in periodontology and implants from Nova. Dr. Mark McCawley is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr McCawley is also Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.


He is trained and certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a minimally invasive treatment for gingival recession. He is certified as an Advanced Pinhole Surgeon, one of only 30 in the world.He is also trained in the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure and has two published research studies on LANAP. He has lectured on this research to the American Academy of Dental Research and to the North American Society of Periodontists.

Dr. McCawley has taken additional advanced training in implant placement and implant related bone grafting and sinus surgery from the Global Dental Implant Academy in California. He lectured to the Academy on peri-implantitis at a international meeting held in LosAngeles

He emphasizes treating the microbiological cause of periodontal disease not just the resultant pockets. He teaches the graduate periodontal residents at Nova Southeastern University microbiology and the appropriate use of antibiotics to help treat periodontal infections.He uses minimally invasive therapies such as lasers and Pinhole surgery in a gentle manner using sedation where indicated for anxious patients.

In his free time, he likes to play golf, travel and spend time with family and friends.

Dr. McCawley looks forward to meeting you and carrying on his mission of “Saving Lives by Saving Smiles.”

The McCawley family

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