Meet the Doctor

Dr. Mark Ferrari

Dr. Mark Ferrari is a periodontist, a specialist who receives three years additional training in periodontal disease and implant surgery after receiving their dental degree. He has thirty years of experience with treating gum disease, receding gums, gummy smiles and placing dental implants.

Dr. Ferrari decided to become a periodontist as a way to combine a highly skilled profession with an opportunity to constantly help and interact with people. His goal is to provide high-quality periodontal and implant services to the community. That includes giving patients the best possible treatment options and making treatment as affordable as possible, including being in-network with 90 percent of insurances.

Dr. Ferrari has high communication skills. He listens carefully to what his patients have to say and he is easy to talk to. He spends as long as is necessary with each patient in order to better outline their treatment options. “We strive to have an amicable, easygoing relationship with our patients,” he says.

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Dr. Ferrari educates patients on the treatment of gum disease.

Expert in Gum Disease

Dr. Ferrari is passionate about combating gum disease and helping people regain a healthy smile. “Gum disease is a little-talked-about but important issue that affects a lot more people than is generally believed and has repercussions on your whole health,” he says. “We can effectively treat even the most severe gum disease and often save teeth that patients were told had to be extracted.”

As a periodontist, Dr. Ferrari is also highly trained and experienced in the repair of any damage that gum disease has caused, such as bone or gum tissue damage, which he repairs using minimally invasive procedures.

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Receding Gums

Dr. Ferrari is the only periodontist in the Reno area who provides minimally invasive gum grafting techniques that do not harvest gum tissue from the patient’s mouth, making gum recession treatment a quick and fast-healing procedure.

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Dr. Ferrari uses advanced 3D technology to plan implant treatment.

State-of-the-Art Dental Implant Treatment

Dr. Ferrari has placed thousands of dental implants. Always the professional, Dr. Ferrari has always kept up-to-date with the latest advances in dental implants, and has taken three maxi courses in implant treatment over the years. A maxi course provides 300 plus hours of lectures and laboratory sessions. To further assist in providing the best implant care possible, and accurate and efficient treatment, Dr. Ferrari has equipped his office with a state-of-the-art 3D imaging and design system.

Dr. Ferrari is the only periodontist in Reno certified to administer IV sedation. IV sedation is used for complex or long procedures, or for fearful patients. IV sedation is superior to other forms of sedation such as oral sedation as it can be precisely controlled.


After graduating from the University of Reno, Dr. Ferrari attended Marquette University Dental School and went on to earn his periodontal specialist certificate from Loyola University Dental School in 1986.

Outside the practice

Dr. Ferrari was born in Reno into a large family. He has practiced throughout Nevada and loves his native state. He and his wife love living in Northern Nevada and enjoy Lake Tahoe and the beautiful mountains.