Communication and trust are vital components of a good doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Sawyer spends time listening to patients describe their wants and desires. He explains all the options for treatment, then helps craft an individualized treatment plan to meet their requests. He understands that he is treating a person, not a dental issue, and wants to create as pleasant a dental experience as possible for his patients.
Dr. Sawyer views dentistry as an ever-evolving challenge and is committed to growing his practice in new ways over the next many years. His primary focus is building long-term relationships with patients and serving them in a manner that makes them want to choose him as their dentist for life.
"It is an honor and a privilege to serve the patients in my practice; they are the reason I come to work with a smile on my face every day. I enjoy meeting new patients and getting to know them and their families as we work together to improve their oral health. I appreciate it when patients want to play an active role in their dental experience. I joined the oral healthcare field to help change the way people think about going to the dentist's office. When patients tell me that they did not like to visit the dentist before, but now they love it, I know I've been successful!" -Dr. Mark Sawyer
Dr. Sawyer received his DDS degree from Illinois University College of Dentistry in 1984. He has been the owner of Lakeshore Dental Associates since 1987. He has been voted Best American Dentist for the past four years. Dr. Sawyer has over 1500 hours of continuing education in dentistry and is a member of the following organizations.
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Chicago Dental Society (CDS)
- Illinois State Dental Association (ISDA)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Dr. Sawyer is married to his wife, Marilyn, an elementary school nurse. Together they have three adult children.