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Ratings for Dr. Mark J. Bentele

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I've been a general dentist in Colorado Springs for 17 years. I have worked with most of the orthodontists in town. My daughter was an extremely difficult case and Dr. Bentele did a fantastic job. His staff is very friendly and well organized. They are a low volume, high quality office which allows them to spend plenty of time with each patient. I highly recommend them as your orthodontist.

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flag | Submitted March 23, 2017

Dr. Mark J. Bentele

Dr. Mark J. Bentele's response
Thanks so much Doc! It's been our pleasure to take care of your beautiful daughter. That's our highest compliment when we are privileged to treat someone from the dental community.

Submitted March 24, 2017

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Dr. Bentele is a great orthodontist who really cares about his patients. I went in for a simple retainer adjustment and Dr. Bentele went out of his way to fix other alignment issues that I was having, even though my appointment was only for a retainer adjustment. The staff was very kind and the doctor is incredibly personable. I will definitely be taking my kids to him for their braces in a few years. It is refreshing to meet someone who is skilled, yet down to earth. Thank you Dr. Bentele and staff for the outstanding service!

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flag | Submitted October 1, 2014

Dr. Mark J. Bentele

Dr. Mark J. Bentele's response
Thanks so much for recognizing the level of service we strive to provide every day. It was our pleasure!

Submitted October 16, 2014

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Very friendly; Dr. Bentele is extremely knowledgable!

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flag | Submitted October 23, 2013

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Very unprofessional staff and Dr. was not impressive either. Do not care about their patients.

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Submitted July 6, 2012

Dr. Mark J. Bentele

Dr. Mark J. Bentele's response
As you did not give specific details of your concern I can only respond generally. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care for each and every patient. Constructive reviews are always welcome as they help us identify areas to improve care. If this was from a genuine office visit of course we welcome you to call us directly and resolve any concerns you may have.

Submitted October 16, 2014

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Accepting New Patients

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Biography

Dr. Bentele was a National Merit Scholar at the University of Missouri (MIZZOU) and received his DDS from the UMKC School of Dentistry. He subsequently graduated from a hospital based residency gaining additional expertise in all dental specialty areas but particularly in oral surgery, anesthesia and periodontics. He practiced a full spectrum of dentistry with an emphasis on oral surgery and IV sedation in the Air Force for 10 years. Dr. Bentele continued his education at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry receiving his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science. His residency included participation in Ohio State's Dentofacial Deformities surgical program and also at Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders treating children with cleft lip/palate and other congenital defects. He published research in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics on assessing orthodontic treatment need. At RAF Lakenheath in England he was the head of a 3-orthodontist practice and a member of cleft palate and craniofacial deformities teams for orthognathic surgery. He was the Chief of Orthodontics at the US Air Force Academy where he was a member of a dental implant team, the craniofacial deformities board and a faculty member for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program. Dr. Bentele also served on the Health Education Board to advise and select cadets for careers in the health professions. Dr. Bentele retired as a Colonel from the Air Force in 2007. His military accomplishments include acting as CENTAF Forward Dental Surgeon, OPERATION Desert Storm and as hospital commander for Al Udeid AirBase during OPERATION Enduring Freedom. He continues his association with the military and special interest in orthognathic surgery by continuing to treat patients with the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery department at Evans Army Community Hospital at Ft. Carson. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Colorado Springs Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. He is the orthodontist on the Children's Hospital Colorado Cleft Lip & Palate Team which also includes a plastic surgeon, oral- maxillofacial surgeons, pediatrician, pediatric otolaryngologist, speech therapist, audiologist, social worker and occupational therapist. He is a faculty member, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine. The Difference: Unlike at high volume corporate dentistry clinics, Dr. Bentele sees each patient at every appointment for a personal touch. He is truly an orthodontic specialist and not a general dentist who dabbles in orthodontics. His name is on the door, he is solely responsible for patient treatment and it is a signature event when a patient completes treatment. His orthodontic philosophies are to consider the best facial aesthetic outcomes, enhance the health of the mouth, and ultimately, provide the best bite and smile reasonably achievable for each unique patient. Evaluation of children ages 7 -11 and managing the erupting teeth can limit tooth extractions due to crowding but early treatment before all the permanent teeth are in (Phase 1), should be limited in scope to reduce the overall time and cost of treatment. Our approach is conservative and patient centered but utilizes the latest technology such as low exposure digital x-rays. Approximately 1/3 of our patients are adults interested in the improvement in dental health, confidence and career boost that a great smile can provide. Dr. Bentele is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.


Languages

  • English

Education

  • Ohio State University (Grad. 2000)
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City (Grad. 1986)

Other Specialties


Areas of Expertise

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate

Awards & Recognitions

  • Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics

Publications & Research


Insurance accepted by this Doctor

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