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May 2019

Mark C. Nation, D.M.D.   Avoiding Implant Problems: Keys to Success
January 17, 2019   Contact LDS for CE notes

Dr. Nation attended the University of Louisville and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1996.  He completed his dental training from the University of Louisville in 2000.  He was chosen as the University of Louisville Dental School’s Most Outstanding Graduate in 2000.  Dr. Nation won the Pierre Fauchard award for dental excellence, and was also given the American College of Prosthodontists Award for Outstanding Achievement in Prosthodontic Education.  Dr. Nation graduated from the Advanced Graduate Residency Program in Prosthodontics in 2003 at the University of Louisville.  Dr. Nation completed his Kentucky Board Specialty Certification in 2003.  He received his certification for Parenteral Conscious Sedation in May 2010 from the University of Kentucky.   Dr. Nation was named a Top Doc by Louisville magazine in 2014, 2016, and 2018.  Dr. Nation won the award for best Part Time faculty at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2008 and 2009.  Dr. Nation was awarded the Superior Service Award by the Louisville Dental Society in 2008.  He was given the Distinguished Clinician Award by the Louisville Dental Society in 2016. 

Dr. Nation was on staff as faculty in the department of Surgical and Hospital Dentistry at University Hospital in Louisville from 2003 to 2017.  He was an attending doctor in the General Practice Residency Program in Louisville during that time.  Dr. Nation also teaches in the University of Louisville Graduate Prosthodontics program from time to time.   He lectures to undergraduate DMD students on treatment planning and complex restorative cases at the University of Louisville Dental School.

Dr. Nation has been in private practice serving the Louisville area since 2003.  The most complex cases in this area of the United States are typically referred to Dr. Nation for rehabilitative dental care.  Dr. Nation works full time in private practice, part time at the University of Louisville, and regularly lectures to study clubs and in dental meetings around the country and abroad.

He has given numerous lectures and Continuing Education courses concerning diagnostics, treatment planning, implant prosthodontics, dental occlusion, dentofacial esthetics, airway prosthodontics, and oral function.

Dr. Nation is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), the flagship organization for the ADA dental specialty of Prosthodontics, and the American Dental Association (ADA).  

Dr. Nation is married to Dr. Karen Nation DMD, a general dentist in the Louisville area.  The Nations have been married for 21 years and have two daughters, Shelby and Lily.  They live on a small farm outside of Louisville and enjoy growing produce to sell by the roadside.  When the Nations aren’t practicing dentistry or farming, you can usually find them playing volleyball at a local volleyball facility or on a sand court somewhere.   

The lecture for the LDS in January covered common dental implant complications and how to avoid them. The course reviewed common complications for single tooth implant replacement and new options to treat our patients.  Proper diagnostic assessment for full arch implant approaches and common complications encountered in those cases.