"The Novelist"

Dr. Mark Crocker


“I firmly believe that the best treatment decisions are made by patients who are well-informed and who know their doctor earnestly supports and wants the best for them.”

The field of dentistry is constantly changing. New technology and research provide us with new answers every day.  This is one of Dr. Mark Crocker’s favorite things about the profession. He loves to learn about new materials, techniques, and surgical practices within the dentistry field. One of the reasons he chose to work at Norge Dental Center was because he recognized another lifetime learner in Dr. Johnston. For Dr. Crocker, having someone to “nerd out” about dentistry with is the perfect working environment.  Learning is not just reserved for dentists, however. Dr. Crocker has a firm belief that the best person to make a decision about treatment is a well-informed patient. Dr. Crocker recognizes that two people with the same exact problems can have very different experiences and situations – and therefore two different treatment plans. “I’m here to explain the situation and treatment options,” he says. “My role is to support patients in the best decision for them. It’s not the Dr. Crocker show – to me, it’s your life and your decision.”  In Washington D.C., he worked for City Smiles, where he focused on crowns and veneers. Virginia has been home for some time, as he also worked at Midlothian Family Dentistry where he focused on surgical extractions, implant placement and sedation dentistry.  “I love my job, from the people and the relationships to the technical side,” says Dr. Crocker. He loves being a dentist and helping make lives and smiles better.


MCV School of Dentistry 2013

A.B. in Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2009

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Caroline H.

What can I say? The Hygienist Angelina is the best: attentive, caring, excellent experience, and I have a lot of confidence in her recommendations. Dr. Henley is excellent too. A real craftsman in reparing teeth.

Oriana D.

Every person I have come into contact with at this office has been genuine and exceptionally accommodating. It is a surprisingly beautiful building on the inside and I really appreciated how thorough they were with each and every tooth.

William M.

This is my 2nd visit to the location and have to say that my hygienist Becky was awesome! Her excellent customer service skills put me at ease. She will be the reason I come back!

Patrick H.

I’ve been going to Dr. Johnston’s office for my care for many years! He and his staff maintain the highest levels of professionalism and service. They have always exceeded my expectations and gone the extra mile to take care of me and my family.

Karen K.

The kindness and compassion shown by every single staff member in this office is second to none. I have not met a single team member who did not genuinely care about their patients.

Lorraine B.

We moved here from Chesapeake, Va. My first visit was beyond exceptional. My hygienist was Lisa. She was very nice and comfortable to be with and answered all my questions. She was very gentle while cleaning my teeth.

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