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Meet Our Benbrook Dentist
Dr. Mark Givan
Dr. Mark Givan always had a good relationship with his family dentist growing up. Today, he wants his patients to have the same positive relationship that aided his decision to pursue the field himself. With any family dentist, establishing this connection early is crucial to ensuring long-term success of oral health, regardless of your age.
After reading his profile, we hope that you feel more inclined to start a conversation with your dentist in Benbrook, even it if it’s not related to dentistry. After all, when you visit the practice, you’re not just another patient; you’re family!
Why I Became a Dentist
As a child growing up in Denver, CO, Dr. Givan’s family dentist was the uncle of his best friend in high school. This initial exposure proved that a career in dentistry could be very promising. While Dr. Givan was already attracted to the medical field, he also enjoyed working with his hands, problem-solving and piecing together puzzles, proving dentistry to be the perfect fit. Since 1978, he’s been providing exceptional dental care to the communities in Fort Worth, TX and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
My Educational Background
Dr. Givan completed his undergraduate education at Texas Christian University, where he was also a varsity letterman in swimming. After earning his undergraduate degree, he began his dental schooling at the Baylor College of Dentistry. Soon after graduating, he opened his practice to the public that same year.
During his time at Baylor, he had the opportunity to teach part-time, which he did for about three years after graduating. This gave him not only additional exposure to dentistry, but the chance to work hands-on with students and help them with their dental education.
To keep up with the latest advancements in dentistry, Dr. Givan routinely completes 20 to 40 hours of continuing education every year. He holds professional affiliations with the following groups:
First in 2004 and then again from 2010 to 2016 and in 2018, Dr. Givan was named a top dentist in Ft. Worth Magazine, a distinction granted by his peers.
Life Outside the Practice
Dr. Givan has been married to his wife for 42 years, who he met on a blind date while they were juniors in high school. They have a daughter and son who also have children of their own, making Dr. Givan a proud grandfather.
During his free time, Dr. Givan enjoys playing golf, reading, gardening and improving the yard and spending quality time with his wife and grandchildren.