Manhattan dentist Dr. Marc Beshar has been in dental practice for twenty-one years. He completed his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and obtained a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry. He served as General Practice Resident at Loma Linda University in California. He now practices as a cosmetic dentist, dental implant specialist and sedation dentist in Manhattan, NYC.
After a few years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Beshar realized the need for advanced dental training in order to be a master dentist. For ten years he completed weeklong courses at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, an internationally renowned school for post-graduate dental studies. He was invited to return as visiting faculty and now teaches other dentists up-to-date restorative and cosmetic dental procedures.
In the 1990’s Dr. Beshar continued his quest for knowledge and began attending the Kois Center in Seattle. After completing all courses there, he was invited to teach as a Mentor. He is now in the company of over 200 of the best dentists in the world who meet every July to review the previous year’s published science. After evaluating the quality of the studies, all the dentists in the group change their office procedures to incorporate this science and teach these new techniques to incoming student dentists. The outcome is dental offices using standard techniques so they can compare their results, publish well-documented literature and learn even more.
Dr. Beshar continued his search for excellence by further training and he continues this today. “The more I learn, the more I learn how much I don’t know. The changes in dentistry since dental school days in the Seventies are hard to believe. One reason why I enjoy my profession and stay enthusiastic is because of the challenge to grow and develop. Every day, I experience great purpose by helping others while knowing I am using the most contemporary knowledge and technologies”
One of the biggest changes for Dr. Beshar has been his use of the Internet. Now that he has a wealth of knowledge and experience available from an elite group of dentists with like-minded training, he can easily converse with dentists from all over the world and share opinions. His patients are now able to have the advantage of these many heads working together to receive the very best care.
Highly skilled, very caring
Dr Beshar’s talents have been featured in many publications including The New York Times, INC Magazine, Newsweek, and Working Woman. In 1990, he was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.), an organization dedicated to continuing dental education. He has completed the Aesthetic Dentistry Residency at Louisiana State University, The Dawson Master’s Forum in Florida, and the eight levels of the Kois Center for Restorative Excellence in Seattle, Washington.
He has had extensive training in Implant Dentistry at the New York University Implant Training Center, with Dr. Carl Misch of The Misch International Implant Institute, with Dr. Norm Ickert at the Ickert Dental Implant Centre, with Dr. Keith Phillips and Dr. John Kois at the Kois Institute as well as many other courses in bone grafting and computer generated technology to aid in implant placement.
Besides teaching at the Pankey Institute and The Kois Center, he has lectured at NYU, Columbia Dental School, and local study clubs. He is the founder and currently the President of the Manhattan Kois Study group and the Past President of the Columbia Study Club. He regularly attends meetings and teaches courses to other dentists.
He is a member of:
- The American Dental Association
- The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- The American Academy of Osseointegration
- The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- The New York Academy of Dentistry
- The American Equilibration Society
Dr. Beshar’s favorite job is parenting his daughters, Ana and Olivia.
Service to Others
Dr. Beshar leads a rich personal life helping in many capacities in his community and throughout the world. He has volunteered as a reading tutor in his local school district and serves on the board of The Hudson Guild, a non-profit community-building center for the underprivileged in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
Along with his daughters (who were adopted from China), he has visited and raised money for children in the girls’ Chinese orphanages. You can see the website the girls put together at Chimerics.com.
Dr.Beshar has worked with surgeons to provide much needed cleft palate repairs to infants and children in China. Dr. Beshar headed the dental team and over 130 children were treated, giving them the gift of a smile. Dr. Beshar feels very fortunate to have been blessed in his life and loves giving back to others.
Come visit our office in Midtown to get to know Dr. Marc Beshar—an expert cosmetic dentist, an understanding sedation dentist and a caring citizen.