Mark C. Tindall, DDS, MS
Commitment to Patients
Each and every day I wake up feeling incredibly blessed and privileged to be an orthodontist. My commitment to my patients is something I do not take for granted, and I strive to deliver nothing but the best orthodontic care to create for my patients a beautiful and lasting smile. Because a great smile builds self-confidence, and having a good bite is crucial for good overall health, I believe in the significance and lasting value of practicing excellent orthodontics. Along with my practice, I am genuinely excited about providing excellent orthodontic care while keeping the entire experience positive and fun for my patients.
In 1996, I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from the University of Missouri. I went on to graduate with my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction from the university’s Kansas City Dental School in 2001. Then, in 2004, I completed my Master of Science in Orthodontics at Boston University. Throughout my education, I was awarded the following academic and professional accolades and achievements:
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society
- Academic Dean's List all four years of dental training
- Psi Omega Outstanding Student and Achievement Award
- American College of Dentists Outstanding Leader Award
- Boston University Orthodontic Residency, President
Because I understand the importance and significance of giving my patients the best and most up-to-date care available, I dedicate an extraordinary amount of time to continuing my education to keep current with the most recent orthodontic trends and techniques. I often participate in new product research and development for 3M Unitek, a company that makes the very best products available to orthodontists. I am also offered many opportunities for continuing my education through membership in the following professional organizations:
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Southwest Association of Orthodontists
- Kansas Dental Association
- Northwest Golden Belt District Society, President
At the heart of everything I do is my family, and they are my passion and utmost joy. My wife, Jennifer, also graduated from UMKC and was a practicing dentist for several years before she decided to dedicate her time fully to being an at-home mother to our three beautiful little girls, Tatum, Talia, and Taizley. I love nothing more than to spend time with my wife and daughters. We often spend our time together playing sports, taking hikes, and attending and cherishing the important moments in our lives.
Part of the reason my family and I moved to Manhattan is because of my love for college sports. I love to watch the K-State Wildcats in the basketball and football seasons. Aside from college sports, and when I have the time, I personally enjoy playing basketball, golf, and tennis. I also enjoy staying in good shape and health by jogging.
In the Community
The topic of cancer research is something that is laid heavy on my heart, so at my practice, we hold an annual fundraiser in October for cancer research and awareness where we donate our time and finances to this important cause. Our patients are included in this fundraiser through an end-of-the-month drawing for anyone who bought one of our Tindall Cancer Awareness T-shirts or donated money in any way.
We also pick one other local organization each year to which we donate time and money. I am also an active proponent of Smiles Change Lives, as I enjoy helping kids who are in need receive a deserved, beautiful smile for life. In addition, I am on the Board of Directors for the Manhattan Basketball Association and the First Tee of Manhattan, and I dedicate time to the YoungLife Christian Organization for the youth in our community.
I am committed to dedicating my time and money to many of my patients’ organizations, such as schools, sports teams, churches, pageants, and all other local organizations that are important to my patients. I believe that giving back to my wonderful community is one way of thanking my patients and their families for placing their orthodontic care in my hands.