Meet The Team

Dr. John S. Markel, DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Markel is a native of Towson, growing up on York Road. He is a graduate of Towson High School and the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry, class of 1978.
He practiced for 23 years on York Road in Towson. In 1999, he sold his practice to enter the ministry, graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2002. He served churches in Virginia, Northeast Philadelphia, and Churchville, Maryland for over 10 years, practicing dentistry part-time during that time.
He is delighted to be returning to full-time practice in beautiful Millersville, Maryland!
Dr. Markel has been a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Anne Arundel County Dental Society, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, and the Holistic Dental Association.
Dr. Markel enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. He treats young folks and grownups alike with his gentle, relaxed chairside manner. He has a special interest in orthodontics, Invisalign treatment, and craniofacial orthopedics.
He has four grown children who are all out on their own, raising families of their own.
Dr. Markel enjoys barbershop quartet singing, chorus directing, sports (he’s an avid Orioles and Ravens fan), and camping. He also likes to dabble in publishing newsletters and he still has the itch to drive airplanes.


Office Manager/CFO


Robin is an R.N. and has worked as an ICU nurse for over 30 years before coming to work with us. She's enjoying getting to know our terrific patients and is eager to help with dental questions and concerns. Patients really enjoy when she comes out to the patient lounge just to chat a bit.

Together with Dr. Markel, they complement each other well as a husband and wife team.


Dental Hygienist


Kristin loves her work as a dental hygienist, and you'll know it when you come in to see her. Patients love that she's very professional, kind and gentle. Kristin is also the one to ask about all the latest dental products on the market. Any questions you may have about your dental health... start right here!



Dental Assistant


Shelly is the newest member of our office family (and a bit camera shy). The best adjectives to describe her would be friendly and bubbly. She carefully looks after each patient before, during and after each procedure. All our patients/friends are happy we found Shelly!