Meet the Team

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. John S. Markel, DDS

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 .

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 will Dr. Markel, they complement each other well as a husband-and-wife team.

Dental Hygienist

Karen .

Karen is our wonderful hygienist. She worked over 15 years in her father-in-law's dental practice and on his retirement we were fortunate to have her come here. She quickly became more than an employee but part of our family. All our patients have enjoyed having Karen treat them with her kindness, gentleness and enthusiasm!

Dental Assistant

Susan .

Susan is our newest staff member (and camera shy at the moment, but we'll be fixing that soon!). She also has over 15 years experience in dentistry and has settled in as an excellent fit in our practice especially with her outgoing personality.