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Mark DiBona, DDS

Dr. Mark DiBona is a graduate of Trinity College and New York University School of Dentistry. He completed a two-year residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in New York. During this residency, he was involved in pioneering research in the development of dental implants and has been placing and restoring dental implants for over 35 years. Dr. DiBona has attained Diplomate status from the American Board of Oral Implantology and Fellowship status from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has published and lectured extensively. He is a manuscript editor for two dental journals and is an honorary member of the Medical Staff at Exeter Hospital.

Dr. DiBona is married with three grown daughters, including Dr. Elizabeth DiBona. In his spare time, he is a painter, a sculptor, and a cabinet-maker. He also enjoys skiing and hiking. Lately, Dr. DiBona has been enjoying being a "poppi" to his five grandchildren.


Dr. Mark DiBona graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1969. He received his D.D.S. Degree from New York University in 1973. After graduating from dental school, Dr. DiBona did a two-year General Practice Residency at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in New York City. During this residency, he received extensive training in anxiety control, dental implants, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry.


  • "Fear of the Dentist in Gifted Children Compared with those of Average Intelligence" Second District Dental Journal, 1973 (Reprinted; Yearbook of Dentistry, 1974).
  • "Bilateral Submandibular Cellulitis; a Case Report" New York State Dental Journal, 1975
  • "Lower Facial Repair" Contemporary Surgery, 1974
  • "Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma of the Maxilla; a Case Report" Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, 1980
  • "The staple in the repair of Infraorbital Rim Fractures" Journal of Dental Research 1976
  • "The Value of a Second Year General Practice Residency" Journal of Hospital Dentistry, 1977
  • "Hypnosis and Nitrous Oxide; a Combined Approach" Anesthesia Progress, 1979
  • "The Infraorbital Rim Staple; a New Method of Treating Displaced and Comminuted Trimalar Fractures" Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1979
  • "Resin Bonded Free End Saddle Prostheses" Quintessence International Dental Digest, 1985
  • "Dental Management of a Patient with Rett's Syndrome" Journal of Hospital Dentistry, 1985
  • "Membrane Anchoring: An Alternative Technique" Journal of Oral Implantology, 1997

Post Graduate Appointments

  • First Year General Practice Residency, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, 1973-4
  • Second Year General Practice Residency, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, 1974-5
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, 1981
  • Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, 1984
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, 1993
  • Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 1995
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 1994
  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 1994


  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Association of Hospital Dentists
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped
  • American Society of Osseo Integration
  • American College of Oral Implantology
  • New Hampshire Dental Society
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Professional Activities

  • Guest Lecturer, American Association of Dental Schools, San Francisco, 1975
  • Cardiopulmonary Committee Representative, Brookdale Hospital, 1974-6
  • Guest Lecturer, Office Emergencies, Bay Ridge, NY, Dental Society, 1975
  • Guest Lecturer, Greater New York State Dental Meeting, 1975, 1976
  • Guest Lecturer, Italian Dental Society, NY, 1976
  • Chief Resident, Brookdale Hospital, Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, 1974-5
  • C.P.R. Instructor, American Red Cross, 1979-82
  • C.P.R. Instructor Trainer, American Heart Association, 1979-83
  • Certified in Advanced Life Support, 1984
  • Guest Lecturer, Seacoast Hygienist Association, 1979, 83, 84, 86
  • Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, 1978-80
  • Board of Directors, Seacoast Chapter, American Red Cross, 1978
  • Guest Lecturer, Hypnosis in Dentistry, Brookdale Hospital, 1982, 83, 83
  • Cardiopulmonary Committee, Exeter Hospital, 1985-91
  • Medical Staff Executive Committee, Exeter Hospital, 1987
  • Table Clinic Panel, Annual Meeting American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 1994

Lectures & Courses

  • "The Dentist and the Pharmacist" 1974
  • "Orientation to Hospital Dentistry" 1975, 76, 77
  • "Emergency Situations in the Dental Practice; Their Prevention and Treatment" 1975, 76, 77
  • "Complications in Intravenous Sedation" 1975, 76, 77
  • "The Dentist and the Hospital" 1976
  • "Sedative Management of the Apprehensive Patient" 1976, 77, 78
  • "Minor Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner" 1977
  • "Traumatic Oral Injuries to Children" 1978
  • "Practical Hypnosis in Dentistry" 1979
  • "Oral Health Care for Residents of Chronic Care Institutions" 1984, 86, 88
  • "Implants; Magic, Myth, or Medicine" 1989
  • "An Introduction to Hypnosis for Dental Hygienists" 1979, 83, 84, 86
  • "An Overview of Dental Implants" 1994, 95


  • "A Clinical Evaluation of the Hydrophilic Denture Base" 1974
  • "A Clinical Evaluation of Naloxone in Narcotic Sedated Oral Surgery Patients" 1975
  • "The Infraorbital Rim Staple" 8th Biomaterials Symposium, 1975

Positions Held

  • Attending in Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Brookdale Hospital, NY, 1975-77
  • Private Intramural Practice, Brookdale Hospital, 1975-77
  • Chief, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Exeter Hospital, NH, 1987
  • Director of Dentistry, Exeter Health Care, Chronic Care Facility, NH, 1985-90
  • Active Medical Staff, Exeter Hospital, NH, 1977-2004

Current Positions

  • Honorary Medical Staff, Exeter Hospital
  • Manuscript Editor, Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Manuscript Editor, Journal of Oral Implantology
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