Hello, and thank you for visiting our web-site and learning a bit about myself and my three incredible partners. I was born in Ruston, Louisiana – my parents (Wade and Martha Berlin) were both Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. My mom grew up in Arkansas and my dad in Louisiana. They are now happily retired living in Emory, Texas on Lake Fork (Emory, TX) They enjoy fishing, golfing, and travel.
I have a younger brother, Brian, who lives in Kemah, Texas.
As far as I can remember back, I always knew I would be a dentist. I remember telling my mom in the fifth grade that one day I would be a dentist, and from that day forward, I knew in my heart that’s what I’d do. While in High School, after school and during the summers, I worked as a dental assistant. I loved it. I grew up in a very small town, Santa Fe, Texas (just outside of Galveston, Texas). After graduating from Santa Fe High School, I attended The University of Texas in Austin, where I received a BBA in Business Management. While at U.T. I served as President of the Beta Kappa chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity. To this day, I keep up with my fraternity brothers … thank you Facebook. Also at U.T., I served as an R.A. (Resident Assistant) in a non-air-conditioned dorm. I think this is why we currently keep it so cold in our office. In addition, I walked-on to the U.T. Baseball team, playing second base, and center field. I soon realized it was either baseball or dentistry … and although I was a pretty decent opposite field hitter, I’m much better with a hand-piece in my hand than a 34″ Louisville Slugger.
After graduating from U.T., I was accepted to all three dental schools in Texas. (UT San Antonio, UT Houston, and Baylor in Dallas) The only thing I really knew about Dallas at the time, was that this is where we played our arch-rival, OU, the Dallas Cowboys, and of course, the show, Dallas. While visiting Dallas and interviewing at Baylor, I fell in love with North Texas, and knew this was the place for me. It felt like home and thus I chose Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.
While in Dental School, I served as President of Delta Sigma Delta, Professional Dental Fraternity and I also worked part time as a club DJ. I mention this only because while spinning records (those now-rare 12″ round pieces of vinyl) at Dallas’ Surf Club, I was introduced to the most beautiful girl, Leah Patterson. Although I know you’re not supposed to say you picked your wife up at a bar … 25+ years later, I sure am glad she was there that night!
While in dental school, my senior year project was to try this “new” dental technique called “Porcelain Veneers”. This was 1988, and the term cosmetic dentistry hadn’t even been invented. That said, I’ll never forget that first patients excitement when I handed her the mirror for the first time. I knew right then and there that this would be my calling. Since then, I am so grateful to have created and provided thousands of smiles and smile make-overs from patients here in McKinney, North Texas, and actually all over the country. I would love to create a new smile for you.
I am so proud of our practice here in McKinney because I get to work beside three of the best, most talented dentists on the planet (Dr. Lynch, Markham and Wood). Between the four of us, we have over 80 years of experience and with that, we have seen just about everything. In addition, we are all great friends and that creates a unique environment for our patients. Finally we have truly the greatest staff to help serve you. Our average team member has worked at McKinney Dentist for over 15 years and we all feel as if it’s one big happy family.
If you ever have a question, thought, or concern about anything dental, please feel free to contact me 24/7. [email protected]
Dr. Berlin’s Accomplishments
Dr. Marvin Berlin is our senior doctor and has been providing dental care and creating make-overs in McKinney since 1993. He is one of the leading general and cometic dentists in America and also enjoys teaching cosmetic dentistry to other dentists across the country.
Dr. Berlin has published numerous articles in various dental magazines including Smiling Magazine and Dental Economics. He was featured on the cover of Dental Economics in 2013 with all of his articles focusing on one concept: “Saying YES to His Patients.”
He has lectured for Heartland Dental, Dental Town, the American Dental Association, Mortenson Dental Partners, HDiQ Dental, various local Study Clubs, Planmeca/E4D and The American Academy of Dental Practice Administration. Dr. Berlin has also recorded numerous technique videos for HDiQ Dental on Root Canals and on Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Berlin was recently awarded his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry at the 2017 annual meeting in Las Vegas.
Testimony from Paul Westbrook (Westbrook Cosmetic Dental Lab):
“I have been helping to re-create smiles with Dr. Marvin Berlin for over 20 years. He is, without a doubt, one of the most gifted clinicians that I have had the pleasure to work with. His ability to perform “magic” in the realm of cosmetics, from the most simple to the most complex, is amazing! From case planning, to preparation, then to final seating; all are accomplished in their turn like steps in creating a fine work of art…and he does this while making it fun for all involved.”
When Dr. Berlin is not creating gorgeous smiles in McKinney, you can often find him teaching cosmetic dentistry to colleagues nation wide. Dr. Berlin was recently appointed Director of Heartland Dental’s Aesthetic Continuum … the largest live-patient, hands-on cosmetic dental training program in America.
Dr Berlin is an ordained deacon, plays tennis for Stonebridge Country Club, loves flying and photography. He and his wife (Leah) recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and they have two beautiful daughters (Annie and Tori).