McKinney Dentist

Dr. Marvin Berlin

Dr. Marvin Berlin

As far back as I can remember, 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. I grew up in a very small town, Santa Fe, Texas (just outside of Galveston, Texas). After school and during the summers while I was in high school, I worked as a Dental Assistant. I loved it.

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 show “Dallas” and of course, the DallasCowboys. 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, so I chose Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.

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“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, Morkos, Callison and Madden).”

– Dr. Berlin

While in Dental School, I served as President of Delta Sigma Delta, Professional Dental Fraternity and this is where I met my best friend, and current dental partner, Dr. Jeff Lynch.  We dreamed of working together one day, and it was so rewarding to launch with him and Dr. Markham in 2005.  There’s something very special about working with your best friends.   While in dental school, 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) 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 … almost 30 years later, I sure am glad she was there that night!

My senior year project in dental school 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 patient’s excitement when I handed her the mirror for the first time and she saw her gorgeous new smile. 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 for patients here in McKinney, North Texas, and actually all over the country. I would love to create a new smile for you.

Staying Alive With Dr. Berlin

Dr. Berlin’s Accomplishments

Dr. Marvin Berlin is our senior doctor and has been providing dental care and creating gorgeous smile make-overs in McKinney since 1993. He is one of the leading cosmetic dentists in the country 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: “Maintaining and Keeping your patients by saying YES.”

He is becoming one of the most sought after speakers in dentistry and has lectured for Heartland Dental, Dental Town, the American Dental Association, Mortenson Dental Partners, HDiQ Dental, Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics, various local Study Clubs, Planmeca/E4D and The American Academy of Dental Practice Administration. Dr. Berlin has also recorded numerous technique videos on all phases of Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Dental Management, Dental Photography, and Endodontics (Root Canals).  His YouTube Channel, The Berlin Smile has tens of thousands of views.

Dr. Berlin was recently awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and currently pursuing Accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  When Dr. Berlin is not creating gorgeous smiles in McKinney, you can find him teaching cosmetic dentistry to colleagues nation wide.

Dr. Berlin has created a 2-day cosmetic dentistry training program and he was recently appointed Clinical Director of Heartland Dental’s Aesthetic Continuum … the largest live-patient, hands-on cosmetic dental training program in America. Dr. Berlin was also the recent recipient of Heartland Dental’s “Eagle Leadership Award”

Dr. Berlin enjoys playing tennis, loves flying, photography, and recording dental how-to videos.  He and his lovely wife (Leah) have two beautiful daughters (Annie and Tori).

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 Madden). 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 about anything dental, please feel free to contact me 24/7 at

I look forward to meeting you soon!

If you want to improve your smile, but aren’t sure where to begin, let us help! Creating the smile you’ve always dreamed of is just a few clicks away. Smile Virtual Consult allows us to examine your smile, make recommendations, and then you can view it all in the comfort of your own home! It is a convenient way to get started on creating the smile of your dreams.

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