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  • Mark Paden

    Dr. Mark Paden is a family dentist in Modesto providing comprehensive dentistry services for patient in the greater Modesto area.  As a dentist licensed in California, Dr. Paden provides preventative examinations, advanced diagnostics, and treatment regarding oral and dental health.  He is a proud member of the American and California Dental Associations and the Stanislaus Dental Society which promote education and advancements in dental care.

    Dr. Paden graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of California at Berkeley and attended the University of the Pacific Dental School graduating in 1986.  He also completed a one year post-doctoral program at Valley Medical Center in Fresno and has been in practice in Modesto since 1990.

    Dr. Paden works hard to stay abreast of the latest advances in dental care and participates in regular continuing education seminars and advanced training courses.  It is because of Dr. Mark Paden's dedication to improvement and growth in a variety of dental technologies, treatments, and procedures that our Modesto area dental patients receive the most advanced, efficient, and effective general and cosmetic dental care available.

    Call 209-577-3429 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paden or Request an Appointment online.

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Welcome to Mark R. Paden DDS Your Dentist in Modesto, CA.

Call us at 209-577-3429 today.

Modesto dentists welcome you to our website! At Mark R. Paden DDS our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person – with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We’re here to make that happen.

We also understand that choosing a Modesto dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease. Mark R. Paden DDS offers a full range of dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as general dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care or periodontal exams. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in Modesto.

To learn more about our comprehensive service offering, talented Modesto dentists and office procedures, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at Mark R. Paden DDS. We’re your neighbors and we’re here to help you maximize the health of your smile.


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     I love the atmosphere in the office and Dr. Paden always is so personable, explaining options and is not pushy with his recommendations. I love that!

    Glenda Eck - Modesto, CA

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