Dr. Mark A. Sutor, DDS

Dr. Mark A. Sutor, DDS

Periodontics | Male | 55 years old

My name is Mark Sutor. I am a periodontist in Bloomington, IN. I am the youngest of three "Sutor Boys" raised by a single mom in Hickory Hills, IL. I was the first person in my family to go "away" to college, where I attended Indiana University. An athletic scholarship allowed me to become a four year letterman in football from 1979-1983 at which time I was part of the first team in IU's history to win a post season bowl game (1979 Holiday Bowl). I feel very fortunate to have had that experience so I remain very active with IU education and athletes. My graduate education lead me to Dallas, TX where I attended Baylor College of Dentistry from 1984-1988. The year that I graduated, 1988, my son Chad was born in the Texas summer heat. I was about to start my general practice residency in Lexington, KY in July, so I moved our few dental school belongings to Lexington with the plan to return for my first child's birth but Chad "decided" to come a little early so I found myself scrambling for a way to fly back to Dallas to witness this great miracle of childbirth, luckily I arrived 30 minutes before his birth! Chad started a food truck business in 2010 called The Big Cheeze. I had to soon return to Lexington to start my next "phase of post graduate education". The hardest part of that experience was that I had to leave my newborn son in Texas while I began my residency. I spent one year at the VA Hospital in Lexington doing a general practice residency where I got to learn a variety of skills in each aspect of dentistry. Upon completion of this 1 year residency I then began my 2 year periodontal residency at U.K. School of Dentistry in 1989. My residency was filled with wonderful mentors and role models for my future career as a periodontist. I feel fortunate to have been exposed to so many great educators during that time. After a lot of research and discussions with my family and friends, I decided to start my practice in Bloomington in 1991. At that time there were no organized continuing education opportunities for dentists in Monroe County and the surrounding counties so I saw an opportunity to provide high quality continuing education and a surgical experience with dental implants that weren't available at that time. I am the President and founder of "Hoosiers for Dental Excellence", which is a study club that emphasizes "advanced education and continued lifelong learning opportunities. It has over 20 members from South Central Indiana. It was the first study club of its kind in the entire state of Indiana when we began in 1998. Now there are over 200 nationwide. In 1994, I was blessed with my daughter, Jennie. Born in Bloomington on a snowy night in January, she is the only true Hoosier in the family. I was raised with all boys, so having a daughter sure continues to teach me many life lessons. She enrolled at IU in 2012 as a psychology/biology major. She is a true dog lover, and has a beautiful golden retriever named Max. I cannot imagine anything I could love more than being a periodontist and dental implant surgeon but if dentistry wasn't in my future, I probably would have been a football coach at the high school or college level. Dentistry and coaching both involve helping, teaching, motivating and striving for excellence which are qualities I love to share with the people in my life. I have been lucky to treat a wide variety of patients from all over the world but I still get a warm feeling in my heart when patients tell me how special they feel when they are treated in our office. I loved to hear our patients tell us how wonderful, kind, and caring our entire team is and how professionally they have been treated in all aspects of their visit with us. I hope that my time and effort as a dental specialist and teacher will be remembered as one that helped people become as good as they can be. Our study club has given our dental professionals educational opportunities like nowhere else. I call it our dental school without walls. I feel fortunate to have been the leader in that educational journey with all of the members. These experiences have enhanced the dental care being delivered in our community and around the state. I married my loving and caring partner, Theresa Ricker in June 2016. Life takes many twists and turns but I feel very fortunate to have Theresa in my life. I truly look forward to spending the rest of my days with her. So that is my story. We are always accepting new patients and I would be honored if you would allow me the opportunity to be your dental specialist, to improve the quality of your life, for years to come.Read more

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379 S Park Ridge Rd
Bloomington, IN 47401 Get Directions
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Care Philosophy

When choosing a practice for your dental implant and periodontal needs, remember that you deserve to be treated by experienced professionals who are focused on quality patient care and straightforward communication. You should expect a qualified and courteous team that respects your time and makes you a priority. Dental implant surgeon and periodontist Mark A. Sutor has been providing advanced and courteous periodontal care to the greater Bloomington area since 1991. Our staff thoroughly educates all of our patients so that everyone feels prepared and understands all of their treatment options. We pride ourselves on providing excellent care that works within our patients' busy schedules and budgets. We will go to great lengths to provide you with the highest level of care, and our beautifully decorated offices are designed to create a feeling of tranquility. We offer warm eye masks and blankets to all of our patients, as well as complimentary snacks and drinks. We have dedicated consultation rooms, and our treatment rooms have televisions with digital cable and a variety of music choices to help you feel relaxed. We also provide sedation dentistry for patients who experience anxiety when undergoing treatment. We are committed to providing you with the best care available, and take that responsibility very seriously. Our compassionate team offers treatments using the most advanced technology to ensure that our patients achieve excellent dental health. We provide patients with a comprehensive range of periodontal treatments including modern laser dentistry techniques. Our practice focuses on a conservative approach to dental care, and will always recommend the least invasive treatment options possible to meet your needs. We promise to treat you with the highest level of honesty, integrity, timeliness, and professionalism. We are committed to being leaders in dentistry and to offering you the most advanced technology available to optimize your dental health. We appreciate the opportunity to serve your dental health needs and promise to never take that responsibility lightly. You are our guest, our purpose, and our passion.Read more

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Dr. Sutor Says:

We promise to treat you with the highest level of honesty, integrity, timeliness, and professionalism. We are committed to being leaders in dentistry and to offering you the most advanced technology available to optimize your dental health. We appreciate the opportunity to serve your dental health needs and promise to never take that responsibility lightly. You are our guest, our purpose, and our passion.  Thank you!

in Bloomington, IN |
Every person I met during my 1st visit and later my procedure was very friendly and made you feel welcome. The office is warm and inviting, and I did not feel that I was in a dental office. I was well informed of each step of the procedure as well as thorough instructions on my post-op care.
Bloomington, IN |
Dr. Sutor is efficient & friendly. He performed 2 quick procedures & the healing process went smoothly. The waiting room is comfortable, while dated (perhaps erring on Trumpish). His dental hygienist Joanna explained things clearly & was down to earth--wish I had her each visit. The office staff however turned a complete 180 once your procedure is over & payment. Upon insurance negotiations (my first time at that extent), they were both demeaning & rude to me & made little effort to save me $
We certainly hate to hear that you feel you were mistreated in any way by any of our team - it is our goal to treat every patient with the utmost respect and for that we apologize. It is also great to hear that your procedures went well!! Thank you for your input!
in Bloomington, IN |
Dr. Sutor has a great team and everyone is very helpful. Holly is my hygienist and she is very kind and will answer your questions and concerns patiently. She is very professional and pays attention to details. Highly recommended!!
in Bloomington, IN |
Hands down, Pam is the best Dental Hygienist that has ever worked on this 68 year old's teeth: Gentle, empathetic, well-paced and thorough.
in Elnora, IN |
Was impressed that Dr. Sutor called that evening to check on how I was feeling. Makes you feel like you are more than a number and money in the pocket. Staff did great job too. Very personable and professional. Thanks! :)
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My name is Mark Sutor. I am a periodontist in Bloomington, IN. I am the youngest of three "Sutor Boys" raised by a single mom in Hickory Hills, IL.  I was the first person in my family to go "away" to college, where I attended Indiana University. An athletic scholarship allowed me to become a four year letterman in football from 1979-1983 at which time I was part of the first team in IU's history to win a post season bowl game (1979 Holiday Bowl). I feel very fortunate to have had that experience so I remain very active with IU education and athletes.  My graduate education lead me to Dallas, TX where I attended Baylor College of Dentistry from 1984-1988. The year that I graduated, 1988, my son Chad was born in the Texas summer heat. I was about to start my general practice residency in Lexington, KY in July, so I moved our few dental school belongings to Lexington with the plan to return for my first child's birth but Chad "decided" to come a little early so I found myself scrambling for a way to fly back to Dallas to witness this great miracle of childbirth, luckily I arrived 30 minutes before his birth! Chad started a food truck business in 2010 called The Big Cheeze. I had to soon return to Lexington to start my next "phase of post graduate education". The hardest part of that experience was that I had to leave my newborn son in Texas while I began my residency. I spent one year at the VA Hospital in Lexington doing a general practice residency where I got to learn a variety of skills in each aspect of dentistry.  Upon completion of this 1 year residency I then began my 2 year periodontal residency at U.K. School of Dentistry in 1989. My residency was filled with wonderful mentors and role models for my future career as a periodontist. I feel fortunate to have been exposed to so many great educators during that time.  After a lot of research and discussions with my family and friends, I decided to start my practice in Bloomington in 1991. At that time there were no organized continuing education opportunities for dentists in Monroe County and the surrounding counties so I saw an opportunity to provide high quality continuing education and a surgical experience with dental implants that weren't available at that time. I am the President and founder of "Hoosiers for Dental Excellence", which is a study club that emphasizes "advanced education and continued lifelong learning opportunities. It has over 20 members from South Central Indiana. It was the first study club of its kind in the entire state of Indiana when we began in 1998. Now there are over 200 nationwide.  In 1994, I was blessed with my daughter, Jennie. Born in Bloomington on a snowy night in January, she is the only true Hoosier in the family. I was raised with all boys, so having a daughter sure continues to teach me many life lessons. She enrolled at IU in 2012 as a psychology/biology major. She is a true dog lover, and has a beautiful golden retriever named Max.  I cannot imagine anything I could love more than being a periodontist and dental implant surgeon but if dentistry wasn't in my future, I probably would have been a football coach at the high school or college level. Dentistry and coaching both involve helping, teaching, motivating and striving for excellence which are qualities I love to share with the people in my life.  I have been lucky to treat a wide variety of patients from all over the world but I still get a warm feeling in my heart when patients tell me how special they feel when they are treated in our office. I loved to hear our patients tell us how wonderful, kind, and caring our entire team is and how professionally they have been treated in all aspects of their visit with us.  I hope that my time and effort as a dental specialist and teacher will be remembered as one that helped people become as good as they can be. Our study club has given our dental professionals educational opportunities like nowhere else. I call it our dental school without walls. I feel fortunate to have been the leader in that educational journey with all of the members. These experiences have enhanced the dental care being delivered in our community and around the state.  I married my loving and caring partner, Theresa Ricker in June 2016. Life takes many twists and turns but I feel very fortunate to have Theresa in my life. I truly look forward to spending the rest of my days with her.  So that is my story. We are always accepting new patients and I would be honored if you would allow me the opportunity to be your dental specialist, to improve the quality of your life, for years to come.

Dr. Sutor's Care Philosophy

When choosing a practice for your dental implant and periodontal needs, remember that you deserve to be treated by experienced professionals who are focused on quality patient care and straightforward communication. You should expect a qualified and courteous team that respects your time and makes you a priority. Dental implant surgeon and periodontist Mark A. Sutor has been providing advanced and courteous periodontal care to the greater Bloomington area since 1991. Our staff thoroughly educates all of our patients so that everyone feels prepared and understands all of their treatment options. We pride ourselves on providing excellent care that works within our patients' busy schedules and budgets. We will go to great lengths to provide you with the highest level of care, and our beautifully decorated offices are designed to create a feeling of tranquility. We offer warm eye masks and blankets to all of our patients, as well as complimentary snacks and drinks. We have dedicated consultation rooms, and our treatment rooms have televisions with digital cable and a variety of music choices to help you feel relaxed. We also provide sedation dentistry for patients who experience anxiety when undergoing treatment. We are committed to providing you with the best care available, and take that responsibility very seriously. Our compassionate team offers treatments using the most advanced technology to ensure that our patients achieve excellent dental health. We provide patients with a comprehensive range of periodontal treatments including modern laser dentistry techniques. Our practice focuses on a conservative approach to dental care, and will always recommend the least invasive treatment options possible to meet your needs.

We promise to treat you with the highest level of honesty, integrity, timeliness, and professionalism. We are committed to being leaders in dentistry and to offering you the most advanced technology available to optimize your dental health. We appreciate the opportunity to serve your dental health needs and promise to never take that responsibility lightly. You are our guest, our purpose, and our passion.

Dr. Sutor says...

Dr. Mark Sutor has been practicing since 1991.  He is a leader in the dental community leading a study club of 25 general dentists and specialists for over 10 years.  He is president of Seattle Study Club (Hoosiers for Dental Excellence) in Bloomington/Indianapolis as well as the Bloomington/Indianapolis Chapter of Spear Dental Study Club.

Dr. Sutor specializes in identifying and treating a variety of oral conditions, gum disease, the placement of dental implants.

Dr. Sutor says...

Dr. Sutor has placed nearly 10,000 implants over the course of his career in dentistry. He was also one of the first specialists in the nation to obtain his certification in LANAP (laser-assisted therapy) to treat periodontal disease.

Dr. Sutor says...

We promise to treat you with the highest level of honesty, integrity, timeliness, and professionalism. We are committed to being leaders in dentistry and to offering you the most advanced technology available to optimize your dental health. We appreciate the opportunity to serve your dental health needs and promise to never take that responsibility lightly. You are our guest, our purpose, and our passion.  Thank you!

Dr. Sutor's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Periodontics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Facial Pain
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries

Education

  • Medical School
    Texas A&M University Health Science Center / Baylor College of Dentistry

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Veterans Hospital Lexington, KY

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Kentucky / College of Dentistry

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    Indiana University / School of Dentistry

    Graduated in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Practice Areas

  • Periodontics
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dentures
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Mouthguards
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Root Canal
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment