About Mark L. Cannon, DDS, MS
Pediatric Dentist, Practitioner, Lecturer, Instructor, and Researcher
Dr. Mark L. Cannon is a native of the mid-west, born and raised in Nebraska. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska, and then attended Northwestern University for his Masters of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital and received his Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
After completing his hospital residency and obtaining his Masters in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Cannon was asked to stay as a Faculty member of Northwestern University Dental School. He has kept up his teaching and is now a Professor of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology- Division of Dentistry and is the Research Coordinator for the Pediatric Dental Program at the Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Cannon has been very involved in research for many years, developing many new products and techniques for dentistry and obtaining patents.
He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Dentistry for Children, and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to maintaining a large private practice in the suburbs of Chicago, he has lectured at many national and international meetings, often as the keynote speaker. He has presented to a large number of state and local dental societies. Dr. Cannon is a guest lecturer at Sao Paulista State University, UNESP, in Aracatuba, Brazil, and at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
He has had presentations to the following organizations; I.A.D.R./A.A.D.R., the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, Academy of Dental Materials, World Congress of Biological Materials, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Dental Association of Asia, Australasian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, World Congress of Preventive Dentistry, Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Mexican Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Cannon is the senior partner and founder of Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove, starting the practice in 1981. The practice is thrilled to have so many second generation patients!
Dr. Cannon is very involved with his family, with three boys and two girls. The two oldest boys, Ryan and Christopher, are both US Army officers, and he is very proud of their service to our country. Ryan was a Captain, assigned to the famous 101st Airborne, “Screaming Eagles”, and has served two overseas tours, including a tour stationed at F.O.B. Wolverine, Afghanistan. Ryan is now an Air Dispatch Controller living in St. Louis, MO. Middle son Christopher graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and is stationed out of Fort Drum, New York with the 10th Mountain Division. He is a Captain and aviator, flying Blackhawks and assigned to the 10th Air Calvary, and just returned from a second tour in Afghanistan. Christopher is married to Amanda Glasgow. His older daughter, Andrea, graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a degree in Psychology. She now works in Minneapolis, MN and is married to Jim Thomson, who graduated at the top of his class from the Law School of the University of Minnesota. His youngest daughter, Michelle, graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a major in Marketing but then went to nursing school at Marian University to receive her RN degree and lives in Nashville. Youngest son Keith will soon be graduating from college in Paris, France and had an internship at the Microsoft Research-INRIA Joint Center just south of Paris.
Dr. Cannon has been involved in microbiome and hologenome research, especially with the use of polyols to produce positive biofilm changes. The research has also concentrated on the epigenetic effect of microbiome shifts, the end products of bacterial metabolism, and the neurologic consequences of the microbiome shifts, such as, with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Cannon is associated with the Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group, directed by Dr. Derrick MacFabe.
Dr. Cannon enjoys music, especially live; having had lessons in many different instruments and really enjoys attending professional sporting events with his colleagues. He also works on restoring classic vehicles always enjoying items of historical interest. Dr. Cannon fancies himself a good cook, especially barbeque, serving up famously smoked ribs. He also is quite a do-it-your-selfer, having spent so much time doing everything while working his own way through all those years in school.
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