Meet Dr. Iati

Dr. Marl IatiDr. Iati's style has been called relaxed and comforting, his skills have been described as artistic and detailed, and these are just a few of the designations given to the area's finest cosmetic and restorative dentist. His election to a 4-year term to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) clearly defines his role as a leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Iati brings the panache and quality of the big city to Akron. His practice is focused on cosmetic, reconstructive, TMJ and facial rejuvenation, yet he is experienced in all facets of general dentistry. He offers digital X-rays, laser cavity detection, computerized TMJ diagnosis and treatment (neuromuscular dentistry), and computerized anesthetic delivery for pain free injections. For relaxation, Dr. Iati offers in-room flat screen televisions, satellite radio, paraffin hand dips and a warm towel finish sending you refreshed after your visit.

Botox and Juvederm treatments (FDA approved procedures) are also a part of Dr. Iati's practice. In addition to aesthetic improvements, Botox is also indicated for the treatment of migraines and TMJ. Patients can experience virtual painless dermafiller, because he anesthetizes the area prior to the procedure. Historically, patients had already been coming to Dr. Iati to be numbed prior to having dermafiller procedures elsewhere. Dr. Iati provides both services.

Chao pinhole Certified. Dr. Iati is one of the first 1600 dentists in the WORLD to become certified in this revolutionary gum replacement technique. . Conventional grafting procedures are now obsolete because  no scapel, no sutures, no painful shot in the roof of the mouth and no cutting of tissue from the roof causing the dreaded pizza burn afterwards. Please view the before and after photos on the link below.

INVISALIGN:  Dr. Iati is an Invisalign Preferred Provider

Education & Community Service: Dr. Iati received his B.S. from The Ohio State University (Go, Bucks!) in 1983 and received his D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University in 1987. He completed a general practice residency at Western Reserve Care Systems before coming to Stow Dental Group in Stow, Ohio in 1988. Dr. Iati is involved in numerous charitable activities and organizations in the community, such as, the Chamber of Commerce and a fourth degree Knights of Columbus. He travels abroad to donate his time and talents to those less fortunate in third world countries and will endeavor to do so in the future. Dr Iati currently volunteers at Open M dental clinic in Akron.  His accomplishments include:


  • Top Doc 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018 - Akron Life and Leisure Magazine                               
  • Top Doc 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018 - Cleveland Magazine
  • Best of 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2016 - Akron Beacon Journal
  • America's Top Dentist - 2007-2018
  • Fellow, American Academy of General Dentistry (less than 1% of all dentists achieve this status)



Dr. Iati's professional affiliations include: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association (ADA), and the Akron Dental Society.

When Dr. Iati is not practicing dentistry, he has raced sports cars for the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) where, in 2002, he placed fifth in the nation. He also enjoys water sports, snowboarding and has a profound love of animals (especially dogs). Dr. Iati lives in Northampton, Ohio with his wife Lauri and Sheltie Ka'ana. 

Dr. Iati invites you to visit his office and experience what has taken him a lifetime to achieve. See how modern technology and highly crafted skills can be utilized to return a smile to its optimum level of health and beauty. He looks forward to seeing you soon!

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 Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Stow - A breakthrough treatment for gum recession 


What is gum recession?

Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

Why should gum recession be taken seriously? 

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness. 

What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free.  All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, and who trained our doctor. 

How does the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?  

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.  While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. 

How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) performed?

During the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure.