Meet Dr. Iati

Dr. Marl IatiDr. Mark 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 since 2010

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 The Knights of Columbus where he is a fourth degree knight. The Honduras Medical mission trips through Holy Family Church, Stow Ohio and volunteers at Open M dental clinic in Akron.  His accomplishments include:

Top Doc: 2009--2021 -- Akron Life and Leisure Magazine                               

Top Doc: 2009--2021-- Cleveland Magazine

Best of: 2009--2020 -- 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 built and raced sports cars for the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and placed 5th in the nation in 2002.  He also enjoys water sports, snowboarding, beach life and has a profound love of animals (especially dogs).  

Dr. Iati lives in Northampton with his wife Lauri and Sheltie dog 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. 


Read what people are saying about us.

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Thirteen years ago I decided that I wanted to improve my smile. There were missing teeth and spaces, the ones I did have didn’t sparkle. I pulled out my telephone book and went to the yellow pages looking for a cosmetic dentist. There he was, Dr Eric Schikowski and Stow Dental. I called and made an appointment for a consultation. The staff and Dr Schikowski were amazing, they made me feel very comfortable. I explained why I was there and what I was looking for and a plan to improve my smile was in the works. The end result of all their hard work was I had a beautiful smile. When I am asked about my teeth I give out Dr Schikowski’s name and telephone number. The way a person feels about themselves shows when they have a beautiful smile, your confidence is beaming. Dr Schikowski and his staff do is change lives for the better. I love you all!!


Getting veneers at Stow Dental Group has been a wonderful experience. The procedure is relatively painless and the results are spectacular! Dr. Thompson and his entire staff are kind, caring and extremely professional. I can't stop smiling!

Sandy C.

Trust, is the word that comes to mind when I think of Dr. Iati and his staff. Being a one of a kind patient and asking for a 'Masterpiece Smile' was no easy task. To top things off, I moved to Newport Coast, California in the middle of my procedure.

I could have easily selected another dentist and joined the Hollywood Stars, but I knew Dr. Iati had a mission that no other could accurately attempt to complete. It wasn't just slapping on veneers for a sparkling white smile. It was a complete adjustment of my bite. Even after Dr. Iati suggested we select a dentist in my area to help with the procedure, I refused and was willing to travel back and forth to accomplish our goal.

No other doctor or dentist has ever been as concerned about me as a patient and I was not about to give that up. He personally called me at home after each procedure; he would check up on me through email or a phone call just to see how I was feeling or if there was any change. When I was down and complaining, he would listen and help me through it.

Now, I feel it was well worth the wait. I have no more headaches or jaw pain, just that 'Masterpiece Smile' I requested when I first sat in his chair. Mission Accomplished! Thanks, Dr. Iati!!

Jan B. Newport Coast, CA

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