Orthodontics for Children & Adults

About the Doctor

Mark K. McAlister DDS, MS

In an effort to understand how people are so different and yet very similar, I chose the more personalized field of dentistry. This attitude probably started when I was growing up in the small town of Yukon, Oklahoma (just west of Oklahoma City). I went to Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma, because I didn't want to be just another number.

I then received my D.D.S. from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1981, and I completed a one-year hospital dental residency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My graduate orthodontic training was accomplished at the University of Iowa, where I developed a standardized questionnaire to measure change in self-esteem of orthodontics patients.

My wife, Laurie, and I are proud parents of two teenage daughters, Kylie and Ali, who keep us busy with many family activities.

Don't be surprised if I ask you as many questions as you ask me! Keep that in mind as we discuss the different ways the specialty of orthodontics can help you.

Member of:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
  • Arizona State Dental Association
  • Arizona Orthodontics Study Group
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • 2004/2013 Best Dentists in America
  • Top Dentist 2012/2013