Dr. John Mark Griffies
Upon completing his undergraduate education at the University Of Notre Dame, Dr. Griffies earned his professional education from Baylor College of Dentistry. He received his certificate in orthodontics from the U.S. Army Orthodontic Training Program at Fort Meade and practiced dentistry and orthodontics in the Army for 22 years. In addition, he served as the orthodontic instructor for three Army Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training programs and the Fort Bragg General Dentistry training program. In July 2005, Dr. Griffies retired as the Orthodontic Consultant to the Army Surgeon General and Deputy Commander of the Ft. Bragg Dental Activity.
Dr. Griffies started his current orthodontic practice in 2003. Before this, he assisted in treating Cleft Lip and palate children at Border Children’s Clinic in El Paso, Texas, for five years. This rewarding experience left an indelible mark on him, and he now seeks to treat these children and other craniofacial anomaly children in his current practice.
Dr. Griffies remains active in his field and holds professional memberships with the ADA, AAO, Cleft Lip and Palate Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the Sandhills Dental Study Club. He continues lecturing extensively to the Army Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery programs at Ft Bragg, Bethesda, and Tripler Hawaii. In addition, Dr. Griffies is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Griffies is dedicated to maintaining a reputation of excellence in orthodontics.