Dr. Mark Blimline is a Reading dentist who has been in private practice since 1980. Born and raised in Reading, he graduated from Governor Mifflin High School.
He spent a lot of time in the dental chair as a child and adolescent. He was born with congenitally missing upper lateral incisors, and he had braces to correct various cosmetic problems. He was always aware of cosmetic issues and how those issues can affect the overall self-esteem and perceptions of peers.
That has guided his treatment philosophy- he strives to treat all of his patients as family. He enjoys being able to help his patients achieve the smile and comfort they want in a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere.
Dr. Blimline graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology (now called Florida Tech) in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. Afterward, he taught science and health to fifth through eighth graders for one year before going to dental school.
After graduating from Temple School of Dentistry in 1979, he completed a one-year general practice residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
His private practice always has been in Reading. His office was located in the Flying Hills Village Center for 22 years until his moved to his current location- about 400 yards away- in 2002
Dr. Blimline is a member of the following professional groups:
- American Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Berks County Dental Society (past president)
He also contributes dental services to the Head Start Program of Berks County by providing dental exams and cleanings for 3- to 5-year-olds. He is a volunteer dentist for school exams in the Governor Mifflin School District for kindergarten through fourth grades. He also is a Donated Dental Services volunteer.
Dr. Blimline is a member of the Lenape Golden Retriever Club and is an usher at his church.