5105-I Backlick Road, Annandale, VA 22003


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Dr. John A. Marino

Dr. John A. Marino, a native New Yorker, earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. John’s University where he was also enrolled in a combined mechanical engineering course and completed 210 college credits. He graduated with his dental degree from Georgetown University, School of Dentistry in 1972. He earned his Certificate from the National Board of Dental Examiners, which ranked him nationally in the 97th and 98th percentile in his junior and senior year respectively. He was also awarded a Certificate from the Northeast Regional Dental Board.

After his doctoral degree, he earned a Certificate of Internship after completing a year of post-doctoral studies at Dewitt Army Hospital, which included tours in:

  • Operating room trauma treatment
  • General anesthesia
  • Emergency room treatment
  • Endodontic treatment
  • Fixed prosthodontics (crown and bridge)
  • Removable prosthodontics (removable dentures)

During his tour of duty, he established and supervised the TMJ Review Clinic for the hospital and studied Adult Orthodontia. He served two years as the Exam and Emergency Officer at the U.S. Army’s Pentagon Dental Clinic (PTDC) where he was in charge of all diagnosis and treatment planning.

Additional training includes attending:

  • The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • The United States Dental Institute, where he completed 532 hours of instruction in Orthodontics and Orthopedics
  • Advanced Orthodontic Seminar, where he earned his Certificate
  • American Institute for Bio-progressive Education

Dr. Marino has attended thousands of hours in continuing education courses, and he continues to attend them every month to remain current on dental advancements.

He is an active member of the ADA (American Dental Association), VDS (Virginia Dental Society), and NVDS (Northern Virginia Dental Society). He is also the President of the Springdale Office Condominium Association, where his practice is located.

He is a member of Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity and was named one of the Top Dentists in America by The Consumers’ Research Council of America.

His professional goal has always been to treat his patients with the highest levels of care using concepts and treatments from all dental specialties combined with high-tech, computer-driven diagnostic tools and treatments so they can attain optimum oral health.

Dr. Marino has been married to his wife for 50 years! They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. In his spare time, he builds computers, as well as building and maintaining his own local area networks. He was the first, and for many years, the only network-certified dentist in the area. He once attended a computer course with computer professionals. He graduated #1 in the class.



Our support staff has over 88 years of combined experience, most of which were in Dr. Marino’s practice serving Annandale, VA, and the Greater Washington, DC area. He has managed to assemble a team of dedicated individuals who have worked together with him for decades and thrive in a culture of excellence. They focus on making sure our patients’ needs are met from the moment they walk through our door.

Due to our low employee turnover, we have enjoyed a tremendous bond with each other. As a team, we have gotten to know our patients well and think of them as family. And as part of our dental family, our patients’ comfort and satisfaction have always been and will always be priority one, as we help each of them achieve optimum oral health from function to form.