By Meredith Knight
In 2019, McKinney’s premier dental practice was bursting at the seams.
With more and more families making McKinneyDentist.com their dental home, it was time to add providers, but not just anyone would do. They needed dentists who shared their patient-first philosophy. Founding dentist Dr. Marvin Berlin soon found himself buried in an avalanche of viable applications, but one stood out from the rest. When he met face-to-face with Dr. Kerolos (Kero) Morkos, he realized the young man would be a perfect fit for the practice. For Kero, however, the timing was less than ideal.
“My wife, Lisa, and I just had our first child, and she was finishing up her medical residency,” he said. “Accepting a job with McKinneyDentist.com would mean living apart for at least a year. But we both realized this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. My wife was amazing and made it all work. Now, she works at West McKinney Health and Wellness, a family practice in McKinney, and we’re thrilled to be raising our son here.”
Growing up, Kero understood firsthand the difference a community can make. “Both my parents were cashiers,” he said. “We received a lot of help from the people in our church community. One of them was a dentist. I saw how generous and giving he was. When I was old enough, he let me shadow him in his practice, and all I wanted to do was become a dentist and make a difference for people the way he so willingly did.”
Kero went on to dental school at Western University of Health Sciences, where he had the opportunity to make a mission trip to Panama. “That’s when I realized how much I had to offer to people who really need me,” he said. Since then, he’s made numerous mission trips to Kenya, Mexico, and underserved areas in this country, some of them with his future wife. “We had similar childhoods, and I used to see her when her church played my church in volleyball and basketball,” he said. “We ended up going to college together and making mission trips together and fell in love. We’ve both been so blessed and want to bless others as God gives us opportunities.”
Patients of McKinneyDentist.com know Dr. Morkos as a kind, caring dentist who’s quick with a joke. “My biggest thing is to keep patients comfortable,” he said. “I know the dental chair can be a stressful place for some people, and I want them to understand it doesn’t have to be. With the technology available today, a visit to the dentist should be a pleasant—even fun—experience. It should also be interesting and informative. My staff and I explain everything we’re doing or recommending, so the patient becomes part of our team. We laugh a lot and love getting to know our patients.”
Dr. Morkos can’t say enough about the other four dentists in the McKinneyDentist.com practice. “I learn from them every day,” he said. “Not just about dentistry but about being a good husband, father, friend, and human being. These are great guys, family men, talented dentists, and generous members of the community. They quite literally wrote the book on dentistry, but they’re also just good people. We’re all interested in continually becoming better dentists. We’re constantly learning and acquiring new and better technology. And we genuinely care about the experience our patients have in our chair.”
As each McKinneyDentist.com provider has settled into a specialized area, Dr. Morkos enjoys the traditional preservative and restorative treatments and has a passion for wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement. “As dentists, our emphasis is always on preserving the natural tooth and empowering our patients to maintain optimum oral health, so they never need to lose a tooth,” he said. “But when an extraction is the best option—for whatever reason—implant technology can provide a solution with the same strength, appearance, and permanence as your natural tooth.”
When not on the job, Dr. Morkos enjoys traveling and dining out. He and his wife are active in their church, St. Philopateer Coptic Orthodox Church in Richardson.
Find out more about Drs. Kero Morkos, Marvin Berlin, Jeff Lynch, Trevor Madden, and Anthony Callison at McKinneyDentist.com or call 972-54-SMILE (972-547-6453) to schedule an appointment with McKinney’s premier dental team.
1760 West Virginia Street, Suite 100
McKinney, Texas 75069
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