321 North Preston Road, Suite D
Prosper, Texas 75078
Many people are reluctant to see their dental professional, which results in neglect of their oral health. Patients at Prosper Oral and Facial Surgery need not be apprehensive to approach Mark E. Ranschaert, D.M.D.
Dr. Ranschaert equipped his new Prosper Oral and Facial Surgery practice with the latest technology, including a state-of-the-art CT scanner. He aspires to provide the highest level of comfort to his patients through a range of sedation options including IV sedation. Board certified by both the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he has also achieved an independent certificate in out-patient anesthesia that was awarded by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. “Most of my patients tell me that they’ve just had the best experience ever at a dentist,” he said. “I work to help ease their concerns and make them as comfortable as possible, to ensure they have this positive experience.”
Prosper Oral and Facial Surgery:
- is home to the first and only board-certified oral surgeon in Prosper
- features 2600 square feet of office space with all new state-of-the-art equipment
- is proud to be a paperless office with all electronic records
- utilizes dental software that communicates electronically to best serve his patients
- is happy to file with your insurance provider
- encourages you to call now and schedule your appointment for wisdom teeth evaluation
When asked who first inspired his career choice, Dr. Ranschaert said, “My family dentist, who I considered to be one of the best dentists in the Louisville area. My life’s mission is to help people, so dentistry and oral surgery seemed to be a perfect fit. I chose to complete more training to provide greater care for my patients—not only perform extractions and place implants but repair facial injuries and deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.”
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Ranschaert completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of Louisville and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Upon graduation in 1999, he volunteered for active duty in the U.S. Army. During his military service, Dr. Ranschaert completed his residency in General Dentistry at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and a four-year surgical residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
As a decorated U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Ranschaert completed a tour of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and provided surgical treatment for U.S. military personnel, Iraqi military personnel, and civilians with extensive diseases and facial and neck injuries from explosives and gunshots. “It’s safe to say, what I see in my office doesn’t compare to the extent of treatment I provided in the battlefield,” he said.
After his service in Iraq, he returned to the United States to serve as Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. He would go on to be nationally recognized by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for his lifesaving actions during the tragedy of November 5, 2009, at Ft. Hood.
Before opening his new solo practice, Prosper Oral and Facial Surgery, Dr. Ranschaert worked at a group practice in Rockwall, Texas. Although most of Prosper Oral and Facial Surgery patients will need wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants, “on the rare occasion someone is in an accident with facial injuries or suffers facial or oral trauma during sports, I’m on call to provide surgical care as needed,” Dr. Ranschaert said.
Another reason Dr. Ranschaert was drawn to the field of oral and facial surgery is his devotion to life-long learning. “I feel it’s a responsibility all healthcare providers have to our patients,” he said. “If you reach a point where you stop with continuing education, then you’re not adequately prepared for the next patient or procedure.”
Dr. Ranschaert, his wife and young son are eager to settle in Prosper. An additional factor in this decision is the fact that it is close to her extended family. Her ancestors were settlers of early Collin County. “We like the smaller community of Prosper with a less hectic living style, rural feel, and with the convenience of a short commute to DFW,” he said.
Dr. Ranschaert’s desire for service didn’t end when he left the military; he participates in many community outreach programs, such as “Dentistry From the Heart” and “We Serve.” Since 2012, he has served as an active volunteer with the Texas Parks and Wildlife in Hunters’ Safety Education Programs for youth. He is adamant in supporting public safety personnel, veterans, and active military members.
To make an appointment with Dr. Ranschaert, call or go online today.