Meet Mark A. SchlaM, DMD
Oral Surgeon in Tacoma & Puyallup, WA
Dr. Schlam was born and raised in New England. He grew up in Lexington, MA and completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University where he majored in History of Science and History of Medicine. At Yale he was a 4-year letterman on the varsity lacrosse team. During his undergraduate training, Dr. Schlam gained his EMT certification and valuable experience managing emergency situations.
Dr. Schlam obtained his doctorate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Army. In dental school he served as an academic tutor to his peers, teaching assistant in Oral Surgery, and BLS instructor. At Tufts, Dr. Schlam also pursued his passions of medicine and surgery and was honored with the H. Chris Doku Award, Distinguished Professor Scholarship for Oral Surgery, and the The Robert E. O’Neil, D51, Prize in Oral Surgery. Dr. Schlam was selected to participate on a mission trip, where he traveled to rural regions of the Dominican Republic and provided surgical services to the local communities.
After dental school, Dr. Schlam became an active duty Army officer, and completed a 4-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, NC. Dr. Schlam trained extensively in facial reconstruction and dental implant therapy, anesthesia, orthognathic surgery, cosmetic surgery, and trauma. He has special interest in full arch rehabilitation and enjoys working closely with his prosthodontic and restorative colleagues.
Dr. Schlam places patient safety and comfort as his top priorities and strives to ensure a positive experience for all surgical patients.
In his free time, Dr. Schlam enjoys exploring the PNW with his wife and two young children, and finding new places to mountain bike, surf, and race triathlons.