Dr. Mark L. Cannon, D.D.S.M.S.
Professor - Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Dentistry Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Attending Physician, Ann and Robert Lurie Children's Hospital
Dr. Mark L. Cannon is a native of the mid-west, born and raised in Nebraska. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska, and then attended Northwestern University for his Masters of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital and received his Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
After completing his hospital residency and obtaining his Masters in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Cannon was asked to stay as a Faculty member of Northwestern University Dental School. He has kept up his teaching and is now a Professor of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology- Division of Dentistry and is the Research Coordinator for the Pediatric Dental Program at the Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Cannon has been very involved in research for many years, developing many new products and techniques for dentistry and obtaining patents.
He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Dentistry for Children, and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to maintaining a large private practice in the suburbs of Chicago, he has lectured at many national and international meetings, often as the keynote speaker. He has presented to a large number of state and local dental societies. Dr. Cannon is a guest lecturer at Sao Paulista State University, UNESP, in Aracatuba, Brazil, and at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
He has had presentations to the following organizations; I.A.D.R./A.A.D.R., the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, Academy of Dental Materials, World Congress of Biological Materials, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Dental Association of Asia, Australasian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, World Congress of Preventive Dentistry, Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Mexican Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Mark Cannon has been assisting in establishing Autism Spectrum Disorder research at Northwestern University as part of the Kilee Patchell Evans Autism Research Group, directed by Dr. Derrick MacFabe. Dr. Cannon works with the Special Infectious Disease Laboratory at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, concentrating on the effects of polyols on the microbiome, especially the specific changes in the gut microbiome that occurs in A.S.D.
Please click here to learn more about the current KPEARG research. The polyol effects on microbiome research has been presented at the following meetings; IADR, AADR, AAPD, IAPD, AAOSH and the Xcel seminars.
Dr. Cannon is the senior partner and founder of Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove, starting the practice in 1981. The practice is thrilled to have so many second generation patients!
Dr. Cannon is very involved with his family, with three boys and two girls. The two oldest boys, Ryan and Christopher, are both US Army officers, and he is very proud of their service to our country. Ryan was a Captain, assigned to the famous 101st Airborne, “Screaming Eagles”, and has served two overseas tours, including a tour stationed at F.O.B. Wolverine, Afghanistan. Ryan is now an Air Dispatch Controller living in St. Louis, MO. Middle son Christopher graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and is stationed out of Fort Drum, New York with the 10th Mountain Division. He is a 2nd Lieutenant and aviator, flying Blackhawks and assigned to the 10th Air Calvary, and just returned from a tour in Afghanistan. Christopher is married to Amanda Glasgow. His older daughter, Andrea, graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a degree in Psychology. She now works in Minneapolis, MN and is married to Jim Thomson, who is attending the Law School of the University of Minnesota. His youngest daughter, Michelle, is a senior at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, majoring in International Marketing and youngest son Keith is attending college at New York University.
Dr. Cannon enjoys music, especially live; having had lessons in many different instruments and really enjoys attending professional sporting events with his colleagues. He also works on restoring classic vehicles always enjoying items of historical interest. Dr. Cannon fancies himself a good cook, especially barbeque, serving up famously smoked ribs. He also is quite a do-it-your-selfer, having spent so much time doing everything while working his own way through all those years in school.
Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove
Grove Medical Center, 4160 RFD
Robert Parker Coffin Rd and Rte 83, Suite 308
Long Grove, IL 60047
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