Dr. Mark Buettner is originally from Saskatchewan, where he obtained his undergraduate qualification for entrance into the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 1966. On graduating from that Faculty with his D.M.D. degree in 1970, he received 7 awards and the Xi Psi Phi Gold Key for the highest standing in all four years of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Buettner established a practice on the northern coast of British Columbia, before eventually returning to Manitoba where he established a private practice in the Tuxedo Shopping Centre, where he remains with the Tuxedo Dental Group.
When writing his Canadian Board Exams, he also wrote his American Board Exams, and he is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and an affiliate member of the American Dental Association. From 1975 to present, Dr. Buettner has served as President of the Manitoba Dental Association. He has also instructed in Dentistry at the University of Manitoba on an ongoing part-time basis for 43 years. Dr. Buettner was honoured to be selected as an examiner by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada for many years, as well as the Licentiate Dental Examining Board in Manitoba.
Dr. Buettner has been appointed as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and was invited to become a member of The Pierre Fauchard Academy, a worldwide organization dedicated to aiding the less fortunate around the world with dental health. Dr. Buettner is well-respected by colleagues and his patients for his thorough and conservative approach to Dentistry. His patients also appreciate his keen sense of humour.
Dr. Buettner and his wife, Joy, have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. For relaxation, he fills his free time with photography, golf, fishing, hiking and traveling.