Mark T. Makela, DDS

General Dentistry Dr. Mark Makela was born and raised in Northern Michigan, graduating from the University of Michigan with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree in 1988.

He believes in staying on the cutting edge of technology, and has continued his education with extensive training in all areas of dentistry, including extensive advanced training in Esthetic Dentistry, Implants, and is a certified Invisalign provider. He is also an active member of the Michigan Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Known in the area as β€œThe Comprehensive Dental E

Operating as usual


[03/19/21]   Happy Friday everyone! Remember to give us a call to schedule your next dental hygiene appointment. Hope to hear from you soon and enjoy your weekend :)


Get out and enjoy the warmer weather! Have a great weekend :)

Get out and enjoy the warmer weather! Have a great weekend :)


The birds have been busy out the office window! One of our more frequent guest, is the Black-capped Chickadee. The chickadee is a year around bird that is a "name sayer." Its call sounds like it's saying "Chick-a-dedede, Chick-a-dedede." They also make a "Pea-body" call. Next time you're at the office, keep your eyes open for this little guy :)

The birds have been busy out the office window! One of our more frequent guest, is the Black-capped Chickadee. The chickadee is a year around bird that is a "name sayer." Its call sounds like it's saying "Chick-a-dedede, Chick-a-dedede." They also make a "Pea-body" call. Next time you're at the office, keep your eyes open for this little guy :)


58 million pounds of chocolate is consumed on this day!

[07/07/20]   Exciting news! Our dental family is expecting one new member! As many of you know, our dental assistant is expecting a baby boy in August. With this being said, our office is looking for a new member to join our team so she can enjoy her little one. We are looking for a receptionist/dental assistant. If interested, please message our office manager, Camille, through our business page.


There are big smiles under these masks because... WE ARE BACK OPEN, and get to see our patients again!!
Dr. Makela and staff would like to thank everyone for their understanding and loyalty during the past few months. During our re-opening there will be some changes in our schedule, check-in procedures, and personal protective equipment (like demonstrated in our staff photo taken today). We are doing our best to make sure that appointments missed the past few months are re-scheduled as soon as possible. Our scheduling team would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding as we work our way back to regular office hours. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, do not hesitate to give our office a call.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!!


Good Morning! Due to continued recommendations from the ADA, MDA, and Governor Whitmer in regards to the coronavirus, our office will remain closed until at least the end of April. We apologize if our office has not been able to reach you during this time, as we are trying to keep our employees at home and safe. Please reach out at 231-347-2511 to reschedule your appointments or to report a dental emergency. We will do our best to address any dental/scheduling concerns that you may have.
In the meantime, we are trying to stay as up to date as possible with new health and PPE guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients once we return back to practice. We will continue to update you if our closure date extends.
Thank you all for being respectful and understanding of our situation during this hard time. At this time, we would like to thank all of our essential workers for keeping everyone afloat- you are all miracle workers! We sincerely hope that everyone in our dental family has been safe and healthy. Best wishes to all. 03/18/2020

ADA recommending dentists postpone elective procedures

Due to recent recommendations from the MDA and the ADA, our office has decided to temporarily close until March 31st. If you had an appointment scheduled during this time, please call our office at 231-347-2511 to reschedule your appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause to your schedule, but would like to assure you that we are closing to keep our patients as safe as possible! If you have a dental emergency, please call our office as we will have front office staff checking in during this time. We look forward to seeing everyone once we return to our regular office hours. In the meantime, please stay safe! The ADA is recommending that dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures in response to the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, across the country.

[03/12/20]   With all of the recent news of closings due to coronavirus, we would like to ensure you that Dr. Makela and staff are going to continue seeing patients under our normal office hours. However, if you are feeling ill or have traveled outside of the country in the past 2 weeks, please consider giving our office a call at 231-347-2511 to reschedule.
As always, we will continue to take proper sanitary measures to ensure that our office is as clean and as safe for our patients as possible! If there are any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out. We hope that everyone continues to stay healthy and smile bright 😁


Start the New Year out right by getting your teeth cleaned!
Call to schedule an appointment at 231-347-2511! 🦷


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Dr. Mark Makela & Team! πŸŽ„πŸŽ

We will be open on 12/23, 12/27, 12/30 & 01/03 at normal business hours through the holiday season!


Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We will reopen the office Monday December 2nd at normal business hours!


Mark T. Makela, DDS's cover photo


Just a little tooth humor on this cold Thursday morning! 🦷🦷


Happy Halloween! Make sure to brush those teeth after enjoying your sweet treats! You don't want to be haunted by CAVITIES this Halloween!



As we reach the end of 2019, things start to reset. Your insurance benefits being one of them. Any unused insurance benefits will be reset come 2020. Utilize those last few dollars before they are gone! Call and schedule any needed work before 2020 comes around!


Happy Fall Y'all! 🦷🍁


Have you heard the news about Care Credit?! Sign up now for an interest free Care Credit card to help with those costly dental expenses and claim your free Phillips Sonicare toothbrush!

[08/30/19]   Wishing everyone a safe and fun filled Labor Day weekend. We will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday September 3rd!


Mark T. Makela, DDS's cover photo


Introducing the future Dr. Makela! Join us in wishing Megan a safe and successful school year this year as she makes her endeavors through dental school!


Summers winding down and school will be starting before you know it! Make sure your kids return to school with a bright, healthy smile! Call and schedule a cleaning appointment before its to late! 08/22/2019

New 5 Star Review Been going here for a couple of years and I’ve never had a bad experience. Very helpful with referrals. Today I had a cleaning and needed to get a panoramic X-ray of my wisdom teeth that desperately need to be removed. My insurance didn’t cover that X-ray so they didn’t charge me because they ... 06/19/2019

New 5 Star Review Have been using their service for several years, a very pleasant and professional team. Keep up the good work, AND GO BLUE!!!


Taking care of business with Mark Makela

[12/31/18]   Happy New Year 🎊 from Dr Makela and Staff

[12/24/18]   Dr Makela and Staff wish all a very Merry Christmas 🎁 πŸŽ„


Dr Makela and Team diligently working and reviewing safety training 07/31/2018

Mark T. Makela, DDS | Dentists at 2454 M-119 - Petoskey MI

Excellent review by Julie Solowy

Everyone was very friendly and professional. 248 reviews of Mark T. Makela, DDS from Petoskey, MI Everyone was very friendly and professional.


Wishing all of our patients a happy and safe New Year!
We look forward to seeing you all next year!


#Unstuck #TeamMakela


Wishing our favorite Dentist a very Happy Birthday!





2454 M 119
Petoskey, MI

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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