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Toledo Dentist, Dentist in Toledo, OH


Matthew R Lark, DDS, MAGD

General Dentistry, Implants,Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain

Matthew R. Lark D.D.S., M.A.G.D.

Matthew R. Lark DDS, MAGD, FICD, FACD


Dr. Matthew Lark is a 1981 graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry and has practiced general dentistry in Toledo, Ohio for the past 30 years with an emphasis on Temporomandibular Disorders, Orofacial Pain and Implantology.

Dr Lark's Qualifications Include:

  • Fellow and Past- President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • Past- President of the Toledo Dental Society, a division of the American Dental Association
  • Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Department of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain in 1994
  • Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Master in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Clinical Instructor at the Kois Center in Seattle , Washington
  • Associate Instructor at the Ickert Teaching Centre for Implantology, Langely, British Columbia www.ickertteachingcentre.com/
  • Numerous Publications in Dental Journals and Professional Speaking Engagments at State , Local, and National Dental Scientific Meetings
  • Fellowship in the American and International College of Dentists
  • Director of American Equilbration Society
  • 2017 President Elect of the Toledo Dental Society
  • Chairman of the Toledo Dental Society Opioid Awareness Task Force


He and his wife of 28 years, Brigid Murphy- Lark, reside in Sylvania, Ohio and have two daughters who are graduates of The Ohio State University and The University of Cincinnati.



Dr. Earnest Bach Award 2010:

Dr. Lark was honored by his peers with the Dr. Earnest Bach award for outstanding contributions to Dentistry and Service to the Community. The award was established in 1966 to honor Dr. Earnest Bach, who was a leader in Dentistry from the Toledo Dental Society. Dr. Lark, a past president of the Toledo Dental Society, is the 20th Toledo Dentist to receive this prestigious award.


Master in the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Lark has accomplished advanced certification as a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry,( MAGD,) an award coveted and revered by all General dentists. http://www.agd.org/education/magd/about/



Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain

Dr. Lark earned his Board Certification in the American Board of Orofacial Pain in 1994 http://www.abop.net/ and is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and has been elected President of this prestigious organization for 2009. http://www.aaop.org/. The American Board of Orofacial Pain is NOT a recognized specialty by the American Dental Association or the Ohio State Dental Board, however The Committee on Dental Accreditation is currently in the process of certifying orofacial pain graduate programs through the ADA which is stages of the process to develop certification as a recognized specialty.



Dr. Lark was bestowed with a Fellowship in the American College of Dentists http://acd.org/ and the International College of Dentists http://www.icd.org/.

Implant Dentistry Certificate Temple School of Dentistry

Dr. Lark has earned his Implant Surgery Certificate from Temple University and the Misch Implant Institute and has been awarded Fellowship status in the International congress of Oral Implantology. http://www.icoi.org/


 Orofacial Pain Certificate Rutgers University

Dr. Lark has earned his Orogacial Pain certificate from Rutgers Univeristy focusing on neurbiology, neurovascular problems, neuropathic headaches, neuroglia problems, temporomandibular disorders, sleep and breathing disorders, snoring, and psychological pain management.


Dr. Lark is a Clinical Instructor at the prestigious Kois Center for Advanced Dental Education in Seattle, Washington. The Kois Center is a didactic and clinical program with the latest advances in esthetics, implant, and restorative dentistry. http://www.Koiscenter.com



Dr. Lark is an Associate Instructor at the Ickert Teaching Centre in Langely, British Columbia. The Ickert Centre teaches Predictable Solutions to Implant and Restorative Dentistry to Dentists from around the World.


Dr. Lark is an avid golfer, an amateur rock guitarist, enjoys long distance bicycle riding, is a film and art enthiusiast, and is a WWI and WWII history buff. He has a keen interest in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and has incorporated this genre into the design of the facility, seen below.