Dr. Gerald Marlin

About Dr. Gerald Marlin

Dr. Marlin received his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Boston University in Prosthodontics. His 35+ years of experience and incomparable professionalism make him a leader in the field of Prosthodontics.

Advances Technology & Holds Patents in Implant Technology

Dr. Marlin’s has not only inserted and restored over 2,500 dental implants, but he is contributing to the field of implants directly with exhaustive research and revolutionary ideas within his specialty. He has invented an implant restoration system and holds multiple pending and issued patents related to implant restoration, making his experience nothing short of exceptional.

As a part of his being in the vanguard of implant supported crown, bridge, and hybrid appliance therapy, Dr. Marlin has six United States patents and several foreign patents in this field. His latest United States patent, issued on June 14, 2016, is the first of several upcoming patents that claim an exclusive set of components and digital technique for restoring all implants, worldwide. It solves many of the problems with restoring angled and rotated implants, which is a significant industry problem. View Dr. Marlin’s Patent.

Presently, Dr. Marlin maintains a private practice limited to Dental Implants, Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry located in the Washington, DC – Bethesda area where he specializes in all areas of restorative dentistry, including implant supported crowns and bridges, full arch implants, dental crowns and bridges, dentures, cosmetic dentistry, TMJ therapy, and routine fillings. His great sense of humor, willingness to listen, and integrity are just a few of the reasons why his patients are so loyal and continue to stay with him, whether they live in the Washington Metropolitan area, or Scottsdale, Arizona, or Paris, France. By bringing together a team of dedicated individuals, including a caring staff, an in-house laboratory technician, and a group of excellent co-therapists, Dr. Marlin provides the most premium care possible through his commitment to excellence and warm disposition. This kind of quality is reflected in great looking crowns that have lasted at least 20-30 years (2-3 times the national average).  He is thankful for his loyal patients and looks forward to growing his PDWDC family with new clients pursuing brighter smiles.


  • The American College of Prosthodontics
  • The Academy of Osseointegration
  • The American Academy of Periodontology
  • The American Dental Association


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Topics of Expertise

  • A specialist (Prosthodontist) with extensive training in all phases of mouth restoration
  • Works closely with his in-house technician to achieve custom esthetics and a very precise fit
  • For over 20 straight years, voted by his peers as one of the best dentists in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best Dentist” surveys
  • Provided crowns lasting over 30 years
  • The most experienced specialists in the Washington area with implant placement and restoration (2,500 surgically inserted and restored)
  • Frequently called upon to solve difficult restorative problems (see Problem Solving Your Care)

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Marlin is committed to Prosthodontic education. He has lectured at many universities and national dental organizations on implant reconstruction, and has trained 450 technicians on how to fabricate the best implant restoration. Since 1985, he has been working with his own in-house technicians to provide dramatic aesthetic results with the finest in quality control. In addition, he has provided training programs to dentists and dental technicians for restoring implants. He developed a dental technician’s hands-on training program for restoring dental implants and is the inventor of the Octa-Hex® Implant Restoration System.

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