Dr. Mark Degen profiled on Smiles for Survivors Video 2013

Dr. Mark Degen is the exclusive Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon helping cancer survivors through the Smiles for Survivors Foundation. This video profiles the foundation, its patients and attending healthcare professionals who donate their time and skill to help make this world a better place one patient at a time.

Find out more by clicking here: Smiles For Survivors.

Dr. Mark Degen on The Morning Blend on KTNV ABC Channel 13 in Las Vegas

Dr. Mark Degen was interviewed by Dao Vu and Shawn Tempesta on The Morning Blend show on Channel 13 KTNV ABC Las Vegas regarding the Smiles for Survivors Foundation. It aired on October 4, 2013.

Mark Degen, DDS, MD interviewed by KLAS-TV LAs Vegas Channel 8 with Paula Francis

Dr. Mark Degen interviewed by Paula Francis for KLAS-TV Las Vegas Channel 8 News NOW regarding his involvement with the Smiles for Survivors Foundation. It aired on February 8, 2013 during the 6pm evening news.

Mark Degen, DDS, MD interviewed by KTNV Channel 13

Dr. Mark Degen was interviewed by Beth Fisher for KTNV Channel 13 regarding his involvement with the Smiles for Survivors Foundation. The piece aired on November 30, 2012 in Las Vegas during the 6pm Action News.

Dr. Mark Degen Featured on the Radio on KLAV 1230AM Las Vegas

Dr. Mark Degen was the featured guest on Mary Kajoyan’s radio show on KLAV 1230 AM in Las Vegas this past Friday. In this show he discusses his background and what services he offers to his patients. You can listen to the entire show by clicking here.

The Doctor WHO Cares!

As I prepared to walk into what appeared to be your basic office building, anxiety and trepidation over the thought of having surgery, fought to overwhelm me. Reigning in my senses, I proceed to walk into the building at 4730 South Fort Apache Road off Tropicana and the 215. I ride the elevator to the 3rd floor and walk into Suite 390. There is a plaque on the door inscribed Dr. Degen, Red Rock Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre, I am in the right place.  As I walk through the door I quickly realize this isn’t your ordinary Oral Surgery office that’s clinical, intimidating and unfriendly. I take a deep breath and I feel better. The view is spectacular and I am in New Orleans’ French quarter with brick walls, famous street signs and wrought iron doors.  This is where Dr. Degen was accepted into the prestigious six year combined M.D./Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.  He earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree and completed his surgical residency in 2003 before relocating to Las Vegas and bringing a bit of the “Big Easy” with him.

Mark I. Degen, D.D.S., M.D. is a native New Yorker who grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the Yeshivah of Flatbush in 1989 and continued his education at New York University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Psychology in 1993. Dr. Degen then graduated with honors from the New York University College of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 1997, but the Dr. Degen I met folded all that education and know-how into a southern-genteel approach. His quick wit puts his patients at ease.  The additional six years of schooling after attending dental school is where he earned his M.D. degree and received significant surgical training in the treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving the mouth, the jaws and the face.  Wow, a doctor with brains and personality.  19 year old Nick Bembenek had the pleasure of having all four of his wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Degen.  “Dr. D is the bomb! I was up and attending my brother’s award ceremony 8 hours later; no one could believe I had just had surgery.  I told them it was because I went to the best.”

Dr. Degen has been providing outstanding patient care to Las Vegas since 2003. He demonstrates great skill and proficiency in removing impacted wisdom teeth, placing dental implants under IV anesthesia and performing cosmetic enhancement procedures, including microdermabrasion, Botox  and the use of dermal fillers such as Juvederm. “We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Dr. Degen. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC (www.aaahc.org), an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.” Not all ambulatory health care organizations, including dental and other oral & maxillofacial surgery offices, seek accreditation and not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation, distinguishing Dr. Degen’s office from many other outpatient facilities.  To ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care Dr. Degen keeps up with the latest information, advanced medical and surgical techniques and employs the latest technologies to make every visit efficient and convenient for patients.

Dr. Degen is a very personable and skilled practitioner. He has a deep respect for his patients and their concerns, to which he listens carefully. Dr. Degen then applies his medical, dental and surgical education along with his years of experience to tailor an appropriate and suitable treatment plan that is intended to result in the best possible outcome for each patient.

“Delivering outstanding oral and maxillofacial surgery to the community and exceeding patients’ expectations is my primary goal.  What I enjoy most about my day is spending time getting to know my patients” says Dr. Degen earnestly.  “I’m taking care of great people and they’re sending me their great family and friends”.  He and his wife chose Las Vegas as their home, the place where they would raise their children, who attend Adelson. Dr. Degen and his wife are also members of Temple Sinai. Giving back to the community is extremely important, which is the reason Dr. Degen donates a portion of his time to provide oral surgery to breast cancer survivors through a local foundation and participates in programs offering patient incentives were a portion of the proceeds are donated to charity.  You may also find Dr. Degen ballroom dancing with his wife or playing the guitar and rocking out!

Their state of the art office, with breathtaking views of historic Red Rock Canyon will take care of your needs. To learn more, please go to www.redrockomsc.com or call the office at (702) 253-9090.


This article was printed in the Las Vegas Israelite, June 2012

Red Rock Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centre Achieves Accreditation

All of us at Red Rock Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre are pleased to announce that we have recently been accredited for three years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). In celebration of this achievement we are offering extremely valuable specials that are delineated further down on this page, or click HERE to view them.

This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our office. Pursuing accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to your patients, and the same high level of quality in our business practices. Achieving accreditation by AAAHC is proof that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally-recognized third party, making our office unique in that we are one of only a small handful of oral and maxillofacial surgery offices in Las Vegas that have sought and received accreditation. In addition, we have met the State of Nevada Board of Health’s high standards for infection control and they have certified our office as an outpatient ambulatory surgical facility.

We are proud to have met the challenge of accreditation, and intend to consistently uphold the principles of quality improvement in patient care in the future.

Being accredited means that this organization has undergone a rigorous professional scrutiny by highly qualified AAAHC professionals and found to provide quality care. By entrusting us with your patients you have made an excellent choice.

AAAHC accreditation means this organization:

  • Was visited by experienced AAAHC heath care professionals
  • Was measured against nationally recognized standards of care
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to maintaing patient safety
  • Is dedicated to protecting your patients privacy
  • Meets all federal, state and local laws as well as AAAHC Standards for the care it provides.

To celebrate this milestone and to help patients obtain the dental care they need and deserve, Red Rock Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre will be running the following specials* from now until July 31, 2012 (*for non-insured patients and new treatment plans only)

Complimentary consult included.

1. Dental implants $1299 each (does not include final abutment, crown, sedation** or possible bonegraft,)

**Sedation is FREE with two or more implants.

2. Extraction of all four wisdom teeth with IV sedation for $999

3. IV Sedation is FREE with three or more extractions (Non-wisdom teeth)

Patients must have their procedure prior to the expiration date of July 31st in order to receive the above mentioned specials.  Cannot be combined with insurance benefits or any other discounts. Patient must be a candidate for outpatient intravenous sedation and surgery based on the patient’s health as determined by Dr. Degen.

Why choose our office? Unlike most Dental or other Oral Surgery offices, Red Rock Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Centre has been inspected and passed quality and compliance criteria by the Nevada State Board of Health and has been accredited by a national accreditation organization, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), to ensure you have a safe and comfortable experience in our office.

Mark I. Degen D.D.S., M.D.

Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery