Dr. Markel is a native of Towson, growing up on York Road. He is a graduate of Towson High School and the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry, class of 1978.
He practiced for 23 years on York Road with his father, Dr. John E. Markel. In 1999, he sold his practice to enter the ministry, graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2002. He served churches in Virginia, Northeast Philadelphia, and Churchville, Maryland for over 10 years, practicing dentistry part-time during that time.
He is delighted to be returning to full-time practice in beautiful Millersville, Maryland!
Dr. Markel is a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Anne Arundel County Dental Society, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, and the Holistic Dental Association.
Dr. Markel enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. He treats young folks and grownups alike with his gentle, relaxed chairside
manner. He has a special interest in orthodontics, Invisalign treatment, and craniofacial orthopedics.
He has four children, John, a pastor in Bristol, Virginia; Jennifer, a resource professional in Richmond; Heather, a labor and delivery nurse at a birth center right here in Arnold; and Molly, who works as a full-time mom.
Dr. Markel enjoys barbershop quartet singing, gardening, and sports (he’s an avid Orioles and Ravens fan). He also likes to dabble in graphic design and still has the itch to drive airplanes.