Dr. Mark Ashy has always felt a special connection to his hometown in Orlando, Florida, where he first discovered his interests in math, science, and working with people. He attended Orlando West Orange High School, and with a Valencia scholarship he accomplished a pre-med undergraduate degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Florida. He earned his degree in dentistry from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
“Nutritional science has a huge connection with our health, translating who we are based on all aspects of our wellbeing. As a family dentist it helps me understand how things work in the body, and when patients come in with unusual symptoms, they can get the special attention they need.”
After opening Elite Dentistry in 2005, Dr. Ashy has enjoyed raising his family with his wife, their twin girls, and their son, the youngest in the family. As a local family dentist in Avalon Park, he enjoys bringing family values into the office, where each patient can feel welcome to come over and have a soothing, friendly experience.
“One of the things I enjoy most about what we do here, is when we see kids, and then ten, maybe twelve years later–you’ll pop that picture in front of them of their very first visit and say, ‘Hey, I remember this little guy!’”
Year after year, Dr. Ashy has had the fortune to get to see his patients change and grow. When he’s not in the office, you’ll find him spending quality time with his own growing family! He’s proud to be the neighborhood dentist you can bring your family to.
Dr. Chris Chard is originally from Maitland and Lake Mary, Florida, where he attended Lake Mary High School and graduated from the University of Florida with honors in Physics, Math, and Chemistry. After attaining the highest honors from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, he was recognised with the Pierre Fauchard Award and Phi Kappa Phi Award.
“I felt moved to pursue dentistry because I was fascinated by the human body and its physiology. I have always had a desire to help rectify diseases and the pathology associated with it. Furthermore, dentistry offered a unique aspect of artistry, detail and precision.”
Dr. Chard enjoys working with those in need, whether he’s assisting patients in the office or participating with community outreach centers such as the Good Samaritan Clinic and foreign travel for dental outreach and education.
“As a dentist, it’s fulfilling to have the opportunity to make people happy and achieve results that are above a patient’s expectations. I especially enjoy accomplishing an excellent result with complex or difficult situations.”
When a patient comes in for dental care, Dr. Chard’s goal is to provide a custom treatment plan that meets the patient’s goals and desires and is juxtaposed with achieving quality oral health. In his free time, you may find Dr. Chard spending time with his family and playing with his 6-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. He is passionate about travelling, surfing, and engaging in competitive sports such as volleyball!
We Care About Your
Here at Elite Dentistry, we want your entire family to feel taken care of. Our dynamic practice allows us to perform services in pediatric dentistry for baby teeth, to braces for teens, or dental implant restorations for adults and seniors. Our mission is to comfortably treat each member of your family all in one place, so you may all enjoy good oral health together!