Dr. Mark Crane grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California in the small town of Visalia. He completed his undergraduate work, attaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996 from Brigham Young University. He attended UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2000. In July of 2000, he began his post-graduate residency in orthodontics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Crane completed his training in conjunction with receiving a Master of Science degree in June of 2002.
Dr. Crane’s careful selection of universities and residency training provided him with extensive knowledge of the latest technology in orthodontic procedures. Such techniques include digital imaging, digital diagnosis, as well as treatment planning, growth, and surgical predictions. In addition to his clinical accomplishments, Dr. Crane is also fluent in Portuguese.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This board certification is a designation held by only 30% of orthodontists. He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Colorado Dental Association and the Invisalign® Study Club. He serves on the University of Colorado Health Cleft Palate Team. Dr. Crane was selected as a 5280 Top Dentist 2008-2017.
Dr. Crane married Cosette Renee Doxey in 1994. They have six children. In search of the perfect place to practice orthodontics, the Cranes fell in love with the Fort Collins community. The Crane family enjoys outdoor activities and the natural setting of the community. In his free time, Dr. Crane likes golfing, playing basketball, mountain biking, and skiing. Dr. Crane and his family enjoy traveling for pleasure as well as service. Every two years he travels to Guatemala to do dental work.