Dr. Mark Tinney was born in the small fishing town of Toca, Louisiana, located in St. Bernard parish. He grew up working with his family on shrimp and oyster boats, as he comes from a long line of commercial fishermen. That was where Dr. Tinney first learned the values of hard work and gained an appreciation for work ethic. He attended Brother Martin High School until 2005 when hurricane Katrina relocated his family to the Northshore. Dr. Tinney attended and graduated from St. Paul’s School in 2008.
After high school, Dr. Tinney attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he was a member of the Biology Undergraduate Society, Beta Beta Beta (the department of biology’s honor society), and Delta Omega Alpha (The department of Biology’s pre-professional society). Dr. Tinney also served as a student worker in the microbiology lab and graduated Magna Cum Laude. After graduation and before entering dental school, Dr. Tinney worked with the global dental brigades and helped provide dentistry as well as new forms of irrigation systems for the underserved people in the jungles of Panama. It was on this trip that he saw firsthand how life-changing and gratifying dentistry can be.
Dr. Tinney attended Louisiana State University School of dentistry where his passion for dentistry was born. He received the Southwest Academy Award for excellence in restorative dentistry upon his graduation. Dr. Tinney continues to expand his knowledge of dentistry alongside Dr. Berthelot by attending continuing education courses on root canal procedures, dental implant placement, maintenance, and socket grafting extraction sites.
Dr. Tinney currently lives in Metairie and is engaged to his fiancé Maddie. When he is not working, he is an avid fisherman and hunter. His other hobbies also include spending time with friends, being outside, and traveling with his fiancé.