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Mark H. Blankenship, D.M.D. Dr. Blankenship has been serving the Athens area with quality and professional dental care for over 20 years. Dr. Blankenship graduated from Cedar Shoals High School in 1978, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia in 1982, and received his dental degree (DMD) in 1986 from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Blankenship is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association and the Clarke County Dental Society. He has continued training in new and current dental techniques and technology by attending numerous continuing education courses. Dr. Blankenship is certified in soft tissue laser surgery, CEREC (computer designed porcelain restorations) and Lumineer smile makeovers. Dr. Blankenship and his experienced, friendly team are committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive dental care for families of all ages in a caring, comfortable environment. We are here to create beautiful smiles, restore dental function and educate patients on how to maintain their dental health for their entire lives. In addition to dentistry, Dr. Blankenship enjoys his family, golf, music, travel and photography.
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Dr. Blankenship's Rating
6 Ratings with 2 Reviews
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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1020 Hawthorne Ave, Athens, GA, 30606
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Athena Dental Associates
1020 Hawthorne Ave
Athens, GA, 30606
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"excellent experience at Dr. Blankenship's office today"
  • June 12, 2023
"I went to this dentist while having tooth pain. I left another practice for receiving poor dental work. Dr Blankenship was referred by a friend, who recommended him highly. I agree! The dental assistant warmly greeted me, and the dentist was very knowledgeable about my teeth. He did a lot of work and my teeth looked so much better after just one visit. I def recommend this dentist!"
  • September 10, 2021


1020 Hawthorne Ave
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients


This dentist accepts the following plans. This may include dental insurance as well as dental savings plans, an affordable alternative to dental insurance. With a dental savings plan, members can save 10-60% at the dentist. Click here to learn more.
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Ameritas PPO
  • Principal Dental PPO
  • MetLife PDP
  • United Concordia Advantage Plus PPO
  • Dental Network of America DPPO
  • CIGNA Radius Network
  • United Concordia Alliance
  • CIGNA Total DPPO
  • Metlife PDP Plus
  • Assurant Dental Network
  • Cigna DPPO Advantage
  • Lincoln Financial DentalConnect
  • Sun Life Dental Network
  • United Concordia Advantage Plus 20
  • United Concordia Elite Plus
  • Cigna Dental Radius Network
  • Sun Life Assurant Dental Network