Meet Dr. Farina

Meet Dr. Farina

Dr. Mark Farina

Your smile is my business. It’s what I do every day and why I chose to become an orthodontist more than 20 years ago. It’s why I love what I do. To date, I’ve treated more than 10,000 smiles, from children as young as six to adults as wise as 82, and many teens in between. Whether I am caring for a patient in the office or donating my time to a child in the community, it’s the same feeling. There’s no greater joy for me than to see a happy, healthy smile I helped come true.


    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Boston College
    • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    • Post-Graduate Orthodontic Training, New York University
    • Advanced Training in integrated diagnosis and treatment of TMJ
    • Served on Research teams at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania finding new and better ways to solve orthodontic problems
    • Participate in Continuing Education to stay up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs and most effective innovations in the industry
    • Each year attend more than 80 hours of professional seminars to bring the most advanced diagnosis, treatment, and technology to patients

Dr Farina


  • Honored by peers as one of the top ten orthodontists in the Tampa area
  • Board Certified with the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society
  • The Roth-Williams International Society of Orthodontists
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • West Coast Dental Association
  • Hillsborough County Dental Society
  • Hillsborough County Dental Research Clinic
  • The Pankey Institute
  • Spear Study Group


  • Pioneered 3D imaging to create precise, predictable treatment plans
  • Considers patients like family
  • Originally from New England
  • Lived in Tampa since 1994
  • Married to his wife, Lissette, for 24 years
  • Have two sons, Stefano and Sergio
  • Loves all sports, the beach, fishing, and traveling abroad
  • Believes in giving back to the community! Including providing mouth guards for local sports teams and sponsoring numerous causes that support education, encourage leadership and save lives.