Philosophy Dr. Marion and his staff treat all patients comprehensively because of their knowledge that the mouth is a window to the rest of the body. They feel that all dentistry they provide should be at one with nature; that is, anything prosthetic that is placed in the mouth, should look as though it grew there, should function in harmony with what still exists, and should feel like it is a part of the patient.
Dr. Louis Marion received his his B.A. with honors in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania concentrating in Ancient Near East Archeology. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.). In his third year, he was awarded a National Institute of Health grant to study dental anthropology. With his research and thesis on ancient and modern dental wear, Penn awarded Dr. Marion a Masters in Science in Dental Anthropology in addition to his D.M.D.
Dr. Marion furthered his dental studies and research by attending the University of North Carolina where he received both his Masters in Oral Biology and his Certificate in Prosthodontics.
Dr. Marion currently works and resides in Philadelphia. He practices Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, he teaches at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Periodontics and at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he is an associate clinical professor and lecturer.
Office and staff Dr. Marion's office includes a state-of-the-art, in-house dental laboratory complete with a full time technician who has 38 years of experience. Working together with the office's ceramicist, they are able to help Dr. Marion produce restorations such as veneers, crowns, and dentures with unsurpassed beauty and functionality.
The office also has its own filtration system for both water and air. The systems are designed to function separately from the building and the city, so his staff can provide high quality sterilization thereby insuring a healthy environment. Rather than using municipal water, Dr. Marion uses his own supply of distilled spring water to supply each patient room.
Dr. Marion employs a veteran staff complete with a meticulous hygienist, a separate sterilization assistant, an experienced chairside assistant, and a welcoming front office staff.
Location The office is located in the 1500 Locust building at the corner of 15th and Locust Streets in the heart of center city Philadelphia.
1500 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102