Harrison Mackler, DMD, MS


About Me


Periodontist Dr. Harrison Mackler graduated cum laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he was the only dental student in the country to receive a prestigious one-year Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship to study at the Forsyth Institute. Among other honors there, he received the American Association of Periodontology Student Award for Achievement in Periodontology. He has researched aspects of bone and dental tissue engineering at King’s College London Dental Institute, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

He relocated to Chicago to graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago Advanced Specialty Program in Periodontics. There, he became experienced in all aspects of periodontal procedures including implants (from single-tooth to full-jaw, including “All-on-4”), bone grafts, root coverage grafting, and gum disease treatments.

Dr. Mackler currently resides in Chicago and lectures internationally as faculty with the International Academy of Dental Implantology. When he is not probing in our offices, you may find him traveling or stand-up paddle boarding on Lake Michigan.

Treatments Offered by Dr. Mackler:


Lincoln Park Dental Specialists

1960 Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 327-3131

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Orland Park Dental Specialists

9535 W. 144th Place
2nd floor
Orland Park, IL 60462

(708) 460-6900

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  • 2012-2015 University of Illinois At Chicago School of Dentistry, Chicago IL, Master of Arts in Oral Sciences, May 2015; Specialty Certification in Periodontics, May 2015
  • 2007-2012 Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), cum laude with honors in research, May 2012; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship, 2009-2010; Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society; Clinical Externship: Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program
  • 2003-2007 Clark University, Worcester MA, Bachelor of Arts, Summa cum laude with highest honors in Biology, May 2007; Phi Beta Kappa, junior year election; Minor in Chemistry and Spanish; Thesis: Initial Biological Evaluation of a Novel Hydroxyapatite Scaffold for Bone Tissue Engineering
  • 2006 King’s College London Dental Institute, London UK; Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, London Internship Programme, January – May 2006; Thesis: Physical Properties and Biocompatibility of Pre-heated Dental Composites

Professional Associations

  • 2015 – Diplomate, International Academy of Oral Implantology

Awards And Honors

  • 2015 – Diplomate, International Academy of Oral Implantology
  • 2014 – Resident Research Competition Finalist; Midwest Society of Periodontists
  • 2013 – Clark University ClarkNews Magazine “30 Under 30”
  • 2012 – American Association of Periodontology Dental Student Award for Achievement in Periodontology
  • 2012 – Quintessence Award for Research Achievement
  • 2011 – Student Clinician Research Program Travel Grant; ADA/DENTSPLY
  • 2011 – Student Research Conference Travel Grant; ADA Foundation/Johnson & Johnson
  • 2011 – Student Research Grant; Academy of Prosthodontics
  • 2011 – First Prize Photo Contest Entry; Stemcell Technologies
  • 2011 – First Prize Poster Presentation; Yankee Dental Congress and American Academy of Dental Sciences
  • 2010 – Student Research Fellowship; American Association of Dental Research
  • 2010 – Hatton Award Finalist; American Association of Dental Research
  • 2009 – First Prize Poster Presentation; International Association of Biological and Medical Research
  • 2009 – 2010 – Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship
  • 2009 -Boylan Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Organized Dentistry; Massachusetts Dental Society
  • 2008 – Summer Research Fellowship; Harvard Medical School
  • 2006 -Steinbrecher Fellowship for Undergraduate Research; Clark University
  • 2006 – Comer Memorial Fellowship for Biological Research; Clark University Biology Department
  • 2006 – Dolan Award for Outstanding Service to Clark University; Clark University Alumni Association
  • 2003 – 2007 - Presidential Scholarship and Summer Research Fellowship; Clark University


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