Mark R. Van Buskirk, DDS, P.C.

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Dr. Mark Van Buskirk, a Crown Point, IN dentist, who’s leading Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC, isn’t afraid of hard work. The Hammond, IN native, got a grant to attend Wabash College, where he majored in biology and also competed on the school’s wrestling team. He painted houses and apartments while attending Indiana University School of Dentistry prior to his graduation in 1982. After receiving his DDS, he worked as an associate for nine years with local dentist Dr. J. Robert Mayden before taking over the practice. His practice is now named Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC which is located in Crown Point, IN, is one of the top-notch dental offices in the area. He’s been doing a lot of dental services including General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, and more.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time under the hoods and behind the wheels of vintage cars, especially Ford hot rods. He is especially proud of a 1932 Ford roadster that he took numerous prestigious auto shows, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It was named one of the world’s most important 1932 Fords on the 75th anniversary of the iconic automobile, which is often called the “Deuce.”

Dr. Mark Van Buskirk, a Crown Point, IN dentist, also participated in touring events such as the Colorado Grand and the California Mille. Some of his favorite experiences racing his vintage cars include competing in a reenactment of the famous Cannonball Run from New York City to Dana Point, CA, and racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and El Mirage Dry Lakes in California.

In addition to restoring cars, he likes to research them and find out their history. Kathy, his wife since 1991, shares his love of vintage cars. His wedding gift to her was a white MGB roadster. Dr. Mark Van Buskirk, a Crown Point, IN dentist from Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC, and Kathy live on a “hobby farm” with several horses, rescued cats and dogs, and one rabbit.

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There are a lot of reasons why and how Dr. Mark Van Buskirk became a dentist. It started because his grandfather was also a dentist. He saw things about what a dentist was doing. And he liked it because of the gadgets and tools that his grandfather was using way back then. He likes technology and that was one of the factors that made him think to be a dentist. It's like doing what he really wanted to do since he was still young. Know more about Dr. Mark Van Buskirk by visiting our website: You may also reach us at (219) 641-3422 to set an appointment with us today! Add and Follow us on: Facebook: Twitter: Subscribe to Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC's YouTube Channel to watch more videos!