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Who is Mark Crabtree?

Husband & Father
Mark and Rebecca were married in 1986. Rebecca works at the
Martinsville/Henry County SPCA. Their daughter Sarah was born in
1989, and Virginia was born in 1996.
Sarah attends Wake Forest University.
Other family members include: Deacon (the dog); Kitty Boy & Hey Kitty,
(the cats); Scafidi, Lindsey & Bubbles (the fish) and Waffle and Smoothie (the turtles). The Crabtrees are
active members of First United Methodist Church.

Devoted Public Servant
In 1994, Mark was elected to Martinsville City Council and in 1996
became Vice-Mayor of Martinsville. Also in 1994, Governor George Allen
appointed him to the Virginia Board of Dentistry and the Virginia Board of Health Professions..
In 1998, Mark was elected Mayor of Martinsville. Governor Jim Gilmore
in 1998 appointed Mark to the Longwood College Board of Visitors.

 During the 2001-02 Academic Year, he served as Rector of Longwood.


Dedicated Business & Civic Leader
As President of the Chamber of Commerce, Mark worked for the
betterment of Martinsville by helping to develop our comprehensive
Visitors' & Newcomers' Guide, helping start our Business Trade Shows
(Business '92), and encouraging the formation of School & Business
Partnerships. He began the Terrific Kids Program in the City Schools as
a member of the Martinsville Kiwanis Club. Dr. Crabtree is a successful
dentist, and his office is located on Starling Avenue in the City of Martinsville.

Mark Crabtree was born in Welch, W.Va. After his father's death, his mother, sister and he moved to Collinsville, VA.

In 1977, Mark graduated with honors from Fieldale-Collinsville High School. He then went to Wake Forest University,

where he received a bachelors degree in 1981. Today, he serves on the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest. After graduation,

 he attended the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He returned to Martinsville to practice dentistry in 1985. Ten years later,  

Dr. Crabtree achieved fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.  Mark Crabtree has volunteered in many civic groups from

Piedmont Arts  to the United Way. He was a founding Director of the Partnership for Progress and on the Board of Directors

of the Gateway Streetscape Foundation.  Currently, Dr. Crabtree practices General Dentistry in private practice and is President of the

Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation, which provides dental care to needy citizens through its Dental Education and

Safetynet Center.  He is a Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and a Board Member of the

Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research (VIPER).    He is past president of the Patrick Henry Dental Society, the

Piedmont Dental Society and the Virginia Dental Association.  He serves as an ADA delegate.  Dr. Crabtree has previously served

the Commonwealth of Virginia as a member and past president of the Virginia Board of Dentistry and as a former member of

the Virginia Board of Health Professions.  He is a member of the American Association of Dental Examiners and serves as a

Southern Regional Testing Agency Examiner.    Dr. Crabtree has been involved in higher education and has served on the Boards of Visitors of

 Wake Forest University and Longwood University, where he served as Rector as well as being a Commissioner for the Commission on Colleges

of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).   As an involved member of his community, Dr. Crabtree is a past President of

the Martinsville/Henry County Chamber of Commerce, past member of City Council and the former Mayor of Martinsville, Virginia.  He has

served on numerous local Boards and Commissions including the Governors Commission on Government Finance Reform for the 21st Century

 and the Joint Subcommittee of the Virginia General Assembly Studying Availability of Dental Hygienists.  Dr. Crabtree has been awarded

Fellowships by the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of General Dentistry, the

International College of Dentists, the Virginia Dental Association as well as being recognized as an Outstanding Young Virginian by the

Virginia Jaycees.   This past Spring, he was recognized as the Virginia Exchange Club’s Outstanding Virginian for his roll is

establishing a low income dental clinic in Martinsville, Virginia.  He and his wife, Rebecca, live in Martinsville, with their daughters

Virginia who is in the sixth grade and Sarah who is a Freshman at Wake Forest University. He is active in the dental profession and was

honored by his colleagues by being named a Fellow of the Virginia Dental Association and a Fellow of the

International College of Dentists. In 1988, the Virginia Jaycees selected him as an Outstanding Young Virginian.



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