Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics • Fellow, American College of Prosthodontists
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3510 Fannin Street w Beaumont, TX 77701 w Phone: (409) 835-5300
Serving Southeast Texas & Southwest Louisiana

American Dental AssociationAmerican Academy of Maxillofacial ProstheticsAmercian Board of Prosthodontics

American Dental Association

American College of Prosthodontists

Amercan Academy of
Maxillofacial Prosthetics

American Board of Prosthodontics

About Dr. Pigno

Dr. Mark Pigno

Dr. Pigno is a Board Certified Prosthodontist. He earned his dental degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1989 where he subsequently completed a Residency in Prosthodontics in 1991.

He completed a Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1992. 

From 1993-2004 Dr. Pigno served on the faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as a full-time faculty member and Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Tertiary Care Center before entering private practice.

He is a consultant staff member at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. His scholarly accomplishments include several scientific and clinical papers published in peer reviewed professional journals.
Dr. Pigno is a native of Lake Charles with roots in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.
He is married with four children.


Licensure & Certifications:


Listed in Guide to America’s Top Dentists published by Consumers’ Research Council of America 2000-2013 (Selection process used a point value system based on years of experience, continuing education, ADA recognized dental specialties, and affiliations with professional dental associations.)


Listed in topDentists an organization dedicated to the identification and listing of the best dentists and specialists in the country as chosen by the dental profession. (2012-2013)


Listed in TEXAS MONTHLY Magazine as one of Texas' Super Dentists 2008-2010


Selected as a Biographee in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1st - 4th Editions (1997-2001)


Published Papers:


Appleton RS, Nummikoski PV, Pigno MA, Cronin RJ, Chung KH.  A radiographic assessment of progressive loading on bone around single osseointegrated implants in the posterior maxilla.  Clin Oral Implants Res 2005;16(2):161-7


Pigno MA, Funk JJ.  Prosthetic management of a total glossectomy defect following free flap reconstruction in an edentulous patient: A clinical report.  J Prosthet Dent 2003;89:119-22


Pigno MA.  Conventional prosthetic rehabilitation following free flap reconstruction of a maxillectomy defect: A clinical report.  J Prosthet Dent 2001;86:578-81


Pigno MA, Funk JJ. Augmentation of obturator retention by extension into the nasal aperture: A clinical report.  J Prosthet Dent 2001;85:349-51


Pigno MA, Hatch JP, Rodrigues-Garcia RCM, Sakai S, Rugh JD.  Severity, distribution, and correlates of occlusal tooth wear in a sample of Mexican-American and European-American adults.  Rivista Internazionale Di Odontoiatria Protesica 2001;14:65-70 (Int J Prosthodont republished in Italian)


Pigno MA, Hatch JP, Rodrigues-Garcia RCM, Sakai S, Rugh JD.  Severity, distribution, and correlates of occlusal tooth wear in a sample of Mexican-American and European-American adults.  Int J Prosthodont 2001;14:65-70


Pigno MA, Funk JJ.  Prevention of tongue biting with a removable oral device: A clinical report.  J Prosthet Dent 2000;83:508-10


Pigno MA, Blackman RB, Cronin RJ, and Cavazos E.  Prosthodontic management of ectodermal dysplasia: A review of the literature.  J Prosthet Dent 1996;76:541-5


Pigno MA and Finger IM: A method of repairing occlusally worn or broken-down complete arch fixed implant prostheses.  J Prosthet Dent 1994;72:204-9


Pigno MA, Goldschmidt MC, and Lemon JC: The efficacy of antifungal agents incorporated into a facial prosthetic silicone elastomer.  J Prosthet Dent 1994;71: 295-300


Published Abstracts:


Pigno MA.  Conventional prosthetic management of maxillary defects: challenges and solutions.  Proceedings of the Joint Symposium of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and International Congress of Maxillofacial Prosthetics 2000;(130):180.


Pigno MA, Hatch JP, Rodriguez-Garcia RCM, Rugh JD.  An epidemiological study of tooth wear.  Proceedings of the Pan-American Congress ‘99-Aging in the Americas: Frontiers of Care, Policy, and Research 1999;(P103):53.


Appleton RS, Nummikoski PV, Pigno MA, Bell FA, and Cronin RJ.  Peri-implant bone changes in response to progressive osseous loading.  J Dent Res 1997;76(3191):412


Pigno MA, Sakai S, Rugh JD, Clark G, and Norling B.  Calibration and reliability of a custom bilateral bite force apparatus.  J Dent Res 1995;74(402):62


Mark A Pigno DDS - Board Certified Prosthodontist - Providing Dentures, Dental Implants, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Dentistry for Beaumont TX, Port Arthur, Nederland, Port Neches, Groves, Lumberton, Sour Lake, Silsbee, Vidor, Orange, Sulphur, Lake Charles LA & surrounding areas of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

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