About Our Doctor


Mark B. Huls, D.M.D., P.C.

Dr. Mark Huls is an accredited orthodontist. This means that he is a dental specialist who has completed an advanced post-doctoral residency, accredited by the American Dental Association, of three academic years in the specialty of orthodontics.

Dr. Huls grew up in central Illinois.  He is a busy dad to daughter, Ava.  He is also an accomplished martial arts expert and medalist.  Dr. Huls is a member of Grace Lutheran Church.  He also serves in the Illinois National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Huls is dedicated to creating outstanding smiles for his patients using the latest technology available.

Education, Credentials, Licensure & Certificates

Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

  • This certification is the only orthodontic certification recognized by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Huls has passed all three phases of the board certification process and is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics

Specialty Residency in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

  • Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Pennsylvania, Division of Advanced Dental Education
  • Lancaster Cleft Palate Center, Lancaster, PA

General Dental Residency

  • United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base

 Doctorate of Dental Medicine

  • Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL

 Bachelor of Science

  • University of Illinois Champaign - Urbana

 Certificate – Invisalign® System Training

 Affiliations & Appointments

  • U.S. Navy 1997 – 2002, Captain, Lieutenant Commander, 
  • U.S. Navy Reserves 2009 – 2014, Commander 
  • Illinois National Guard 2014 – Present, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center, Faculty, 2006 – Present
  • Parkland College, Faculty, 2006 – Present

 Organizations & Memberships

  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois Society of Orthodontists
  • Illinois State Dental Society

Recognition and Awards

  • Multiple Military Awards & Decorations
  • U.S. Air National Guard Medical Services Dentist of the Year 2016
  • Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (under Jack McVicker/Megaton Dias)
  • Black Belt in Jeet Kune Do (under Jack McVicker)
  • University of Illinois Wrestling Team Member (under Ron Clinton)
  • Urbana High School Wrestling Team Captain (under Wayne Mammem/Randy Blackman)
  • Illinois High School All-State Wrestling Team Member 
  • FILA World Submission Grappling Championship Bronze Medalist, Budapest Hungary 2014 
  • FILA World Cup Submission Championship Gold Medalist, Budapest Hungary 2014 
  • United States Military Mixed Martial Arts Champion, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, CA 2013 
  • 2X United States Pankration National Champion, Temecula, CA 2014, 2015 
  • United World Wrestling Submission Grappling Championship 5th Place, Minsk, Belarus 2016 
  • IBJJF Pan Am No-Gi Purple Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship Bronze Medalist, New York, NY 
  • Clinical Periodontology Achievement Award
  • Rural and Urban Dental Monetary Award
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists Pre-doctoral Achievement



  • Comparison of Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate from the Same Center: An Internal Audit of Surgical Results; Mark B. Huls, D.M.D., Rusty Long, D.D.S.,   M.S., PhD, Clay Vander Wall, D.D.S.