Our Mission

Our dental practices have gladly served the greater Cleveland and Akron territories for more than three decades. We aim to make dentistry reasonably priced with a wide scope of services for the whole family that incorporates cosmetics, implant placement, implant restoration, same-day Cerec crowns, Botox & dermal fillers, and orthodontics including Invisalign® and braces. Your first visit establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During this first visit, we gather important background information and give you an opportunity to become acquainted with our dental specialists.

381 Darrow Road
Akron, Ohio 44305

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 7am-3pm

The second and fourth Saturday of the month: 8am-1pm


Our Staff

Carlo Marino, DDS

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Carlo Marino, DDS began his undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo. In 1990, at The Ohio State University, he earned his DDS degree and met his future wife Angela, also a dentist. Following dental school, he completed his general practice residency at the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Marino has proudly been recognized 5 years in a row as the #1 Dentist by readers of Akron Beacon Journal for the annual Best of the Best award. As the owner of Dr. Marino & Associates for nearly 26 years, he feels everyone has the right to quality dental care. He has devoted his career to extensive advanced continuing education in implant placement & restoration for over 20 years and has placed in excess of 7000 dental implants. Additionally, Dr. Marino is a member of the lecture team and Advisory Board for Thommen Medical, a world leader in implant fabrication using Swiss technology. Dr. Marino and our board-certified oral surgeons offer procedures that replace “all” of the teeth in either the upper or the lower jaw using supported by 4, 5 or sometimes 6 dental implants.  Dr. Marino exclusively uses Chrome technology with Roe Dental lab, a leader in implant lab technology.  He takes pride in ensuring all of his locations have a stellar staff and practitioners to provide the same level of care he deems necessary to serve surrounding communities properly. All office locations are state of the art with digital radiography, Cone Beam scanners, and full OSHA & HIPPA compliance.

In his free time Carlo Marino, DDS enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons, Michael, Steven, and Anthony.  Michael will graduate in 2022 from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Favorite pastimes include saltwater fishing, boating, and traveling.

Alan Y. Martinez, DDS

As a dedicated student in Honduras, Dr. Alan Martinez completed his lengthy undergraduate studies and advanced to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. In 2005 Dr. Martinez completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with Honors in Perú. By 2006, he relocated to New York to accept an invitation to the prestigious Postdoctoral Program at the Eastman Institute of Oral Health at the University of Rochester. He then moved to Northeast Ohio with his family. In 2014, he underwent Fellowship training in Maxillofacial and Orthognathic Surgery at the Center for Dentofacial Deformities and Corrective Jaw Surgery in New York, NY. Dr. Martinez is a proud Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, during his career he has been a professor and an author of numerous publications in prestigious scientific journals with many research affiliations.

As a member of the team at Dr. Marino & Associates, Dr. Martinez brings a level of care, understanding and expertise to increase the specialty services available to expand treatment options to our patients.

In his spare time Dr. Martinez enjoys spending time with his wife Maidana, a physician in the Cleveland area, and their​ 2 children. When he can find the time he enjoys traveling, running, golfing and martial arts.

Jessica Gruden, DMD

Jessica Gruden, DMD is passionate about her patients and restoring their confidence through proper treatment and education regarding oral health. She is known for going above and beyond for her patients, ensuring their comfort throughout their appointments.

Jessica Gruden, DMD was born and raised in Sagamore Hills. She graduated from Western Reserve Academy (Hudson, OH) in 2009. From there she spent a year abroad in Haslemere, England at the Royal School as a part of a secondary school exchange program. In 2013, she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Hiram College, receiving a bachelor of arts in Biomedical Humanities and Biochemistry.
At Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine she graduated with the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. She has invested additional time taking advanced coursework for the placement and restoration of dental implants with Thommen Medical.

Jessica Gruden, DMD is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Akron Dental Association. Outside of dentistry, she is a member of the Alumni Association Board at WRA and a choir member of St. Barnabas Church in Northfield. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exploring the great outdoors through running, biking, hiking, and the occasional swim, or relaxing at home while cross-stitching.

Angela Marino, DDS

Angela Marino, DDS is a general dentist practicing in the Greater Cleveland-Akron area since 1991. In 2019 she was honored to be selected by her peers as a TopDentist in Cleveland Magazine and in Akron Life Magazine for 2020. Her education began at Capital University in Columbus, OH, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was admitted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She earned her dental degree at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where she met her future husband Carlo. After completion of her Dental Residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center, Angela Marino, DDS began her private practice career. The practice maintains consistent focus on keeping current with the latest technologies and innovations in the field of dentistry.

In 2015 Angela Marino, DDS took comprehensive advanced training in BOTOX, Dermal Fillers, lip augmentation & PRP Aesthetics at DentaSpa in Miami, FL. DentaSpa is the world’s leader in BOTOX® and dermal filler education exclusively for dental practitioners. Angela Marino, DDS is passionate about offering patients the benefits of injectables to create a dramatic result that can be completed in one visit. Procedures are painless, affordable and have no down time. Additionally, Angela Marino, DDS carries SkinMedica, a medical grade facial product line, at all locations to maintain your results by using take home products. Angela Marino, DDS continues to maintain her membership with International Academy of Facial Aesthetics.

Consultations are always complimentary for anyone interested in enjoying the benefits of Botox, Juvederm and Voluma, the new liquid face lift. Additional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Akron Dental Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, The Ohio State University Alumni Association & The Ohio State University Dental Alumni Society.

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Wonderful experience very friendly staff the dentist he was very nice highly recommend.
Valerie Moore
This place is wonderful! I had so much dental work done. Fillings, root canal, crowns, partials, 3 impacted wisdom teeth extractions (other extractions also), and partials! The staff is very friendly and concerned. They helped me overcome my fear of going to the dentist. I would highly recommend to anyone searching for a professional and caring dentist.
Nicole Emery
I usually hate dentist. He was totlly awsome and was one of the few dentists that would stop if I felt pain while doing corrections. I am somewhat resistant to the nbing agents used. He actually put a note in my chart so I don’t have to worry about feeling pain halfway through the procedure. Also has a great sense of humor and took the time to make me comfortable.
Skye Jarvis
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Comprehensive Dental Services for the Entire Family

From your child’s first dental exams, fillings and braces, to crowns, dental implants and dentures, our dentists welcome patients of all ages.

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