Timothy O. March, D.D.S.
For as long as he can remember, Tim March wanted to be a dentist. And now, with more than twenty years at his Upper Arlington dental practice, the 1977 Upper Arlington High School graduate marvels as he sees how his dream continues to be fulfilled. With a major expansion and office relocation occurring in 2005, March Dentistry has come a long way from its humble beginnings to become one of the largest dental practices in Upper Arlington.
Tim March grew up just a stone’s throw from Upper Arlington’s Hastings Middle School (then a Junior High) with visions of becoming a dentist or doing his other lifelong passion, coaching basketball. The coaching has come through years of volunteering to coach basketball, baseball and golf for his and his wife Nancy’s three boys (Jason, Brian, and Nathan). The dentistry has been another constant in his life for the past twenty years. “I’ve always liked the idea of helping people and of having total control of the quality of work I put forth,” Dr. March said. “I feel so blessed to be in a profession that I truly love.”
Dr. Timothy March was born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey while his father was in the military but moved to Columbus at a very early age. Growing up in Upper Arlington and graduating from UAHS in 1977, Dr. March then graduated from The Ohio State University in 1981 with a degree in Zoology. After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1985, March set out to establish himself in the dental profession including the establishment of a mobile dental practice out of St. Ann’s Hospital with Dr. Tom Ryan where they served home-bound and nursing home patients. Dr. March worked as an associate for a couple different practices before meeting Dr. Fred Hall, a long-time Arlington dentist. Hall had been practicing in UA since 1950 and in the March practice’s previous Tremont Rd. “five points intersection” location since 1967. Hall brought March on as an associate in 1987 and handed over the practice completely to March in 1989. March inherited the small but stable practice with goals of growing through staff additions, increasing practice efficiencies and marketing through the word of mouth of satisfied patients.
With the goal of finding a larger space as close as possible to their current Tremont Rd. location that would allow for technology upgrades and additional services, March found his opportunity in 2005 when he moved his practice into his current 3100 sq. foot office at 1580 Fishinger Rd. The most noticeable change in the new facility is all of the high tech equipment that is available to March and his staff. March has long embraced technological advances in the dental field, obtaining the latest in equipment and regularly taking continuing education classes to become trained in new procedures. He’s been accredited in Invisalign, which is a technology that uses a series of clear removable aligners to help straighten teeth without requiring the heavy metal brackets associated with traditional orthodontics. He also has been performing Cerec restoration procedures since 2004 for patients who need crowns, inlays or veneers. The Cerec process uses a machine to take a digital image of a damaged tooth, which allows March to digitally rebuild the tooth before performing the actual restoration. He uses the Cerec machine to create the replacement tooth with a tooth-colored strong ceramic material.
One of the technology innovations at Dr. March’s office is the Digital Panorex X-ray machine that takes a digital X-ray as it travels in a semi-circle around the patient’s head. The Digital Panorex greatly reduces radiation exposure from the X-ray. March also has use of a small intraoral camera that allows him to easily take digital photographs of the inside of the mouth with the images instantly appearing on a computer screen. This allows March to explain procedures to patients as they view the image of their teeth on screen and also allows for color matching of replacement teeth. Dr. March’s office also features a central nitrous system and wireless communication throughout the office.
“It’s our goal to be on the cutting edge for our patients,” explains March. “We are really in the Golden Age of dentistry right now because of all the breakthroughs in technology. Things change daily and it’s important to keep up on the latest through continuing education and attendance at professional seminars.”
Dr. March has been featured many times on WCMH-TV Channel 4 in Columbus for his work with muscular dystrophy patients.
Dr. March resides in Upper Arlington with his wife Nancy. He is an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, enjoys playing men’s softball and golf and is an active member of the Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
The Ohio State University, B.S. 1981
The Ohio State University, D.D.S. 1985
Miami Valley Hospital IV Sedation Residency 2007
Midwest Implant Institute Fellow 2008
American Dental Association
Ohio Dental Association
Columbus Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
Charter Member of the Central Ohio Interdisciplinary Study Club
Academy of Contemporary Dentistry
American Society of Dental Anestheology
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Fellow in the Midwest Implant Institute