age: 40 | Dentist/Owner | Pleasant Grove Family Dentistry
Caring and compassionate, Dr. Torin Marracino strives to provide a relaxed and friendly environment while taking care of his patients. Their oral health is important to him because beautiful smiles are a result of receiving optimal dental care. “It is so fun to get to know my patients. They all become more like family to me and my team at Pleasant Grove Family Dentistry. Going to the dentist really can be fun!” Torin describes. “It is my passion to help others. I love my job, and I am blessed to go to work and truly enjoy what I do.”
To stay up-to-date on new dental techniques, Torin takes hundreds of hours of continuing education courses each year. Most recently, he earned fellowship status with the International Dental Implant Association, an honor in which he is very proud.
Best piece of advice:
“SON, DO NOT WORK YOUR LIFE AWAY. PUT UP FOR RETIREMENT BUT BE SURE TO ENJOY LIFE, BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING.” —ROY SIMS, TORIN’S GRANDFATHER
Marrying the love of his life, Michaelyn, ranks on the top of Torin’s personal accomplishments. Hunting, traveling, old muscle cars, hanging out with friends skiing and being in the mountains are some of Torin’s favorite activities when he is looking for some rest and relaxation.
Torin plays an active part in Texas Mission of Mercy. This dental clinic travels around the state providing free basic dental care to people with limited resources. He explains, “I host the pre- screening for Texarkana at my office where we take X-rays and do exams, and then I provide services, among other local dentists, at the clinic which is held at Texas High School. This takes place every three years. This past year, we saw over 400 people in two days. It is so rewarding to help those who are less fortunate. They are so appreciative, and it is the least I can do to give back to our great community!
Name something about you that very few people know:
“I took a bowling class in college, and I’m actually still pretty good at it!”