40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

MARK BROOMHEAD

  • Munster, Indiana
  • Compton and Broomhead Dental Center

Age:

40

Name of Practice:

Compton and Broomhead Dental Center

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

B.S. in finance, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry


WHY HE WAS NOMINATED:

The Chicago native is trained in Botox treatment by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to help his patients with TMJ and TMD relief. In addition, Dr. Broomhead owns and operates a dental implant center, where he places over 75 implants per week. He is also trained and certified in sedation dentistry. His practice includes a division he operates called Dental Home Health (DHH) — a program that provides at-home care to patients who lack the means or ability to go to an office. He’s also a member of Team Fox for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research, and participates in an annual back-to-school event in which he personally provides more than 500 area children ages 4 to 13 free dental care, including exams and fluoride treatments.

SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:

“In June 2016, I participated in the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. The competition consisted of swimming 1.5 miles across the San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz Island to the Golden Gate Bridge, biking 18 miles through the hilly streets of San Francisco and running another eight miles. I was the No. 1 fundraiser for the foundation for this race.”