Dr. Mack Coker

Houston Periodontist

Dr. Mack E. Coker, DDS, MS

Mack Elbert Coker was born in Houston, Texas, to Anne Hassetine Colemen Coker and Mack Coker. After completing his work at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, he entered The University of Texas at Austin in 1959. In September 1962, he entered the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from that institution in June 1966. In 1966, he was also selected for the senior award in anesthesiology, and placed second in the National Student Achievement Award from the American Society of Dentistry for Children.

Upon graduation, Mack Elbert Coker was awarded and served a one year rotating internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital (Balboa) in San Diego, Calif., from July 1966 to June 1967. He was then assigned to the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, until July 1969. A portion of that tour was served at the Naval Hospital on the U.S.S. Repose in Vietnam. He then served at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., from August 1969 to July 1970.

After leaving active duty as Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy in July 1970, he entered the Graduate School of the University of Texas – Dental Branch at Houston. In May 1972, he received a Master of Science Degree, with a major of Biomedical Science, and a certificate in periodontics. In June 1972, he entered the private practice of periodontics, and is still practicing with the intent of staying in this practice. For several years, he held a part-time position as Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, in the department of periodontics.

In 1981, he was awarded Diplomate Status of the American Board of Periodontology.

Professional Organizations

  • The American Dental Association
    • Delegate to Health Care Conference, 1995
  • The Texas Dental Association
    • Chairman of Dental Care Council
    • TDA Representative to the House of Delegates
  • The Greater Houston Dental Society
    • Secretary/Treasurer
    • Second Vice President
    • Legislative Action Committee
  • The American Academy of Periodontology
  • The American Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Association for Dental Research
  • The Southwest Society of Periodontists
    • President, 1991-92
    • Treasurer
  • University of Texas Alumni Association
    • President
    • Organizational Chairman of Fundraising
    • Distinguished University Chair
  • International College of Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
    • Numerous lectures given at various dental society meetings on guided tissue regeneration, implants and periodontics
    • Numerous implant seminars for the general dentists on the restoration of implants

Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts Clubs of America
    • Sam Houston Council, Polaris District, Troop #1323
    • Assistant Scout Master
    • Wood Badge
    • Troop Committee Chairman
  • Willowbrook Rotary Club
    • Director of Community Service
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Shots Across Texas
    • Ambassador Program
    • Director of International Relations
    • Rotarian of the Year
  • Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
  • Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce
    • Houston Livestock Show & RodeoLife Member

Professional Membership