Dr. Markle was born in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he received two separate bachelor’s degrees, one in interpersonal communications and the other in nursing. After venturing out into the business world and later the medical profession, he returned to school, attending the University of Louisiana School of Dentistry.
Upon completion of his Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he enrolled in a periodontal residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. In 1995, with his periodontal education complete, he returned to Baton Rouge to open a specialty practice in the field of periodontics and implantology.
To stay up to date with the latest advances in his field, Dr. Markle maintains memberships with the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, and the North American Society of Periodontics.
Dr. Markle has won multiple awards for academic and clinical excellence, including Phi Kappa Phi Honors, C. Edmund Kells Honor Member, Pierre Fauchard Award of Merit, American Equilibration Society Award, Certificate of Merit in Oral Diagnosis, and Outstanding Nurse Communicator. He has been an active member of the local dental society for 25 years and has served in leadership roles as President, Membership Chairman, and Board Member. Dr. Markle shared his skills and talents by teaching in the graduate Department of Periodontics at LSU’s School of Dentistry for more than a decade. He has hosted and taught numerous continuing education seminars and study clubs both in Baton Rouge and other communities.
As a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather of five, Dr. Markle finds time to enjoy many hobbies and interests outside of the field of dentistry. Among his favorite after-hours activities are jogging, photography, computer science, ham radio, and Tiger football. He is an avid scuba diver and motorcycle enthusiast who teaches diving and motorcycle safety to his students.