Dr. Nicholas L. Marino D.D.S.

Nicholas L. Marino, DDS & Bradley D. Lance, DDS

A note from Dr. Marino:

For the last 32 years, it has been my honor to be your dentist. After practicing dentistry and serving our community, I will be retiring from my practice as of June 30th, 2022. I will be transitioning my role as your dentist to Dr. Brad Lance. 


After a long and careful search, I have carefully evaluated a number of candidates whom I believe possess the highest qualifications and are extremely well skilled in all phases of dentistry. The decision to transfer ownership to Dr. Brad comes with confidence that these established traditions will remain. In the current times, it is tough to remain a family owned private practice. I made it my commitment to you that I find a dentist that is determined to keep it this way, not sell out to a chain and serve you and our community for decades to come. The two of us working together will enhance the services available at your dental office.

Nicholas Marino D.D.S.
Nicholas L. Marino, DDS graduated in 1990 from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry and opened his own practice in Festus after graduation. He enjoys being a Dentist and helping his patient’s with their oral healthcare. A healthy smile leads to a healthy body! Dr. Marino is a member of the American Dental Association and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. His office supports the Jefferson County Rescue Mission, Give Kids a Smile and the Donated Dental Services Program by donating their time and services for those in need. Dr. Marino also enjoy being active in the Festus community by being a member of the Mineral Area Dental Study Club, the Festus/Crystal City Rotary Club and the Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce.
Bradley D. Lance, DDS

Dr. Brad Lance is excited and honored to carry on the traditions and practices that Dr. Marino started 32 years ago. In 2022, Dr. Marino decided to take a step back from dentistry and selected Dr. Brad to take over his practice and continue to serve the Festus community. He understands the deep relationships and confidence that patients have had with Dr. Marino and he is ready to earn your trust as your new dentist.


Dr. Brad grew up in Oakville and is a graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry in 2019. He has been at a private practice in St. Charles since graduation and also practiced part time at the Farmington and Potosi Correctional Centers. Dr. Brad is passionate about dentistry and providing the best care for his patients. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and approaches patient care in a caring and compassionate manner. He brings with him the ability to provide the same services that Dr. Marino was able to provide for you. 


On a personal note, is married to his wife Casey and they are expecting their first child in December of 2022. In his free time, Dr. Brad enjoys working around the house and staying active.