Dr. Marcus (Marc) Fairbanks was raised in Bellingham and graduated from Sehome High School. He attended University of Washington for both undergraduate and dental school graduating from dental school in 1978. While attending college he served in the Washington Air National Guard. After additional dental training he and his wife were pleased to return to Bellingham in 1980 to begin private practice.


Dr. Fairbanks feels so fortunate to live in such a vibrant community and to have raised a family here. Community involvement makes Bellingham a wonderful place to live. Dr. Fairbanks has been involved with Scouting, United Way, and served on the Board of the Children's museum, as well as served with "Lets Pool Together" to raise funds for building the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center. He serves presently as a board member of Interfaith Community Health Center and volunteers for numerous dental clinics and programs throughout our health community.

In addition to spending time with family, Marc enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping, and gardening.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Professional Associations

Mt. Baker District Dental Society (Past President)

Washington State Dental Association

R. L. Bruna Dental Seminar

American Dental Association

Fellow of the American College of Dentists

Affiliate Professor University of Washington School of Dentistry – Instructing Dental Students – clinic procedures