Dr. Marcus believes that giving back to the community is critical to being a professional.
The Lotus House has become the focus of the Infinity Dental Team philanthropy initiative. In February of 2019, the #spreadthelove campaign was begun. Throughout the month of February, three prongs of service are provided to the women and children of the Lotus House.
1. Donation of clothing, shoes, and baby items are collected then delivered to the Lotus House residents.
2. Fundraising for monetary donations from others in the community.
3. 2-5 “Smile Makeover” sessions that Dr. Marcus and her team complete in her office at no charge to the Lotus House residents.
Giving back to our community is something Dr. Marcus has done beginning in elementary school and is something she plans to continue throughout her life.
She was appointed Director of the Board for the Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation and served in many capacities in the foundation from its launch in 2008 through 2017. The foundation is a non-profit which raises funds to help patients financially while they are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Dr. Marcus enjoys engaging with her local community’s youngest members as well. She participates in Career Day presentations at various elementary schools in the area. Most currently, she presented at the Tooth Fairy Oral Health Care Presentation at Coconut Grove Elementary School.
Dr. Marcus is a member and active participant in several prestigious professional organizations. She was nominated for 2016-2018 as a Delegate for the South Florida District Dental Association to the Florida Dental Association House of Delegates as well as a Delegate of the Florida Dental Association to the American Dental Association. In 2018, she was selected to be Alternate Trustee to the Board of Trustees of the Florida Dental Association. Other organizations Dr. Marcus is involved with are the American Academy of Clear Aligners, Elite Invisalign Study Club, the South Florida District Dental Association, the Greater Miami Dental Society, International Team for Implantology (ITI), Seattle Study Club, Spear Education, as well as many other local study clubs.
One of the most rewarding of the study clubs is the one she co-founded, KNOW, Killer Network of Outstanding Women in Dentistry. KNOW was organized to develop a tight-knit group of women dental practice owners where ideas can be shared, a “Lean In” inspired idea. The group helps each other in many aspects of balancing career, practice ownership, dentist/entrepreneur and family.
Dr. Marcus stays involved with all aspects of dentistry by frequently attending seminars for continuing education at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Learning is a lifelong endeavor and staying current with cutting edge technology, materials, and procedures in dentistry are critical to her and her practice.