Dr. Mary Pentel

Meet Dr. Pentel

Dr. Mary Pentel is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon in Jacksonville, FL who specializes in cosmetic and medical skin care. She is the founder and owner of Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center and was featured in Jacksonville Magazine 2019 as one of the top dermatologists in the region. Over the years, she has treated thousands of patients and is well known among them for her vibrant energy, charming humor, and passion for dermatology. She attributes her great success to her commitment to listening and understanding her patients' needs so that she can provide the best and most appropriate care possible. 

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Pentel strives to exceed her patients' expectations in general, cosmetic, and medical dermatology. She is highly trained and skilled in a variety of laser technologies and procedures in addition to cosmetic injectables. She is also known for performing minor dermatological surgeries to remove skin cancer, moles, and skin lesions. She offers comprehensive consultations and enjoys combining aesthetic care with proven science to achieve natural, radiant results. Dr. Pentel has been selected by Galderma to train other professionals in the art of injectables. 

Education and Training

Dr. Pentel completed her undergraduate and graduate education at Pennsylvania State University at the top of her class with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing medical school, she served her dermatology residency at Brown University in Providence, RI, where she also served as chief resident. 

Professional Memberships

Dr. Pentel is honored to be a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American Society for MOHS Surgery (ASMS)
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
  • American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASMLS)
  • Jacksonville Dermatological Society

Humanitarian and Volunteer Work

Dr. Pentel is very active in her community and serves in many local organizations, including civic and educational boards. She has also created and held multiple fundraising events, including Purses With A Purpose (www.pursewithapurpose.org) to benefit the abused women of Hubbard House and the Smart Kids Program to raise awareness for skin cancer in children. Dr. Pentel also founded Hope for a Better Life, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of adults and children in North East Florida.


"The clear choice for Jax and surrounding areas. Dr. Pentel's team was extremely professional and helpful from the first phone call to the series of treatments.  I had a few other consults at other places in town and Southside Dermatology and Laser Center was the clear choice.  Their pricing is transparent and there was no pressure during the consultation.    I had good results from the suggested treatment.  I would recommend to friends and family."



"Dr. Pentel and the staff at Southside Dermatology are very knowledgeable.  I have seen Dr. Pentel, her PA and various other assistants during treatment and all took plenty of time to make sure I was comfortable and understood my options and procedures.  Everyone has been professional, friendly and respectful.  Highly recommend."



"I've been seeing Dr. Pentel for injectable fillers since 2016. Dr. Pentel and her staff are always so friendly and welcoming. The professionalism and expertise of the staff and herself are exactly what I was looking for regarding cosmetic services. After every procedure, Dr. Pentel reminds me that she wants me to be happy with the results and asks that I call if I encounter any problems. I've seen reviews complaining of costs, but don't expect to pay very cheap prices and be happy with the results. The costs of procedures at this facility are priced very competitively. I'm only 24 and had never gotten injectable fillers before seeing Dr. Pentel. She was the first doctor that I allowed to perform injectable fillers on my lips and cheeks and she will be the only doctor that I see for cosmetic procedures for a very long time."



"I have been a patient of Dr. Mary Pentel for about 10 years. During this time she has performed many procedures for me. She not only is great in terms of her specialty, she always makes me feel as though I am part of her family when it comes to the special care she has given to me. I have referred many friends to Southside Dermatology and will continue to do so. Every one of them is well pleased with the attention and treatment they have received. I am very happy to have the opportunity to write this review and express how very pleased my experience has been with this outstanding Doctor. All of the staff at Southside Dermatology have always been very polite and respectful. Do not hesitate to place your confidence in Southside Dermatology."



"Dr. Pentel does an excellent job. My skin looks so much smoother and younger! I have been visiting the Spa and Laser Center for more than two years. I appreciate the helpful staff and Dr. Pentel's knowledge and professionalism."



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