Every morning I wake, grateful for the opportunity to be a positive influence in the lives of others. While some of my 12-year-old patients may not be too excited to hear they need braces, the big smile and sense of accomplishment that both they and I feel at the end of treatment makes this a dream job.
It is incredible that I am able to improve the quality of life of other people. A healthy, functional, and good-looking smile is something everyone should have. Not only is their body healthier, but their self-esteem increases so much, and they are more confident in their interactions with others. You see an ease about them, as they smile and laugh more readily, and are more willing engage with people.
While most of my patients are younger, and they bring an amazing energy to our office, I enjoy working with our older patients, too. Adults who’ve always wanted a beautiful smile but weren’t sure that they wanted people to know that they were undergoing orthodontics are now able to straighten their teeth without anyone else knowing what’s happening, thanks to “invisible” treatment processes.
Education and My Commitment to Continuing Education
My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was received at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF). I then attended the University of Maryland, where I was awarded my orthodontic specialty certificate and Master of Science.
Continuing education is essential to my being able to provide my patients with the widest selection of proven orthodontic treatment options. I can often be found “on vacation” at a continuing education course, fine-tuning my skills in Early Interceptive Phase I braces, Invisalign®, or complex adult cases involving multiple specialties. Not only do I love learning the latest techniques from the best in our profession, but I love teaching. Both Dr. Alexander and I are certified continuing education providers.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
My Home Life
I grew up in a small farming town in northern Montana, where my father is the town dentist. I started making orthodontic appliances in his office when I was 11! Our community was very small and my high school graduating class had 18 students; we played six-man football.
Now I live in Rocklin with my wife Audrey and three daughters, Claire, Maddie, and Emie. I love living in Placer Country, right next to the mountains and yet close to the ocean, too. I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, and camping, but as a father, I especially enjoy spending time with my family.
"The best orthodontics partnership in Rocklin. I've personally met all the staff and in-house technicians. Their dedication and attention to detail is of the highest caliber. Both Dr. Martin and Dr. Alexander are really friendly and take a personal interest in each patient. I highly recommend them."
"Really nice staff. Dr. Martin took his time to explained the treatment for my 10-year-old son, his office made us feel very comfortable. He's very easy going, professional, and caring. His staff is courteous and friendly. The office environment is very positive, they make it fun by having raffles, games in the lobby, TV, plenty of reading material, and at our last visit they had gourmet cookies."
"New options now for braces that make things less conspicuous while wearing braces. Things have changed from when I was a kid! I'm feeling really good about where my son is going, and how he's going to look at the end of this process. I highly recommend this office!!!"