I love orthodontics because it changes lives. Words cannot describe how wonderful it feels to create a beautiful and healthy smile for someone that had previously avoided smiling because of embarrassment. Witnessing a patient’s newfound self-confidence and incredible joy when they first see their new smile, is rewarding and humbling. To be able to bring such a transformation to a person’s life, to make a positive change that will last for a lifetime, is what orthodontics is all about.
My father, who was a dentist for more than 40 years, gave me some very good advice as I was starting my career. He said, “Don’t make patients out of your friends; make friends out of your patients.” He was right. I genuinely enjoy getting to know my patients and becoming their friend as much as their orthodontist. I look forward to their visits as a time to catch up on their latest news, share a few stories, and laugh at their jokes. No wonder I look forward to coming into the practice each morning!
I am truly blessed to have a profession where I can help people.
My Education and Commitment to Furthering My Knowledge
I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of California at San Francisco and completed my orthodontic specialty certificate and Master of Science there, as well. Since graduation, I have actively pursued continuing education courses at every opportunity.
Oral healthcare is an ever-evolving field, with new technologies being developed and honed, and new treatment methodologies being established. It is my responsibility as an orthodontist to stay on the leading edge of this knowledge, in order to provide my patients with the strongest, most proven treatment options. They deserve nothing less.
I have been a certified Invisalign® provider for more than 10 years now. During that time, Invisalign has evolved and I am excited about the role that the treatment will continue to play in orthodontia. I have made Invisalign a focus of my continuing education, and spent hundreds of hours in courses all over the country, to refine my technical skills.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
Outside of Work
I’m a proud Sacramento native and have called Rocklin my home since 2001. My wife Robyn and I were high school sweethearts and we’ve been married for more than 20 years. We have six children: five sons and a daughter. Most of my leisure time is spent being a dad. I attend a lot of sporting events and musicals in which my children participate. I also enjoy the outdoors, and when I can combine being outside and time with my family, I am happiest.
My mother was an avid gardener and passed that passion along to me. I find tending to plants to be very relaxing and I love to create wonderful dishes with what I grow.
"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!!!"