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John Martin Dental & Associates

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What Can I Expect on My First Visit?

During your first visit to Martin Dental & Associates, Dr. Martin will discuss your diet and oral health history, take x-rays of your teeth, and perform an examination to get an idea of your oral health.

After the exam, Dr. Martin will provide a customized dental cleaning based on your oral health. During this, he might fill cavities that were found, administer a fluoride treatment, or recommend a treatment plan for existing oral health issues such as gingivitis, periodontal disease, or oral sleep apnea.

While twice a year cleanings from Dr. Martin are important, it's essential to do at-home care to supplement these cleanings, ward off cavities, and limit buildup. During your first visit with Dr. Martin, he'll give you personalized advice for your at-home routine and answer any questions or concerns that you might have.

For more information on our dental care services, or to schedule a first visit with Dr. Martin, call (314) 739-1222 (Maryland Heights Location), (573) 764-2425 (Gerald Location), or contact Martin Dental & Associates today.

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Meet the Dentists

Dr. Martin is a native of the St. Louis area. As a child he attended Rossman School and St. Louis Country Day School. He attended Lutheran Medical School for Nursing and became an R.N. After that, he worked as an RN in the ER while attending the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology in 1986. Dr. Martin attended the University of Kansas City, where he earned his D.D.S. degree in dentistry in 1990. He founded his practice in St. Louis shortly thereafter.

Dr. Martin is currently the dentist on staff at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital, providing free dental services for the children they serve. Also, he visits Price Memorial in Eureka, MO, providing dental services to the residents in the home. Dr. Martin and his wife, Martha, have a son, Alex. They also share their home with three cats; Max, Charlie and Lucy.

Dr. Martin’s hobbies include playing ice hockey, snow skiing, photography, SCUBA diving and boating.

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