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Martins Dental Partners - Use Your Dental Benefits Before They ExpireThe end of the year is fast approaching. Have you made the most of your dental insurance benefits? 

Many flexible spending, annual deductibles, health savings and overall insurance benefits are about to renew for 2018.  Use your remaining dental benefits to maintain your oral wellness and limit your out of pocket expenses.

From cleanings to cavity fillings, or even getting started on more complicated dental work such as Dental Implants, we can help you maximize the dental care you are still eligible to receive based on your coverage. 

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Martins Dental Partners
130 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

September 22, 2017
Category: MDP
Tags: MDP  

Dr. Valerie Martins; Martins Dental Partners - Beverly, MAI have always been fascinated by people. I truly love the process of getting to know someone and their life’s story -- successes, failures and dreams for the future.

My parents and I immigrated to the United States from Kiev, Ukraine, when I was just 8 years old. Watching my parents rebuild their lives and focus their energy on my education motivated me to excel in my studies. The summer before college, I worked at a family friend's dental practice. I spent much of my time shadowing the Doctor, observing treatments and getting a sense of the practice's flow. During those two months, I was struck by the team atmosphere and camaraderie in the office—everyone genuinely enjoyed working together and helping others. I also couldn't help but notice the dentist who owned the practice loved everything about his career, from being a business owner to his ability to positively change lives. That summer experience made it clear to me, dentistry was a perfect fit.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Brandeis University, majoring in psychology while following the pre-dental track, and went on to attend dental school at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Remaining in the Boston area just felt right—especially since my then-boyfriend, now husband and business partner, lived there as well.

While at Tufts Dental School, I grew fascinated with dental surgery, and the way implants and regenerative procedures can help restore patients' health and function. I am still fascinated by the ongoing technological advancements and clinical research that makes it possible to rebuild someone’s smile and improve their quality of life. After graduating dental school, I stayed on at Tufts, completing a three-year residency in Periodontology. I've been working in private practice as a Board-Certified Periodontist since graduation in 2010.

For years, my husband Derrick and I dreamed about opening a practice together. His entrepreneurial spirit and career in Business Intelligence and Analytics made us the perfect team. Together, we wanted to reinvent dentistry by understanding and delivering what people truly wanted most when going to the dentist – a relaxing and enjoyable experience. With our combined knowledge we knew we could build a practice that offered both exceptional care and an amazing patient experience. Finally, on June 1, 2016, Martins Dental Partners opened its doors in Beverly, Massachusetts. Collaborating with Derrick—and the rest of our growing team—to launch our practice and realize our dream has been incredible.

Martins Dental Partners is a group practice located in the heart of Beverly, MA specializing in comprehensive treatment. In addition to myself, we have two General Dentist Associates who excel in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to my responsibilities as the owner of the practice, as a Board Certified Periodontist I am also able to offer many advanced services including dental surgery and implants. Collectively, my team and I are able to provide exceptional, convenient, all-inclusive care to every patient.

The mission of Martins Dental Partners is to provide every patient with an amazing experience. For us, that means that every step of the way—from visiting our website to scheduling an appointment to the visit itself —we've prioritized the patient experience.

Our modern, technologically advanced office is warm and friendly. All patients receive a tour of the office during their first appointment and patients are welcomed to listen to music or watch Netflix using noise canceling headphones during treatment. We offer a range of sedation options to make the visit as comfortable as possible for patients who may have dental anxiety.

Derrick and I have deep roots in Massachusetts: We both grew up in the state, he on the South Shore and myself on the North Shore. We chose to open Martins Dental Partners in Beverly because we enjoy the vibrant nature of the city, proximity to the coast and the opportunity to contribute to the revitalization of Cabot Street. Our logo is inspired by Beverly’s own Hospital Point Lighthouse and we continuously seek ways to engage with others in Beverly's community. Through a collaboration with SJ Art Consulting, a local installation business, we recently hosted our first “Art is Medicine” gallery night, featuring Morgan Dyer, a local artist known for her abstract pieces. We’ve also worked with Beverly’s Montserrat College of Art students to host a puppet show for the local preschool, using puppets to teach kids about nutrition and oral hygiene. Our goal is to keep things local: from the coffee we brew to the art we display, when you visit our office you can’t help to notice a number of connections to Beverly and the North Shore community. We are truly happy to call Beverly, MA home!

Dr. Valerie Martins
Martins Dental Partners
130 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 288-1946

September 09, 2017
Category: MDP
Tags: Video  

Click the image below to check out a short video in which Dr. Valerie Martins, Dr. Sukhpreet Heer and Clinical Director Jessica Cusumano share Martins Dental Partners' mission of delivering an amazing patient experience during every visit.

Why Martins Dental Partners?

Heidi Figueroa - Martins Dental Partners, Beverly MAHeidi, a Licensed Dental Assistant, joined Martins Dental Partners after four years of working in the Dental field. Heidi is excited to have found the environment she's yearned to work in, one that is team centered and cares about working together to create an amazing patient experience.  “I enjoy coming to work knowing I’m going to help someone today. I've heard many people say they hate the dentist so it brings me happiness when a patient tells me how relaxed they feel at Martins Dental Partners and thank the team and I for our great efforts”.

Heidi primarily works with the restorative dentists assisting patients from start to finish during their dental treatment. Her calm attitude and friendly personality help alleviate any anxiety patients have during their visit and maintain the team focused culture vital to Martins Dental Partners.

Heidi is family focused and tries to spend as much time as possible with her family, hanging out by the pool and taking her grandmother to her favorite stores and yard sales. She is also a dog mom to two French bulldogs, Coco and Buddha. In her spare time, Heidi enjoys listening to music, dancing, running by the beach, hiking and canoeing.

Q: If you weren't working for Martins Dental Parters, what would your dream job be?
A: If I was not working for MDP my dream job would be working as a social worker with a minor degree in behavioral health counciling.

Q: Other than MDP, what is your favorite Beverly MA location?
A: My favorite Beverly MA spots are Lynch Park and City Side Diner. In the morning I sometimes go and grab a quick, and wicked cheap breakfast at City Side Diner. I enjoy Lynch Park in the summer time because there's always some kind of event going on like lobster fest and homecoming. I also think it's awesome they still host movie nights on the lawn under the dome.

Q: Who is the most influential person in your life?
A: I can't pick a single perso - my parents and my two brothers have all influenced me in different ways. If is was not for watching my parents grow and work to better themselves everyday, and them pushing me to continue with school, I probably would not be a LDA experiencing this awesome opportunity at MDP. My younger brothers were both born with developmental disabilities and autism, and growing up I saw how hard life was for them so they are the influence in me pursuing my education in mental health and social work at SNHU.

Q: Whats the best advice you've ever received?
A: Save every penny

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the word, where would it be?
A: If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to Japan. I was just talking with a patient about an upcoming trip to Japan he has planned with his daughter. While in Japan they're taking the time to hike Mount Fuji, 6 hours up and 5 back down, to see the sunset. That is something I would love to experience!

Dr. Sukhpreet Heer, a licensed general dentist, joined Martins Dental Partners after relocating to Massachusetts from Northern California, where she practiced following dental school.

Dr. Heer knew dentistry was her calling after working in dental laboratories and shadowing dentists during college. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and comfort-levels, but particularly loves helping kids feel at ease throughout their treatment.

Dr. Heer believes in fostering a close working relationship with her patients to help develop personalized treatment plans suited to their needs and goals. She is passionate about patient-centered care and is excited to be part of a practice that values and prioritizes this approach to dentistry.

Dr. Heer lives in Lynnfield with her husband and enjoys baking, hiking and yoga in her free time.

Q: If you weren’t working for Martins Dental Partners, what would your dream job be?
A: I'd be a Baker - I have a huge sweet tooth and am always looking for ways to make some of my favorite treats a little healthier.  Lately, I’ve been working on a double chocolate zucchini bread recipe, which is still a work in progress.


Q: If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: I'd love to visit Santorini - The whitewashed villages carved into cliffs against the turquoise Aegean Sea looks absolutely beautiful.  A view like that instantly puts me in a state of tranquility.

Q: What are you currently reading?
A: Rafik Schami’s Damascus Nights - I came across this book while browsing through a used bookstore in Gloucester with my husband.  The book is an interesting read about Salim, the most famous storyteller in Damascus who loses his voice and his seven friends who help him find it.


Q: What’s your favorite inspirational quote?
A: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi


Q: Other than Martins Dental Partners, what is your favorite Beverly, MA location?
A: Half Baked - Their breakfast sandwiches are delicious!

Visit Matins Dental Partners for exceptionally relaxing General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Beverly, Massachusetts.