Meet Our Team
Martins Dental Partners was founded by Dr. Valerie Martins and her husband Derrick. Dr. Martins, along with a stellar team of General Dentists, Specialists & Hygienists, provide unparalleled patient treatment and care. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign braces, periodontics, gum disease and sedation dentistry. Direct and honest communication regarding exams, diagnosis and treatment options provide the foundation for personalized Lifetime Treatment Plans (LTP) and a collaborative approach to long-term Wellness.
Our Team loves to come to our Beverly Dental Office every day. We are excited to partner and collaborate with our patients and feel satisfaction in seeing them achieve their long term Wellness goals.
The team at Martins Dental Partners maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Please read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Valerie Martins
Dr. Valerie Martins, a Board Certified Periodontist, founded Martins Dental Partners to bring her dream of a full-service dental practice focused on delivering an unparalleled patient experience to life. Dr. Martins discovered her love of Dentistry as a teenager while working in the dental office of a family friend, where she was fascinated by the close relationships between dentists, staff, and patients. Today, creating close relationships with her team and patients is the foundation of Martins Dental Partners philosophy. “I believe that a positive dental experience for most patients starts with building trust and a good rapport with their doctor, starting at the first appointment.” Dr. Martins says.
During each of your visits, you can expect to be treated with respect and kindness; Dr. Martins is dedicated to making each appointment as calm and stress-free as possible. She will take her time to listen, understand, and explore your unique concerns and conditions. Questions are always encouraged as part of the conversation. Dr. Martins’ ability to clearly discuss your dental health and treatment options will enable you to make confident, informed decisions about your oral health.
Dr. Martins specializes in dental implants, gum disease & tooth extractions (including wisdom teeth). In addition to periodontal treatments to improve gum and bone health, Dr. Martins also provides options for single, multiple, or full-mouth tooth replacement using dental implants.
Dr. Martins and her husband Derrick have two children, Lauren and Andrew. In her free time, Dr. Martins enjoys spending time with her family on the Cape, attending concerts and sporting events, and traveling.
Education and Dental Certifications
- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: Doctor of Dental Medicine, Certificate of Advanced Education in Periodontology
- Brandeis University: BA in Psychology, Minor in Economics
- Board Certified by the American Academy of Periodontology
- Massachusetts Society of Periodontology
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontology
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- How Martins Dental Partners Was Born
Dr. Sukhpreet Heer
Dr. Sukhpreet Heer, a licensed general dentist, joined Martins Dental Partners after relocating to Massachusetts from Northern California, where she practiced following dental school. 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 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.
Dr. Heer lives in Lynnfield with her husband and enjoys baking, hiking and yoga in her free time.
Education and Dental Certifications
- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: Doctor of Dental Medicine
- University of California, Davis: BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Corey Collins
Dr. Collins is a dually board certified anesthesiologist with additional training in pediatric anesthesiology. He received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and was president of his graduating class.
Dr. Collins, a veteran of the military, went on to specialize in anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. He teaches at Harvard Medical School and is a recipient of multiple teaching awards.
Dr. Collins currently lives in Reading with his wife Cristina and their three daughters.
Education and Certifications
- Dual ABA Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology
- Expert in Numerous Techniques for Adult and Pediatric Sedation
- Harvard Medical School trained and former Clinical Faculty member
- Author, Speaker, and Educator on Sedation
Jessica joined our team with over 15 years of dental experience on the North Shore. As our Clinical Director Jessica specializes in patient management, ensuring patients of all ages feel relaxed, comfortable and confident they are receiving the best care possible. She supports each patient through their entire experience at Martins Dental Partners, including chair side as the dental assistant, and then as the liaison for follow up care.
Jessica leverages her many years of experience and expertise to support Dr. Martins' vision of providing an amazing experience for every patient. Jessica has received certifications in Comprehensive Neuromuscular Training, Conscious Sedation, Cerec 3D: Mastering Aesthetics, Cerec integration, Invisalign and Dynamic Team Concepts. She is also a MA licensed dental assistant.
When she's not working, Jessica spends time with her husband Anthony and their three kids Bethanie, Kaydin and Nolan. They enjoy traveling, hiking, camping and beaching. Their kids are involved in various sports so you can often find Jessica at GHS cheering on her daughter Bethanie, at Dorothy Talbot rink watching her daughter Kaydin play hockey, or son Nolan learning how to skate with Cape Ann Youth Hockey. Jessica also serves on the board of directors for Cape Ann Youth Hockey as a representative for the girls hockey program.
Vittoria (Torrie) Troensegaard
Torrie, a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene at Mount Ida College. Torrie is certified in dental radiology and administration of local anesthesia. In her role as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Torrie has the privilege of developing close relationships with each patient who visits Martins Dental Partners and makes patients feel comfortable and relaxed with her friendly and outgoing personality. “When I was young, I was always afraid of the dentist and of getting my teeth cleaned. Being able to relate to patients who share that fear was one of the primary reasons I became a Dental Hygienist. I strive to provide my patients with a calming and stress-free experience.” says Torrie. Torrie’s kind and empathetic nature perfectly align with our focus of providing an amazing experice during every patient visit.
In addition to practicing hygiene at Martins Dental Partners, Torrie plans on returning to Mount Ida College in the fall of 2017 to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene with a Concentration in Education. Her hope is to one day earn a Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and teach dental hygiene in a college setting.
In her spare time, Torrie enjoys spending time with her family including her grandmother who lives on the South Shore. She also loves dogs, especially her two Siberian Huskies Tasha and Denali, watching The Bachelor and listening to Fleetwood Mac.
Janelle joins Martins Dental Partners with over 17 years of experience as a dental assistant on the North Shore. She is excited to join Martins Dental Partners in support of our goal to exceed the expectations of each patient who visits our pratice. “I want our patients to feel as though they are talking to a trusted friend when they walk through our door.” Janelle says.
Janelle is a licensed dental assistant with training in Invisalign. Her primary roles are dental assistant and patient advocate. She will be the point of contact during and after each visit. Her pleasant, kind demeanor and many years of experience make her a perfect compliment to our growing team.
In her spare time, Janelle enjoys travelling, hiking, and visiting the beautiful beaches of Gloucester with her husband Jose and daughter Aryana. The family can often be found at Aryana’s middle school drama performances or enjoying one of her many dance competitions. Janelle also loves to cook and dance, something that she has been doing for over 20 years.
Heidi, 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 has 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 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.
Kira has been a part of the Martins Dental Partners team from the beginning, serving as the practice's Insurance Coordinator on a part-time basis. Her extensive knowledge in the intricacies of dental insurance and over 20 years’ experience as office manager in a private dental practice make her an invaluable member of the administrative team.
Kira began her dental career as a dental assistant after moving to the North Shore area of Massachusetts from Kiev, Ukraine in 1989. Once her boss, and now close family friend, saw her ability to help patients understand the financial aspect of their treatment plans and how they can apply their insurance benefits to help maximize its value during dental treatment, he moved Kira into a management position. Kira’s many years of experience working with hundreds of different insurance plans makes her skill set vital to the treatment planning process, which is the backbone of patient wellness and care at Martins Dental Partners.
Kira is very proud to be Dr. Valerie Martins’ mother. Kira is delighted Valerie followed her career path in dentistry and enjoys spending time in the practice working with her each week. In her spare time, Kira enjoys babysitting her two grandchildren, taking walks on the beach in Swampscott and spending time with friends exploring museums and local art shows.