I have moved to this country when I was 8 years old. I had a very good family friend who was a dentist. When I was going to college, he offered to have me work in his office so I can just get a feel for it. Then my parents were very focused on education and that I had to have a plan in place. I worked in his office, and I really enjoyed the dynamic of his team, the small business environment, and just the genuine nature of helping people. That was my focus when I started college. That's how I became a dentist.
I went to college at Brandeis, which is local, and local to Massachusetts. I went on to Tufts Dental School. Then I stayed there for my periodontal training. I was there seven years. Tufts is one of the best universities in Boston, and it truly is a fantastic place. I think that really helped prepare me for providing the best possible care for my patients. Every year I go through – usually focusing on my specialty training – where I go to a periodontal meeting, amongst other things we do, weekend seminars. I've done continuing education to provide (inaudible) to my patients. Mostly, I spend a lot of time, my own time, listening to podcasts and reading books about leadership, about creating an environment where my entire team is able to provide the best care for our patients.
Founding Martins Dental Partners allowed Dr. Valerie Martins, a board-certified periodontist, to fulfill her dream of a full-service dental practice focused on delivering an incredible patient experience. Dr. Martins discovered her love of dentistry as a teenager while working in the dental office of a family friend. She was fascinated by the close relationships she saw between dentists, staff members, and patients. That led her to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine after getting a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brandeis University.
Creating close, respectful relationships with her team and patients is the foundation of her philosophy and what drives her professionally. She feels it’s important to build trust and a good rapport with her patients, starting at their first appointments. During each visit to Martins Dental Partners, you’ll be treated with respect and kindness.
Dr. Martins is dedicated to making each appointment as calm and stress-free as possible. She takes 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.
In addition to periodontal treatments to improve gum and bone health, she provides options for single, multiple, and full-mouth tooth replacement using dental implants. Dr. Martins specializes in:
- Dental implants
- Treating gum disease
- Tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth
She is an assistant clinical professor at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In addition to her DMD from Tufts, she has a certificate of advanced education in periodontology. She is board certified by the American Academy of Periodontology. Her professional affiliations include:
- Massachusetts Society of Periodontology
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
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.