Celia Martin, DDS

Martin Kids Dental of Lake City
Cosmetic Dentist, Orthodontist, Pediatric Dentist
973 SW State Road 47, Lake City , FL 32025

Speciality: Pediatric Dentistry

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      Celia Martin, DDS Bio

      Over 50,000 Happy Smiles Treated Since 1979 at Martin Orthodontics & Martin Kids Dental
      I feel like I was placed on the earth to do just what I am doing. I love being both a student and a teacher, and being an orthodontist gives me the never-ending opportunity to do both. I donā€™t feel I have ever ā€œgone to workā€; itā€™s as if I get to practice my hobby every day!

      I believe I can make a difference in the lives of my patients by being a good listener and asking good questions. Listening to what parents and patients say allows me to involve them in the treatment. Everyone is unique, and there is no such thing as an ā€œideal treatmentā€ for everyone. I feel a team effort is necessary to achieve optimal treatment for each patient.

      Loving what I do in our office gives me the energy and desire to study and improve myself. This way, I can deliver great results to those people who make my heart sing every day: our patients and their families.

      Education & Continuing Education
      I grew up in Gainesville, FL, and graduated from Gainesville High School before attending Florida State University for my undergraduate degree. I completed dental school at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and underwent my orthodontic residency at the University of Pennsylvania.

      I am passionate about learning new things! After all, this helps me be more effective in giving you or your child a beautiful smile and the confidence you need to succeed in life. I am fascinated at how true the statement ā€œmore than just a smileā€ is for an incredible orthodontic result. I belong to several study groups and attend conferences regularly in multiple fields, including:

      Childrenā€™s dentistry
      Growth and development
      Breathing disorders and sleep disorders and their effects on your growth and health
      I also love to teach. I am an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. You will notice I love to teach patients and families what is involved in their treatments, too. I will always encourage your participation in treatment decisions. There is no such thing as one ā€œrightā€ treatment plan; each person is different, and I want your unique needs and concerns to play a role in your or your childā€™s orthodontic care.

      Professional Affiliations
      My professional memberships help me stay up-to-date on the most current research and advancements in the fields of dentistry and orthodontics. I belong to the following organizations:

      American Association of Orthodontists
      Southern Association of Orthodontists
      Florida Association of Orthodontists
      American Dental Association
      Florida Dental Association
      Alachua County Dental Society
      American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
      American Association of Sleep Medicine
      American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine
      Outside the Office
      I have a wonderful family. My wife, Dr. Judy Banks is a pediatrician, and my two sons, Dave and Paul are orthodontists who work with me. The greatest accomplishment of my life is my family.

      When I am not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, biking, hiking, climbing, fishing, and sailing the oceans of the world.

      I enjoy volunteering in charity dental clinics with my sons ā€“ the Gainesville Community Ministries and the Florida Baptist Convention bus are two of our favorites. I am involved in Rotary, and our family has started a dental mission in Ecuador. We spend spring break and a week every summer taking dental students from UF to work with indigenous people with no access to dental care. I feel blessed to have been given a skill that can help people who are suffering from tooth pain. I believe ā€œto those who have received a lot, a lot is expected,ā€ and I try to live my life accordingly.

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      Celia Martin, DDS

      Martin Kids Dental of Lake City

      Cosmetic Dentist, Orthodontist, Pediatric Dentist
      To Ask A Question or Make An Appointment Call 386-752-8200
      973 SW State Road 47, Lake City , FL 32025

      Speciality: Pediatric Dentistry

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