Richard J. Martin, DDS, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and migrated to New York at a young age. After completion of high school, he went on to study at the University of Maryland, College Park in biological sciences. He then entered New York University Dental School, where he was elected Omicron Kappa Epsilon and graduated with full honors in Oral Surgery. Dr. Martin completed his residency at Harlem Hospital, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was appointed chief resident. He then completed a one-year fellowship at the Oral Surgical Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, where he remained in practice until December 2001. Dr. Martin started his solo practice in Lewisville, Texas in March 2002.
Dr. Martin has a special interest in surgical instrument design and splint design. He started designing instruments during his residency, and for the past 12 years, he has designed more than 20 instruments, many of which are used by surgeons around the world. He still continues to work with the same instrument company and has had the No. 1-selling surgical instrument in the world, the Grasping-Forcep, for the last four years. He has now turned his focus toward designing instruments for bone grafting and dental implants.
Employing a unique digital focus on workflow with a highly restorative focus, Dr. Martin manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Dr. Martin practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Our office can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Each year Dr. Martin conducts continuing education seminars regarding dental implants, tissue grafting, and bone grafting for his referring doctors. He is well-known for his focus on digital dentistry, as well as his lecture at the AAOMS Dental Implant Conference on optical scanning to replace the traditional dental implant workflow involving implant placement and possible abutment selection, followed by crown fabrication by the restorative dentist. He employs the use of CAD/CAM processed restorations.