Over the years, we have had the privilege of helping over 50,000 people across North Central Florida. Starting with a passion to help others, founder Dr. Bill Martin opened the doors of his first practice in 1979. Since then, his vision has blossomed into a true family practice as his team of experts expanded to his two sons Dr. Dave and Dr. Paul. Our team of world-class experts will collectively work together to provide you and your family with the very best of what orthodontics can offer!

Over 50,000 Happy Smiles Treated at
Martin Orthodontics AND Martin Kids Dental.

MEET THE FOUNDER, DR. BILL MARTIN.

I feel like I was placed on 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 don’t feel I have ever “gone to work”; it’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 “ideal treatment” 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 “more than
just a smile” is for an incredible orthodontic result. I belong to several study groups and attend conferences regularly
in multiple fields, including:

  • Orthodontics
  • Children’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 “right” treatment plan; each person is different,
and I want your unique needs and concerns to play a role in your or your child’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 – 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 “to those who have received a lot, a lot is expected,” and I try to live my life accordingly.

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Meet Dr. Dave Martin.
Your Smile New BFF.

I went into orthodontics because I feel it provides me a perfect opportunity to help others improve themselves in a way that lasts a lifetime. I get to work with an amazing team of people who are committed to helping our patients on their journey to the smile they’ve always wanted and having fun along the way. I like to practice in a way that centers around the patient’s desires for their smile. My first question to every new patient is, “What do you want to change about your smile?” Your concerns are my top priority along with your oral health. My dream for everyone who walks out of the office every visit is to feel better about themselves and know that they have made the best decision for their teeth and their happiness. I feel that a smile is the doorway to happiness, confidence, and improved self-esteem, and the more I can help people achieve those, the better our world can be.

Education

I grew up in Gainesville and went to Oak Hall for middle and high school. I then attended the University of Florida for my undergraduate and Dental School education. I attended the Georgia School of Orthodontics for my orthodontic residency where I served as adjunct faculty in my last year and received multiple scholarships for clinical excellence. For all of my post-graduate education, I was very fortunate to be with my amazing brother, Dr. Paul Martin. Both of us being able to go to school together at the same time was such a blessing. We have the same philosophies of treatment and get to work together to bring you or your child the best orthodontic care possible.

I am a life-long learner and in an ever-changing world, I strive to stay at the forefront of treatment technologies and options. It really is so fun to learn new ways I can make treatment even more expeditious, comfortable, and healthy for you or your child.

Outside the Office

When I’m not doing orthodontics, I enjoy spending time with my wife on an adventure exploring new places, going to the springs around Gainesville, getting out on the water with my brother and father to do some fishing, and playing with my dog Stevie. I’m also a serious tinkerer. I love making things in the garage and I enjoy all things carpentry. Being the son of the adventurous Dr. Bill Martin, I love getting out into the mountains when I can for a good climb. I also am an accomplished sailor and have earned the title of Yachtmaster Offshore from the Royal Yachting Association based in England and Australia. I’m always up for new hobbies and adventures!

Professional Organizations

  • Alachua County Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • Florida Association of Orthodontics
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Meet Dr. Paul Martin.
​​He’s never met a smile he couldn’t fix.

I was born and raised right here in Gainesville. I went to college at the University of Central Florida, but have never stopped being a Gator at heart!! As you can imagine, I was especially thrilled to be able to come back to Gainesville for my dental school education and graduate as a Florida Gator! Orthodontic residency took me away once more to the Georgia School of Orthodontics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Finally, after 12 years of post-secondary education, I returned home for good to join the family business. I feel fortunate to be able to live and work in the community in which I grew up. With the enthusiasm and determination of the Martin Orthodontics staff, Dr. Bill Martin, and Dr. David Martin, my brother and fellow orthodontist, I feel right back at home with the Martin Orthodontics team!

When I am not in the office I like to venture out to the local schools and teach kids how to properly care for their teeth and the importance and benefits of Orthodontic treatment. I am also very excited to join the excellent professional dental community in Gainesville as a board member of the Alachua County Dental Association.

  • Professional Organizations
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • Florida Association of Orthodontics

Away From the Office

Outside of the office, I am happiest when I am on the water with a fishing pole in hand alongside my father Dr. Bill, and brother Dr. Dave, or hanging out with my best friend and dog, Ember. You may be able to find me on the trails at San Felasco or the Hawthorne trail with Ember on the weekends. I am excited to see how much Gainesville is growing and evolving since I grew up here! It has been great reconnecting with my hometown, old friends and new, Gator sports, and my family Sunday dinners with parents, retired pediatrician, Dr. Judy Banks, and Dr. Bill, as well as my aunt, orthodontist Dr. Celia Martin, and my practice brother/partner, Dr. David Martin.

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We care about our community almost as much as we care about your smile.

We are proud to share our skills, knowledge, and resources through our own outreach efforts and donations to various local charities. Some local charities we are proud to support include:

  • Touch a Truck
  • Dental Health Month
  • XtraOrdinary Joy
  • Give Kids A Smile
  • Boo at the Zoo
  • Fun For Gator Kids

We also seek to extend our resources throughout the world by participating in an annual mission trip to Ecuador, where we provide dental care to 500-700 children and adults per year.

Your Home Away From Home

At Martin Orthodontics in Gainesville and Chiefland, FL, we believe strongly in the importance of the office tour for our patients. Our goal is to make you feel safe in our office, and we are happy to take the extra steps to ensure an enjoyable first visit.

With A Great Smile,
Every Side is your Good Side.

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