Meet Dr. Dave Martin

5-Star-Rated Orthodontist

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. 


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 fiancé 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

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

Meet Dr. Dave Martin – Schedule Your Appointment Today

To experience our award-winning orthodontic care, schedule your FREE Martin Orthodontic Assessment today. Your comprehensive appointment includes a discussion of your goals and concerns, a complete oral exam, 3D x-rays, and a personalized treatment plan.

Schedule your appointment today by calling our Gainesville office at 352-371-3200 or our Chiefland office at 352-490-0900. To use our convenient online appointment request form, click here.

As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Gainesville & Chiefland, FL, our doctors and team at Martin Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Jonesville, FL & the surrounding areas.