Dr. Matthew Martinez
Matthew Martinez, DMD, is an Albuquerque native who loves practicing dentistry in his hometown. He enjoys making a difference in his patients' lives. He really gets to know his patients and goes above and beyond to make sure they are comfortable.View transcript
My path to becoming a dentist I would say was a little non-traditional. It's not something I decided on right away in high school or even in my first few years in college. I, by chance, coincidentally, met a dentist in the city I was going to undergrad in and I shadowed him and saw that dentistry was something that I really wanted to do. I'm originally from Albuquerque. I came back here after dental school to practice dentistry. I think the thing that I enjoy about being a dentist is that I have the ability to really help people. Help them with any pain they might have, the aesthetic concerns, really, I have the ability to use my hands to make a difference in a lot of people's lives. When my patients leave from a visit with me, I would hope that they feel satisfied and happy. And that I was gentle, and caring, and listened to their needs. And that I delivered on the promise that I gave them that I would give them the best dental care that I could. I come from a service industry background prior to being a dentist and I feel like I got a lot of my skills there just talking to people from all walks of life. We want to make them comfortable and that's a big deal to us.