Meet Dr. Martin
With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Martin is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality orthodontic care. He regularly attends continuing education courses and seminars throughout the United States each year to learn the latest in not only orthodontic care, but in technology as well. Dr. Martin has been awarded by Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) for continuously exceeding the required continuing education units.
Dr. Martin attended the University of Kentucky, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to graduate with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and then completed his Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science degree at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Dr. Martin instructed post doctorate periodontics, prosthodontic, and orthodontic students at Emory University, as well as in his orthodontic practice.
Dr. Martin and his wife Gina have three children and two grandchildren. They enjoy being active in their community, and they volunteer for several organizations.
Dr. Martin is affiliated with the following organizations and hold the following honors:
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
- Tennessee State Board Certified Orthodontist
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
- Fellow, World Federation of Orthodontists
- Distinguished Fellow of the American Council of Dental Sciences (F.A.C.D.S)
- Honorary Master Diplomate of the National Academy of Dental Sciences in the specialty of Orthodontic Dental Sciences
- Foundation for Orthodontic Research
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Southern Society of Orthodontics
- Tennessee Association of Orthodontists
- The American Dental Association
- Tennessee Dental Association
- Second District Dental Society
Meet the Team
The staff at Dr. Dana Martin Orthodontics is committed to providing superior service and excellent care. With many years of experience in orthodontics, our staff looks forward to meeting the needs of our patients. All clinicians hold a current Registered Dental Assistant (R.D.A.) license.
Executive Logistics & Communications Officer
A mother of three and a professional nurse to thousands, Gina embodies the love and vested concern for each individual patient that our practice always strives to attain.
If you have a question or concern, Gina has the answer and will not rest until any and all patient needs are met. We are so grateful for the unwavering dedication and care that Gina provides our patients! If you ever have need of anything, never fear- Gina is here!
Sarah has been working as an orthodontic assistant for over 11 years. She has excellent communication skills and a proven ability to identify and solve problems. Sarah is reliable and works well with all of her teammates, while placing an emphasis on getting to know her patients. She enjoys hiking, biking, swimming and singing. Orthodontics is her true passion; it means a great deal to her to help uplift others confidence.
Brenda has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1982. She started as a chair side assistant and decided to transfer into the laboratory where we make our retainers and “W” arches (to name a few) for our patients. Brenda has lived in Knoxville for the duration of her life, along with her 2 children and 4 grandchildren. She absolutely loves her job, has a great sense of humor and a drive for perfection!
3D Software Operator – Clinician
Spring is a RDA with coronal polishing and radiology certification. She has been in the dental profession for over 20 years. Spring oversees our 3D printing and orthodontic software applications. She has a direct communication style with a warm smile, and is always willing to help. Spring goes against the grain a little, she is an Alabama fan!
Jenny is a RDA who has been a part of the dental profession for over 20 years. She takes care of our insurance department along with patient payments. Jenny has a great sense of humor and loves joking around with our patients. She is a native of Colorado and enjoys skiing, motorcycle riding and the outdoors.
Liz was a dental lab technician before joining our practice. She greets everyone each day with a pleasant “hello” and a warm smile. Liz is in the front office and juggles several tasks. She and her husband, Jim, are empty nesters after raising six children and are now enjoying the blessings life brings with their grandchildren.
Angie, who has a coronal polishing certificate, has been a RDA for more than 12 years. She has a great “Can Do” attitude while being an awesome team player. She has a great demeanor about her while bringing a professional attitude to work each day. Angie has two children, and yes, they both have been in braces with Dr. Martin!
Krista has been a registered dental assistant for 14 years with coronal polishing and radiology certifications. Krista is a compassionate and understanding person, and does her best to help her team. In her free time, Krista loves to spend time with her son, family and friends. Worship and missionary work is very important to her, and she loves spending time with her ministry.
Teri is a CDA/RDA and has been practicing in the dental field for over 22 years. She brings joy and a positive attitude to the office each day! The knowledge of the “old” way and the “new” way-technology, blends her right in as a team player. When she is not at work, Teri likes to spend her time with her two dogs, “Gizmo” and “Tater Bug,” along with relaxing on the lake with family and friends. When not with her family or dogs, she likes to go hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Her goal is to complete all 900 trails in the Smokies!
Maria came to our practice from Public Health where she was a translator/peer counselor for over two years in which she is fluent in several different dialects of Spanish. She decided to make a career change and enter the orthodontia field by becoming a RDA. Maria recently finished her certification in October 2017 and decided to join our team, where we are excited to have her. She has resided in Tennessee for over 13 years and enjoys being with family and especially her daughter when she is not working.
MeLissa has been working in the medical field since 2008. She enjoys working with people and going above and beyond to help others. MeLissa likes to read, listen to music, ministering and spending quality time with her family-especially her precious grandbaby, when she is not working. Her passion is to strive to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Patient Care Coordinator
Carrie is our Patient Care Coordinator. She has a very outgoing and positive personality which everyone enjoys. She comes to our practice with a diverse background in both the medical and surgical field with over 20 years of experience and is very proud of our state-of-the-art treatment. Carrie is engaged to her fiancé Brian and when not working, she enjoys bike riding, kayaking, traveling and spending time with family.
Kim is a RDA with a coronial polishing and radiological certificate. Kim has a great personality with a great sense of humor. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors by fishing, riding four wheelers, napping in a hammock, camping and cooking outdoors over an open flame. Kim and her husband have three children along with two cats and two dogs.
Keevan joined our team in 2017 as our lab technician. She has a degree in Business Administration specializing in accounting. She has worked with Hewitt Jackson and Comcast prior to joining our team. In her spare time, she enjoys the movies, shopping and spending time with her little girl and family.
The Dr. Dana Difference
Dr. Dana Martin has treated countless patients with award-winning results. He also is involved with the community bringing smiles to all. Click through for just some of Dr. Martin’s greatest achievements.
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