DMD, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Why He Was Nominated:
The son of a dentist, Dr. Martin moved to the U.S. from India with his parents when he was 16. He’s past president of the Alachua County Dental Association and current president of the Florida Academy of General Dentistry; he also volunteers at the local We Care Clinic and for the Baptist Mobile Health Ministry.
“My mentor is Dr. Frank Spear. I’ve been fortunate to have several great dentists in my life, but no one compares to the contribution this man has made to my dental career.”
“You have chosen an amazing career in which you’re at the helm of your own destiny. Never settle for ‘good enough’ or for mediocrity when excellence is possible. Never stop learning.”
Something People Don’t Know:
Dr. Martin loves sailing. He has sailed the British Virgin Islands and aspires to sail around the globe. At first he was terrified of the pursuit. Now, he says, “few things make me happier than being on a sailboat.”