Weston J Waugh (Source: Google)
Doctor Luis Martinez and his entire staff are warm, friendly and highly competent in their approach to dentistry. I was referred to Dr. Martinez by my dermatologist,, Dr. Alexandria Kongsiri another Medical professional that I would highly recommend. As a former top tier business management consultant, I have lived in five different cities throughout my adult working life. As a consultant, I have developed a time tested approach to choosing my health care professionals. I begin by choosing the doctor with the greatest impact on my current health. As someone who has had over ten skin cancers removed, and moving to Florida, it was critical for my first specialist to be selected be my dermatologist. Dr Kongsiri whole countenance radiates good health, reflected in her own flawless skin, hair and teeth. One look at her and you know that she is a self-care guru and it was only natural that I would ask her who her dentist was upon my initial meeting with her. Dr. Kongsiri enthusiastically recommended Dr. Martinez. Over the years, I have come to know a simple truth, I have found that “the best always use the best themselves”. Thanks to the genetics of both sides of my family, gum disease is a constant threat and I have watched siblings go through some very painful oral surgeries. Finding a good dentist has been a necessity my entire adult life. I must say that Dr Martinez and his staff are the best of the very good dentists I’ve had in over 50 years of dental care. The practice’s whole approach is one of high competence; let me give you two examples: Example #1) Beginning with my very first cleaning, the hygienists in the practice start a cleaning by taking an objective assessment of the condition of one’s gums. Tooth by tooth they measure the amount of gum recession in millimeters for all teeth and this is done via microphone which transcribes each measurement for benchmarking against future visits. This procedure helps me as a patient understands problem areas and fosters a sense of accomplishment and wellbeing when recession lessens due to the extra attention I have placed on a problem area. The numbers do not lie and the empirical data is an excellent motivator. Example #2) Dr. Martinez has partnered with equally competent orthodontics, oral surgeons and periodontists as a care team and they refer patience to each other for specialty care as needed. The group meets on a regular basis and, as a group, consult with each other to ensure that a patient’s oral and dental health is examined from all possible relevant angles. I encountered this team approach when I considered getting braces for my lower teeth. Rather than visiting some unconnected orthodontist, my team consisted of Dr. Martinez, the orthodontist and the periodontist. It was concluded that extensive gum issues would have to be greatly improved before braces could b considers..My prescribed action plan consisted of a approximately two year alternating visitation schedule between the periodontist and Dr. Martinez before I could be cleared for any orthodontic work. As a long-term consultant myself, I was blown away by the total cooperation and planning the three experts undertook to ensure that when and if I became a good candidate for braces, the orthodontic work would enhance, not damage my disease-prone gums. I have never before experienced this deep level of care coordination in all my years of dentistry. I will say that this level of expertise does not come cheap but as we age, good oral health has been proven to be intimately tied to overall physical health. It is a very wise investment to make and I have not a doubt that I am working with the best of the best.