Meet Doctor Joel Martinez

I have had the honor to work in the field of orthodontics for more than 30 years, providing my friends and neighbors in my community with great smiles. From my humble beginnings with one office, I am proud to have expanded my practice to four offices around the Rio Grande Valley to better serve the surrounding communities. I strive to provide my patients with the most comfortable and efficient treatment possible with kindness, integrity, and respect.


I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Specialty in Orthodontics degrees from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. In order to keep up with the newest and best orthodontics has to offer, I continue my education yearly through courses and seminars, ensuring that my patients receive the best care possible.

Professional Memberships

In the Community

I am an orthodontist who places importance on community, and I have a history of giving my time, energy, and resources to organizations that extend beyond orthodontic care. I am a Partner in Excellence to elementary schools and sponsor students who attend the National Hispanic Institute. I am a member of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and have served as a board member for several local organizations. I also participate in Dentists Who Care and was recently recognized as a Top Contributor to the organization. All of this comes naturally to me because I’m not just your orthodontist; I’m your friend and neighbor, too.

Outside the Office

My wife, Norma, and I have four children: Christopher, Michael, Vanessa, and Matthew. Christopher and Vanessa pursued careers in dentistry and, to my great pleasure, joined me in private practice.

After work, I retreat to my man cave to pick up 60lb dumbbells in order to consistently prove I am still the strongest man in the office. I enjoy spending spare time traveling with my family to various hiking trails in the Rockies of Colorado, cruises to the Caribbean islands for fun in the sun, and road trips to the various casinos outside of Las Vegas for a real gambling experience. I am passionate about living life to the fullest, and learning from past experiences. As a Christian, I attend Bible Study weekly, pray before every meal, and start every occasion asking myself, “What would Jesus do?”

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