Meet Doctor Vanessa Martinez

I love helping others improve their lives by improving the health of their mouth and smile. I spend a lot of time educating patients about their oral health and how to maintain it. When a person invests time into orthodontic care, they should be able to enjoy their beautiful smile for the rest of their life. By teaching someone how to properly care for their mouth, I ensure they keep that beautiful smile.

I enjoy relating to and living vicariously through my patients. It’s wonderful to share in their stories of academic recognition, athletic achievements, and their experiences and passions. Those conversations create a friendship, and I treasure those connections.

It’s truly a joy to watch each of my patients’ personalities unfold, and their character develop, as they move through treatment. Everyone becomes more confident and outgoing, smiling and comfortable with themselves. Watching that finished smile walk out of the office, after our final visit, is personally and professionally rewarding.

Education and Continuing Education

My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was awarded by the University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry. This provided me with an exceptional fundamental understanding of dental and orthodontic care.

However, orthodontics is a constantly evolving field. New technologies and techniques, as well as materials, improve the care experience and deliver even stronger results. My patients trust me to provide them with the most effective and efficient orthodontic treatment. By actively pursuing continuing education, through conferences, lectures, and seminars, I strive to exceed my patients’ expectations.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association

Personal Life

I was born and raised here in the Rio Grande Valley, in McAllen. Dr. Joel Martinez is my father; my mother is named Norma, and I have three siblings: Christopher, Michael, and Mathew. Christopher works in the practice with my father and me. Michael is a musician in three bands and Matthew is currently studying audio production.

I enjoy spending my evenings at the gym, watching movies, or being with family and friends. On weekends I like playing tennis, swimming, cycling, and enjoying the sun out on the island. My passion in life, outside of family and my patients, are cats. Since I was three years old, I’ve been owned by the neighborhood strays and I still love fostering kittens, much to the chagrin of my mother's allergies.

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