meet dr. ANDRES MARTINEZ
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain
Dr. Andres Martinez is a highly qualified board-certified specialist in TMJ and Orofacial Pain. As one of fewer than 300 board-certified Orofacial pain doctors in the US, Dr. Martinez brings a unique level of expertise to evaluating and analyzing the complex relationship between the head, neck, and TMJ in relation to headache pain.
He is a strong advocate for a multidisciplinary approach, collaborating closely with medical and dental colleagues to deliver the highest standard of care for his patients. With his pleasant and positive demeanor, Dr. Martinez dedicates ample time to thoroughly evaluate each case and make informed decisions aimed at improving his patients’ health and overall well-being.
After completing dental school with honors, Dr. Martinez spent two years specializing in Orofacial Pain and TMJ at the University of Kentucky Orofacial Pain Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He was trained under the mentorship of world-renowned specialists in Orofacial Pain, including Dr. Jeffrey Okeson and Dr. Reny De Leeuw.
Dr. Martinez is a member of the Greater Houston Dental Society, Texas Dental Association and American Dental Association.
What is an Orofacial Pain Specialist?
Orofacial Pain (OFP) is a specialty within dentistry dedicated to the evidenced-based understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, etiology, prevention, and management of various pain disorders related to the jaw, mouth, face, teeth, cervical and masticatory muscles, temporomandibular joint, and associated structures.
In March 2020, Orofacial Pain was recognized as the 12th dental specialty in the United States by the ADA National Commission for Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.
To be called a specialist in Orofacial Pain, a dentist must undergo an advanced education training, constituted by a 2-year full-time residency program in a CODA-accredited program. Due to this additional training, an Orofacial Pain Specialist is competent in treating complex orofacial pain disorders.
Board Certification represents Dr. Martinez’ unwavering commitment to achieving the highest level of Orofacial pain management. This commitment is exemplified through rigorous residency training in the specialty, as well as the successful completion of extensive testing and evaluation by his peers, ultimately leading to his well-deserved board-certification.