Timothy Martinez DMD

Dental Director Industry: Dental Plans

About Me

Dr. Martinez is a highly accomplished dentist with over three and a half decades of experience in the industry. He has served in vital roles during his career, including working in academia, opening two dental offices, and dedicating time to various state government initiatives.

As a dentist, Dr. Martinez is licensed in the states of California and Massachusetts. Specializing in general dentistry, he is a part of several member organizations which include the American and Hispanic Dental Associations, Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association, National Network for Oral Health Access, California, and National Associations of Dental Plans.

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March 9, 2023

Poor oral hygiene and dental caries predict a high mortality rate

The dental industry has been shifting its focus to preventive care. This is a good thing as oral diseases are associated with many health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. To evaluate the association between poor oral health indicators and hospitalization for CVD and all-cause mortality, we used a cohort study. We also […]

Dental Health
February 2, 2023

Dental Health Impact on Health

The mouth is an essential part of the body, and oral health reflects a person’s overall health. Oral health impacts physical, emotional, social and economic well-being. Infectious diseases, immune disorders, nutritional deficiencies and cancers have been linked to mouth problems. Bacteria from infected teeth and gums can travel to other body parts, increasing the risk […]

Primary Care
January 2, 2023

Oral Health in Primary Care – A Framework for Action

When a patient seeks dental care, referrals from other providers are often necessary. Referrals from other professionals, however, are not always easy to make. This article explores the barriers that exist and outlines some strategies for improving referrals. Oral health in primary care is still in its infancy. It also discusses the role of interprofessional […]

December 7, 2022

Oral Health Guidelines in Primary Care Policies

Whether you are a primary care physician, an oral health specialist, or both, there are several important considerations when considering incorporating oral health guidelines into your practice. These factors include the healthcare system’s social, political, and institutional structures and changes in healthcare expenditures for primary care. In addition, it cannot be easy to communicate and […]

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