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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Primary Health Care
May 8, 2023

Oral Health As Part of Primary Health Care

In many countries, poor oral health is one of the most common barriers to accessing primary health care. To combat this, some programs have integrated dental care into primary health care, bringing dentists and physicians together in the same office. Advantage Dental Plan sends hygienists to Women, Infants and Children clinics to seek out expectant […]

April 6, 2023

Integrating Oral Health Into Primary Care

Integrating oral health into primary care holds the key to delivering affordable, accessible, and quality health care. Integrated primary health care includes several delivery functions such as access and continuity, planned oral care, risk-stratified care management, patient engagement, and coordination across the medical neighborhood. Communication, coordination, and referral between dental and medical professionals are key […]

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 […]

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