Meet The Martin Dentistry Staff
In addition to its skilled doctors, the Martin Dentistry staff has more than 170 years of combined experience in dealing with dental assisting, insurance and billing challenges, so patients will be taken care of every step of the way.
My name is Karla Howard. I am a registered dental assistant/expanded function for Dr. Dax Martin at Martin Dentistry. I graduated from Andon college in Stockton, California and have been working in the dental field since 1992. I enioy making our patients feel comfortable and at ease in our oflice which is why I decided to go into dentistry. ln my free time I like to garden, spend time with my family and two dogs.
My name is Melody. I have been working in dentistry off and on for over 40 years. I happened into the field of dentistry by chance. A friend of mine in high school was leaving and offered me her job working part time for a dentist. I really enjoyed the work and decided that was what I wanted to do. I then went to dental assisting school when I moved to Stockton from Long Beach. lt has always been a very fulfilling job and I have enjoyed it very much. I took a break when I had my family. When my children were grown, I decided I wanted to work in dentistry again. I started working for Dr. Martin in June of 1999. I have enjoyed every moment and am here to help anyone with questions on insurance or their statements.
I graduated from Galt High School in 2002. I have always been a caring person and I wanted to have a career where I can improve people’s lives. Dentistry brought me a way to make people smile and improve their life. I attended Lincoln Technical Academy where I finished with a 4.4 as one of the top of my class in 2004. Once finished I obtained my X-ray licensing through the Lincoln Technical Academy and finished my formal training at Sac City college, I passed my RDA licensing exams in 2005. I worked for a general dentist for 15 years as the head assistant. My love of dentistry has always driven me to learn new and improved techniques to continue to stay on top of the newest procedures. This lead me to Martin Dentistry where I love to help patients obtain the smile they always wanted in a friendly environment.
Hi! My name is Gary. I was born and raised on Long Island in New York State. I didn’t leave until I turned 18 and went off to college. I went to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and graduated in 2014. I never thought I would work in Dental let alone do accounting as I studied Politics in school and that is actually my degree. I was first introduced to Martin Dentistry when I was a paralegal working in the adjacent suite (my old office is actually one of the operatories on the new side). My boss and I would frequently eat lunch with the Dental Ofiice staff. I was actually offered this job then but I had turned it down. Fast forward to last year and the law office had moved and I was a freelance paralegal. I was doing some work for my old boss and we had dropped in on the dental office and I was offered the job again. This time I said yes. If you had told me when I was in school that I would be doing accounting work in 2O2O I would have laughed, but I love my job and the people I work with everyday. I wake up everyday with renewed purpose and passion for my job even with this crazy year. Thank God for Martin Dentistry.