Being raised by a father who was a dentist had a positive influence on Dr. Martin Starr’s career choice. His father, Dr. Kent, was always present in his life, whether it was coaching him in sports or enjoying family time on weekends. He saw that his father worked hard but had a very predictable schedule. From an early age, he knew he wanted a career that afforded him the same opportunity to work hard but have a great balance in life. He has also always enjoyed art, mainly drawing and painting, so he felt dentistry would be an excellent fit for using his hands and artistic ability.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Baylor University in 2002, Dr. Martin attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2006.
Dr. Martin’s professional and civic accomplishments include:
- Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry (2005)
- Director of the Central Texas Dental Society
- Chairman of the Texas Mission of Mercy Waco event (2010)
- Deacon Chairman at First Baptist Church of Waco (2016)
- LEAD mentor for high school students at Waco High School (2013-present)
Dr. Martin strives to stay on time and not let his patients wait very long. His sense of humor also puts people at ease who might otherwise be nervous. His favorite part of his job is getting to meet new people, then building relationships with those patients over the years.
In his spare time, Dr. Martin coaches multiple sports for all four of his kids, and he enjoys playing golf.