Thank you very much for taking the time to look at Elliot's case. We were impressed with your office and staff. You're certainly on the right track. As Elliot said "that guy really knows his stuff!"

- Barry R.

About Dr. Martinez

Dr. Fernando L. Martinez graduated from Duke University in 1992 with a B.S. in biology where he spent an additional year as a research fellow in neurobiology. He continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earning his DDS in 1997 and membership into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society. As a dental student, Dr. Martinez furthered his research experience by studying infection control in the practice of orthodontics and was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for his work to establish a public dental clinic for under-served patients in North Carolina.

He completed his clinical orthodontic specialty training and earned his orthodontic certificate from Indiana University in 1999. In July of 1999, Dr. Martinez began his private practice in Cincinnati, but continued working on his master's thesis. In 2001, following the completion of his research thesis in orthodontic cephalometry, he earned his Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) also from IU.

Dr. Martinez recognizes the importance of staying up to date with the rapid changes in orthodontics and continues to spend in excess of 100 hours per year on continuing education despite Ohio State Dental Board requirements of only 20 hours per year. He is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Dental Study Club and founded the Western Hills Interdisciplinary Study Club, a forum for dentists and dental specialists to make decisions on the most difficult dental patients. He is also a founding member of the Progressive Study Club, a national orthodontic group that meets annually to discuss the latest developments in orthodontics and holds professional memberships in local and national dental associations such as the Cincinnati Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

As a result of Dr. Martinez's extensive training and continuing education, he offers the latest orthodontic treatments including Invisalign, orthopedic (jaw growing) appliances, and clear braces. Cutting edge techniques such as TADs allow him to treat many patients without jaw surgery or to make previously difficult treatments easy.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1970, he has lived in the United States since 1975 and was raised in Miami, Florida. While attending Duke University, he met his wife Tiffiny. She is a physician currently working at University and Children's Hospital. They were married in 1997 and welcomed daughters Nina in 2002 and Maya in 2003. They reside in Colerain Township. Dr. Martinez's main interest outside of dentistry is being a good husband and father, but he also likes to play with computers and electronic gadgets, and is a pizza connoisseur!