Alumni group honors Martin for distinguished service
Martin, a pediatric dentist for more than 25 years, also earned a law degree from SMU. He is on staff at Cook Children's Medical Center, USMD-Fort Worth, Harris HEB, and the Texas Pediatric Surgery Center. He volunteers with the Children's Oral Health Coalition for Tarrant County and with Arlington's Boy Scout Troop 380.
Martin is a tireless advocate for UT Arlington and the College of Science. He has frequently represented the College before the state Legislature, and he has served on the College of Science Advisory Council and the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Martin and his wife, Julia, established a scholarship for UT Arlington chemistry majors pursuing dentistry careers.
On May 22, Martin received a special award in Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Dental Profession 2011-12 from the Fort Worth District Dental Society at the group's annual Spring Fling.
He was nominated for the award because of his work with the Children's Oral Health Coalition, which works to improve the oral health of children in Tarrant County, especially underserved children. Martin also received the award in 2002.
"Fort Worth is a shining example of a place that provides service back to the community," Martin said. "We work with a great organization run through Cook Children's Hospital called Save a Smile, which provides free care to kids from low-income families in Tarrant County. I'm humbled to get the award, but I'm surrounded by so many good people who are every bit as deserving of recognition."