YOUR PALMETTO BAY ORTHODONTIST
Greg Ross, DMD, MDS
A smile can give someone the confidence and self-esteem to excel in life. This is what I love about being an orthodontist—it allows me to positively impact people’s lives. I approach each day with great enthusiasm and I’m thankful to have a career that I’m passionate about.
I was born and raised in Miami and attended Palmetto for both middle and high school. I’m grateful that I can serve the community that I grew up in, creating beautiful smiles for generations of South Florida families.
Creating a beautiful smile takes time, and I truly value the relationships we build with our patients during treatment. I love the journey of transforming each smile and watching the personalities of our patients blossom throughout treatment.
Serving Our Community
I consider it an honor to be able to donate my services and value the experience of giving to others in need, and I volunteer my time as a member of the Craniofacial Team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Some of our favorite patients are a part of the Craniofacial program and their smile transformations are life-changing. It’s something that our team members and myself are proud to be a part of.
- The University of Texas, McCombs School of Business
- Nova Southeastern University, School of Dental Medicine
- The University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine, Division of Orthodontics
I also serve on staff at Miami Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center for Cleft Palate Center.
by the ABO
I’ve achieved board certification, and I’m dedicated to staying at the forefront of the fields of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. That’s why I remain active in my continued education and am a member of these distinguished professional memberships:
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Florida Association of Orthodontists
- Florida Dental Association
- ITI Study Club
- Southern Association of Orthodontics
- Spears Study Club
Outside of the Office
Maddox, our office mascot, is my Boston Terrier puppy. You may even see him around the office from time to time.
Both my father, Scott, and my brother, Brad, are periodontists in South Florida. As someone who values his family, I’m extremely fortunate to be able to live close and interact with them almost every day.
In my free time, I like to stay very active with exercise, traveling, and being outdoors. I enjoy paddle boarding, running, boxing, and playing tennis, as well as basketball.
As a sports fan, I closely follow the Miami Heat, Dolphins, and Hurricanes, as well as the Texas Longhorns.
Dr. Mario J. Martinez
Dr. Mario J. Martinez was raised in Miami, FL, and attended Christopher Columbus High School, class of 1988. He graduated from the University of Florida (Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising) in 1993 and the University of Iowa (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 1998. While at the University of Iowa, he was presented with the “Dean’s Leadership Award” his senior year.
After graduation, he completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center (LMC) in New York City where he served as Chief Resident his second year and taught at NYU’s College of Dentistry. While at LMC he published an article in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry titled “The New Era of Pretracheal/Precordial Stethoscopes.”
Dr. Martinez is involved in many local dental study clubs and has served as President of the Rivera Dental Study Club and South Dade Dental Study Club. He has lectured locally and internationally on Pediatric Dentistry. In 2009, he presented a lecture in Barbados to the Caribbean Dental Conference titled, “Nitrous Oxide and Pediatric Dentistry.”
Dr. Martinez has been on staff at Miami Children’s Hospital for over 10 years and is former Chief of the Dental Department at Miami Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Martinez is board certified in Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Board Certification is a very rigorous process which involves a written examination and an oral examination by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Martinez is married to his wife, Arlene, and has two daughters and one son.