It’s the nature of life to bring change, and the most recent change in our office is a wonderful one. Dr. Dick Davenport and all of us at Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX are excited to welcome our new dentist, Dr. Catherine Martin.
A Laredo native, Dr. Martin decided on her career path after shadowing Dr. Davenport while still attending Alexander High School. The experience showed that dentistry would offer the perfect melding of her interests in science, a hands-on profession, and being able to help others.
Following graduation, she moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University, where she majored in biomedical science. As she wanted to be able to serve both English and Spanish speakers, she also earned an International Certificate in Communications and Cultural Competency in Spanish.
Dr. Martin completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas. She joined Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX shortly afterward.
Did We Mention Artistry?
While not on Dr. Martin’s radar at first, she discovered the artistic side of dentistry while in dental school.
“I love being able to create a smile that the person will love to show,” she says. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see the boost in self-confidence that comes with knowing your smile is perfect. And as a Laredo native, it’s great to know that I’ve helped the people I grew up around to have their healthiest mouth. After all, the people of Laredo helped shape me into the person I am today. It feels good to give back.”
A Calming Presence
One thing you’ll notice right off about Dr. Martin is that she just seems to put everybody instantly at ease. Her concern for other people’s well-being is something that you just can’t miss, and her patients – Spanish-speaking and English-speaking alike – trust her to take great care of them. Dr. Martin has quickly established a reputation in our practice for being willing to do whatever is needed to solve a patient’s dental problems.
“Dr. Martin is a wonderful addition to Davenport Dental Group,” Dr. Dick Davenport says. “I was impressed by her intelligence and drive when she was still in high school. It’s wonderful to see the skilled and caring dentist that she’s become.”
A Balanced Life
As dedicated as Dr. Martin is to her patients and her profession, she takes care to maintain a good work-life balance. She maintains her close relationships with her family and lifelong friends. She also enjoys dancing, watching musicals, and traveling.