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Michael D. Martin, DMD, MPH, MA, MSD, PhD

Michael D. Martin

Professor, Oral Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Oral Health Sciences


Box 356370


Dr. Martin graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD) in 1979. He directed the Special Patient Care program at UKCD until 1986, when he returned to graduate school. He completed his Master’s of Public Health at the University of Washington (U.W.) in 1989 and a concurrent Master’s in International Studies at the Jackson School (U.W.) in 1990. Dr. Martin completed a PhD in Epidemiology at U.W. in 1993. He completed Oral Medicine specialty training in 1993, and was awarded a Master’s of Science in Dentistry in 1994, both at the University of Washington.

Dr. Martin served as Director of the Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities program at the U.W. from 1994 to 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine, with adjunct appointments in the Departments of Dental Public Health Sciences and Epidemiology. Dr. Martin’s research interests include the epidemiology of mercury exposure in dentistry, as well as oral mucosal disease and oro-facial pain. He has authored numerous scientific publications and lectured nationally and internationally.

Dr. Martin has initiated a mercury and dental materials allergy and mucosal disease testing and evaluation service at the University of Washington in the Oral Medicine Clinical Service, and welcomes referrals to this clinic.

Dr. Martin is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and maintains an active practice in the Oral Medicine clinics at the University of Washington where he evaluates and treats oral mucosal and other oro-facial diseases, oro-facial pain and temporomandibular dysfunction.