John Martin – BSc, BDSc HONS (QLD)

John loves dentistry and feels privileged to work alongside his dad. He regularly draws on Ross’s depth of clinical experience. John loves all aspects of dentistry and has a wide scope of ability. An average day might see him make sure children have a great first dental experience, solve wisdom tooth problems for young adults, rebuild smiles and replace missing teeth with implants. No problem is too big or small.

John graduated from UQ in 2007 with first class honours and was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Scholarship for academic excellence and leadership. He is one of two Queensland dentists on the ADA state and federal boards, is an honorary associate lecturer at UQ Dental School and is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.  

For over 15 years John has actively provided volunteer dental services in rural, homeless and refugee dental clinics. He has spent time in Bangladesh and Nepal treating the underprivileged. In Queensland as part of the Tzu Chi International Medical Association, John helped design and establish the Inclusive Health Centre at South Brisbane, which offers a free dental service to those in need. Coorparoo Family Dental through separate partnerships with ZigZag Women’s shelter and the Australian Dental Health Foundation also provides free dental care to victims of domestic violence.

Outside of work, John enjoys ironman distance triathlons, climbing, yoga, adventure racing, sailing, fishing and pretty much anything else you can think of. When he’s not running up a hill, he’s probably writing poetry on top of it.

He is a new dad to baby James and an old dad to one dog Toby.