Meet Dr. Martia Leffall
A Passion for Dentistry and Patients
My life is positively impacted by working with such diverse and fascinating people over the many years of my career. I find that every person has some unique and great quality that, if they are willing to share it, will greatly benefit and enrich my life. The friendships that I develop with each person in my care are immensely rewarding. When they choose to confide and share their stories with me, I feel honored. They’re allowing me to become part of their life, and I am humbled by their trust.
I became a dentist because I wanted to bring a healthy and happy smile to each of my patients. A healthy smile that is free of pain, with functional and attractive teeth and gums, is the key to a patient’s overall wellbeing. When I am able to relieve a person’s dental discomfort, and give them the ability to eat and smile without worry, I’ve made a positive change in their lives. That’s what being a dentist is all about.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, D.C.
Each year I seek out continuing education opportunities at the local, regional, and national levels. By attending meetings, lectures, and seminars, and keeping current on the relevant research findings through professional journals, I am able to stay up-to-date on developments in dentistry.
This benefits my patients, as they have access to the latest advances and techniques in the dental profession. As a result, they receive the highest level of care and treatment options available.
- American Dental Association
- National Dental Association
- Gulf States Dental Society
- Texas Dental Association
- Dallas County Dental Society
- M.C. Cooper Dental Society
In Our Community
Being active in our community is very important to me. Serving the underserved is close to my heart, what I’m passionate about, and a large part of what brought me to dentistry. I have volunteered for numerous health fairs and provided free dental screenings and treatment for events including:
- The Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair
- Give Kids a Smile
- Vogel Alcove
- The Family Place
- Community Dental Care
- National Dental Association (NOW)
- Changing Directions Christian Center Annual Health Fair
Outside the Practice
A Washington, D.C. native, Dallas has been home for more than 30 years, now. I have a wonderful daughter, Lynnette, a 90-years young mother, Martha, and a rambunctious Morkie puppy, JayZ. When I’m not caring for my patients, you’ll most often find me spending time with loved ones, volunteering at my church, and praise dancing.