Martha Bridges Mehr, DDS ("Marja")
I love dentistry and making people feel good about their smiles. I love the fact that Central Florida and Leesburg attract people from all across the country. The stories they share of their life experiences are varied and interesting. I enjoy the fact that I can know them throughout the years as they come for checkup visits. We want our patients to feel welcomed and special.
Education and Experience
I am a native of Leesburg, Florida. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University in 1993, and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in 1998.
I am constantly enrolling in continuing education courses so that I can serve my patients better and with more efficiency. I participate in two area study clubs for dental continuing education. One is the Spear Study Club which combines worldwide information and networking with hands on local dental knowledge to improve my clinical expertise. This is so valuable with the ever changing dental field as I can timely offer my patients the most current dental options. The other study club focuses on dental implants and restoration.
Outside the Office
I met and married my husband, Jon, when we were at Creighton University. I moved back to Leesburg after nine years away at college, and have now been here 23 years. Jon and I have three children. Sam is eighteen years old, Kate is seventeen, and Ryan is fifteen. I am lucky that my parents and extended family also live in Leesburg.
I enjoy spending time with my children, traveling, snow-skiing, hiking, and boating. Jon taught me to fly fish at 9,000 feet elevation in the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. We were the only campers for miles!
I have been a member of PEO, an international philanthropic organization, for the past 20 years. I am also active in my church and support our local schools. I have participated in the Jamaica Medical Mission organized and sponsored by the St. James Episcpal Church and the Church of St. Mary's. For five years I have traveled to Jamaica and served with over 70 medical and dental providers and support staff to treat and educate patients with dental needs.