Dr. Martin C. Avey, DMD, MSh, our passionate orthodontist

Dr. Martin C. Avey, DMD, MSh

Introducing Slate’s Dental Professional, Dr. Martin C. Avey, DMD, MSh, our passionate orthodontist who knew from a young age that transforming smiles was his calling.

Discover his insights on the dental profession, From his orthodontic journey to his commitment to educating patients, and his dedication to making a positive impact. Discover his favorite dental hygiene tip and why the Slate Electric Flosser is a game-changer.


What made you want to become an orthodontist?

I’ve wanted to be an orthodontist since I was 12 years old! I was fascinated with my own orthodontic transformation and I still believe it is the best profession in the world!

What is the hardest part about being an orthodontist?

The most challenging part about our profession is seeing a patient with serious dental issues, knowing we can help them get better, but for whatever reason, they aren’t ready to commit to making a change in their life or don’t see the value of what we do.

What do you wish that your patients knew?

I wish more people knew how our daily habits can alter our teeth and jaws! How we breathe, sleep, swallow, grind, and chew can cause teeth to move and change how jaws function as we age. 

If you could give one dental hygiene tip, what would it be?

Try a Slate Flosser! The sonic waves disrupt plaque formation between your teeth and it feels AMAZING! 

What motivates you?

I love to teach and to make a positive impact on everyone I meet. If I can be the bright spot in someone’s day, and share my knowledge and expertise, I am always motivated by that!

What is your favorite part about being an orthodontist?

The best part of being an orthodontist - for me - is meeting so many different types of people, and helping them improve their health, their confidence, and their self worth. The transformations we can make are truly life-changing! 

What is your favorite part about the Slate Electric Flosser?

I love how quick and easy it is to floss with Slate (my 5- and 7-year-olds love it!), while still being super effective! 

What do you think is the most important thing about what you do?

The most important thing to me is to educate patients so they can identify, prevent, and reverse big disease processes in their mouth. 

Anything else you want people to know?

I’m so grateful to be able to tell my story and share my gift! Thank you! 

Whats your favorite self care tip?

Create a bedtime routine that is consistent and serves your future self! 



Try Slate for Yourself

Take advantage of our professional discount. It’s the best way to learn just how simple & enjoyable flossing can for your patients.


Couple Started Pack

Slate Electric Flosser Starter Kit

20 Slate Floss Heads

$149.99 USD

Regular price$79.99 USD

Regular price$20.00

Family Starter Pack

Braces Bundle

20 Orthodontic Floss Heads

$289.99 USD

$99.74

Regular price$20.00

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