Ever since I was a small kid, I always wanted to help people. And one of the main things that happened was my grandma died from leukemia, and I couldn't really ... in the '90s, early '90s, and I could not do anything for her. I felt like I was helpless to help her. And so that's what got me into medicine at that point. And so over the years, I chatted with medical doctors and dentists. Why I chose dentistry over medicine is the fact that in dentistry, you can get someone out of pain immediately. Whereas in medicine, you're giving them pills, you're masking stuff, and really nothing is really being treated other than, "Yeah, this is a symptom, and this is how you get rid of the symptom." So that was that immediate thing that you could do, is get them out of pain. I could do a root canal, and I could do something that I can get them out of pain. That was my favorite thing.
The most rewarding aspect of dentistry is providing a life-altering experience for these patients when I restore their smile. It's an amazing feeling when you make a patient very confident in their smile that didn't smile before, and all of a sudden they're like, "Oh," they, all smiling. It just puts goosebumps onto me, and it's a very rewarding experience. And then watching them come up to the front and instead of looking at the front desk people, they're looking at the mirror and looking at their teeth and smiling. And so that’s just a wonderful feeling.
I went to the University of Oregon and Portland State University, got my bachelor's degree in molecular biology and biochemistry. And then I went on to get my master's degree in microbiology, then went on to Oregon Health Sciences University for the first two years of dental school there. And then I transferred to Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
I've been a dentist since 2007, graduated in 2007. And I also obtained my Fellowship of the American Academy of General Dentistry in 2017, which is only about 5 percent of all dentists have ever obtained that rigorous testing that I had to go through. I am currently continuing with continuing ed so that I can work on getting my master's in the American Academy of General Dentistry and intend to, at one point – and that's only 1 percent of all dentists have that – and then get my board certification in general dentistry. That's the ultimate goal.
Martin Sobieraj, DMD, MS, FAGD is a highly skilled dentist who treats patients of all ages at Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe. He’s dedicated to providing high-quality, concierge-style care, and he gives all his patients his personal cell phone number for accessible communication at any time of day.
A native of Portland, OR, Dr. Sobieraj graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Oregon in Eugene and Portland State University in Portland. He stayed at Portland State University to complete his Master of Science in biology.
Dr. Sobieraj studied dentistry at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in Portland and Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, AZ where he earned his dental degree in 2007. He continues to refine his skill set with continuing education courses. He has advanced training in sedation dentistry from DOCS in Seattle, implants from Zimmer Biomet Institute, laser treatments from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and Invisalign.
Dr. Sobieraj operates at the top of his field and has earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor that only 6 percent of general dentists in the United States and Canada enjoy. He’s also a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
Building trustworthy relationships with his patients is a crucial goal for Dr. Sobieraj. He always takes the time to truly connect with each of his patients and provide them with uniquely individualized care.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tammy, and their two children, Owen and Olivia. He likes to play soccer and basketball with his son and makes valiant attempts to do hip-hop dance and ballet with his daughter.