All professionals at Heights Dental Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Craig Martin, DMD
Originally from Hemet, California and Highland, Utah, Dr. Craig Martin completed his bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University in Biology. He followed his first-grade dream of becoming a dentist when he then earned his DMD at Western University of Health Science of Dental School.
It is Dr. Craig Martin’s passion to help patients feel comfortable in his care and to create beautiful smiles. Dr. Martin is dedicated to learning new advancements in dental care, he is certified to provide Invisalign braces and provides sedation Dentistry. Dr. Martin is a Killeen dentist who provides exceptional dental care to patients of all ages.
When he is not at the office, you will find him training for his next triathlon, enjoying the outdoors, sketching, playing sports, and spending time with his wife.
Dr. Jake Merrell, DDS
Dr. Merrell is a knowledgable and compassionate dentist that has decided to make Texas his home with his wife, Laura. Dr. Merrell goes above and beyond to provide comfortable, personalized dental care. When asked what he enjoys most about dentistry he said, "Helping patients make lifestyle and behavioral changes so they can prevent problems, gain confidence in their ability to have oral health, and enjoy their smile. When I was 16, I needed to have jaw surgery. I was nervous, but was reassured when my dental providers answered all of my questions and talked me through what was happening step-by-step. I had to stay in the hospital overnight and I couldn't open my jaw for 6 weeks. The recovery was difficult and uncomfortable, but I was prepared by my doctors and wasn't scared. I learned how important clear communication is between a dentist and a patient. I strive to clearly explain care and procedures to my patients and work to help them feel at ease while in my care."
Dr. Merrell moved around a lot growing up, which, he is now grateful for since he has become very close to his 5 siblings and has friendships/connections all over the country. He graduated with his Bachelors from BYU, served a 2-year church mission in central England, and then received his doctorate in dental medicine from Ohio State College of Dentistry. When Dr. Merrell is not with patients, he is enjoying exercising, riding bikes, reading, going to see movies and spending time with his wife who is expecting their first child soon!!
We knew very quickly that Jake was a good fit for our dental office because he enjoys meeting new people, he is honest and transparent in his communications and believes it is essential that his patients know they are an important part of our dental team.
Meet Our Team
Teresa McGrew Smith, RDH
Carol Stodola Collins, RDH