Our Dental Practice

High-quality dental services in Tyler, Texas

Our experienced and friendly staff takes great pride in keeping your smile beautiful, and our promise to you is that the veneers, fillings, crowns, implants, and bridges we create will look as good as or better than the teeth nature has given you. In order to help us assure that promise, we recommend and use the highest quality and most durable products available. Read more about our dentists below.

Meet Our General & Family Dentists

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    Dr. David Shim , DMD

    David Y. Shim DMD MS  received Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, and his Master of Science degree from John Hopkins University.  

    I will ensure that your visit is enjoyable and a best-in-class experience. Our team and I use only the most advanced equipment and gentle dentistry techniques for your ultimate comfort and convenience. Our flexible office and emergency hours are tailored to your busy schedule. Rest assured that East Texas Dental Group is your family’s one-stop dental office.

    East Texas Dental Group, we believe that every person deserves a beautiful and healthy smile. With innovative treatment techniques such as whitening, cosmetic veneers and implants, you’ll have the opportunity to achieve that radiant, perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of.”

    Languages Spoken: English and Korean

    Additional Training and Credentials: Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

    Outside of the dental office, Dr. Shim likes catch up with his family and friends and enjoy the great outdoors while eating southern cuisine.

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    Dr. Alan Gerbholz , DDS

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    Dr. Benjamin Martin

    Dr. Benjamin Martin has practiced orthodontics since 2011 and enjoys the personal interactions he has with his patients throughout their treatment. Dedicated to helping people achieve more confidence through beautiful smiles, he strives for perfection in each smile he creates. 


    Dr. Martin completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Brigham Young University, his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Oral Biology along with his orthodontic residency training at Baylor College of Dentistry.  Dr. Martin is also certified by the American Board of Orthodontics – an achievement reached by only one-third of orthodontists. 


    On a more personal note, Dr. Martin and his wife, Kerri, were married in the summer of 2013. They have a son, Chase, and a yellow lab, Lucky, who helps Kerri as her diabetic alert dog. 

    Having grown up in Utah, skiing is in Dr. Martin’s blood. He is also an avid cyclist and mountain biker. Often, on weekends, Dr. Martin can be found riding his mountain bike through forested trails. 

    Dr. Martin is always looking for ways to stay involved in the community. In the past, he was involved in a number of volunteer programs. He enjoyed tutoring high school students to help them achieve their goals of going to college. He also took great pride in providing dental care in charity clinics in Honduras. 

    “I feel privileged to work with so many amazing people on a daily basis, and honored that my patients place their trust in me. I hope that during treatment, their new smile brings improved confidence and self-esteem.” 


    We're here to help you get the perfect smile.