Dr. Carr established her dental practice here in Mandeville, Louisiana in March of 1996. It has been her joy to serve the people of the Northshore for over 25 years now. Dr. Martha received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree with distinction from the University of Oklahoma in June of 1992, after which she sought further education in dentistry through an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. Dr. Carr taught dentistry in the clinical setting of OU College of Dentistry, and at LSU School of Dentistry, and also in a lecture setting at Rose State College in Oklahoma teaching pathology to dental hygiene students. While in Oklahoma, Dr. Carr had the difficult honor of helping at the Medical Examiners office after the devastating terrorism that occurred at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building – The Oklahoma City Bombing. She was able to help the dental team gather data that aided in the identification of the victims in that horrible event. It brought to light the importance of good dental records and a community coming together in tragedy.
Professionally, Dr. Carr has been active in various organizations over the years such as American Association of Women Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, Northlake Dental Association, Krewe of Dental Review Study Club, Lake Ponchartrain Study Club, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and other affiliations. Within the AAWD, Dr. Carr has served for years as the District XII Trustee, followed by becoming the Editor of the Chronicle which is a newsletter that appeared in the national publication, Woman Dentist Journal, and then, Secretary of AAWD before taking time out for her family.
Martha Carr was born in Washington, DC, lived in Roswell, New Mexico, then in Kansas, and Oklahoma before relocating to Mandeville, Louisiana in 1996. She married a local boy from Covington, named Jeff Falkenstein. The Falkenstein family has a wonderful Northshore history including Falkenstein’s Bakery which many folks still reminisce about. Martha and Jeff are the proud parents of Cecilia and Elise and Gabriella. Dr. Carr also has an “I Do” son she is very proud of named Aaron. Aaron and his lovely wife, Tyler have given them their first grandbaby girl, and the family fun just keeps on. Jeff and Martha LOVE music and have played in various bands, as well as in the Contemporary Church Choir at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Old Mandeville. Jeff and the children have performed in various plays and musicals, and Elise in particular has a distinct love for musical theater. The family is active in extracurriculars and hobbies of playing music, singing, songwriting, bowling (NOBODY beats Gabby), swimming, going to the beach, playing games, and much more. Dr. Carr is very proud of her family and loves to share about them and share stories of the current happenings.
The office with its Spanish Colonial architecture has a beautiful story in itself which will be shared in other ways, but the location and the practice have been a dream come true for Martha. It has a history all its own, even though it was opened in January of 2017. Please enjoy it with us.
Dr. Martha Anne Carr firmly believes in prevention and excellent comprehensive treatment when it comes to dentistry. She strives to make the dental environment pleasant and enjoyable, and FUN. Dr. Carr wanted to be sure to include creature comforts of home in the office and wants her guest to relax and delight in their visit. She loves to laugh and make others join her and relishes the company of all of her patients whom she considers her extended family. She is passionate about all that she does and always gives her best. She treats everyone as she would her family member or would want done for herself. Her smile is always something she has been complimented on and she shares it freely and BIG, and she wants everyone to be happy and healthy in their own smiles. One of her favorite phrases for her team is, “We are in the SMILE Business.” She means it. Not everyone can say that, and she takes it as her mission to give a smile and help your smile be the best so that you can share it far and wide! Welcome to MAC Family Dentistry – the home of Dr. Martha Anne Carr. We are HONORED that you visited us. Hope that helps you know a little about Dr. Carr. She would love to meet you and share a SMILE. Let her know what she can do for yours!