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Durán & Martínez

Services Provided

The doctors and staff at Durán & Martínez are dedicated to providing top-quality care to all patients and offer the following services:

Restorative Dentistry

  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Crowns
  • Implant Supported Dental Bridges
  • Dentures
  • TMJ Therapy

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Complete Smile Makeover
  • Veneers
  • Dental Bonding
  • Teeth Whitening
...and so much more!

Dr. Ramon Duran, DMD, is a dentist with over thirty years of experience providing exceptional cosmetic and restorative dental care to his community. As an author and public speaker, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with patients and dentists around the world. He and his wife, Dr. Ivette M. Martinez Gaona, founded Durán & Martínez, a dental practice in San Juan, Puerto Rico that is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of patient care.

Dr. Duran and the other dental professionals at Durán & Martínez put their patients first, providing complete dental care that focuses on overall health and unlocking each patient’s full potential. Complete dentistry emphasizes a comprehensive, individualized approach, starting with prevention and early intervention.

Dr. Duran acknowledges the fear and anxiety that can surround dental care. He and his staff strive to create an inviting, relaxing, and pain-free experience for everyone who walks through their doors. Dr. Duran is passionate about making a healthy smile attainable for all his patients.


Dr. Duran graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in 1984 before going on to complete a general practice residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, which is affiliated with Yale University.

He is also a graduate of The Dawson Academy, a world-renowned continuing education institution for dentists, teaching the philosophy of complete dentistry. Dr. Duran is part of just 10 percent of dental professionals in the United States that practice the concept of complete dentistry, helping patients to identify potential problems before further damage can occur.

In January of 2019, Dr. Duran became accredited in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) of which Dr. Duran has been a member. With this accreditation, Dr. Duran is internationally recognized as one of the top cosmetic dentists as there are fewer than 405 AACD accredited members in the world.

Dr. Duran is also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), one of the top entities in Implant Dentistry. As an active member of both AACD and AO, Dr. Duran’s focus is staying at the cutting edge of cosmetic and restorative dentistry with the advances in materials and techniques in these two rapidly changing fields. Offering his patients the best options to restore the natural appearance and function of their teeth is his passion.

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of Osseointegration

Achievements & Experience

After completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Duran returned to Puerto Rico and joined Dr. Luis Blanco-Dalmau’s practice for a year before going out on his own at 201 Domenech Ave. Two years later, in 1988, Dr. Duran and his wife, Dr. Ivette M. Martinez Gaona, founded their current practice, Duran and Martinez, at 131 Domenech Ave, and have been providing the San Juan community with outstanding dental care ever since. Dr. Duran was also a faculty member of the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico for two decades and has been a lecturer in the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry for dentists in Puerto Rico and abroad.

Ramon Duran with Medal

Dr. Ramon Duran's 30th Anniversary Celebration

“What a Wonderful experience! My husband and I were on a Cruise from Fort Lauderdale and on day 2 of the cruise, my husband bit into an olive pit which caused a dental emergency on his front tooth. I started to google a dentist as we were arriving in San Juan and saw great reviews for Dr. Duran. Starting with the call to the office, the service was Outstanding! They told us to come on in and we were treated as if we were longtime patients in the office. From the entire staff and of course Dr. Duran...The service was First Class. Tooth repaired and a taxi back to the Port and we continued our Cruise. We highly recommend Dr. Duran."

Lynn Sexton

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