Meet The Doctors
Andrew Martens, DMD, MS
Dr. Martens grew up in Geneseo, IL. He attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL for undergrad and received a Master’s degree in Biology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. He went on to earn his dental degree from Southern Illinois University where he served as class president and was honored with the first Dean’s scholarship. Dr. Martens quickly realized his passion for endodontics and attended Saint Louis University’s graduate endodontics program. He was awarded his Master’s in dentistry and specialty certification in 2018 and began as an associate working with Dr. Keith Evans and Dr. Blake Swaar in their Springfield, IL location. Dr. Martens acquired the practice in 2019 and established Endodontics of Springfield.
Tara Habibi, DMD
Dr. Habibi grew up in Springfield, Illinois and attended college at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 2014. In 2016, she completed a Master of Science in Public Health at Southern Illinois University in Springfield. She received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree at Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine in 2020, graduating magna cum laude. While in dental school, she was accepted into the Dean’s Student Research Fellowship program and received the Keith W. and Peggy G. Dickey Scholarship Award. In 2020, she continued her training at SIU School of Dental Medicine in the Graduate Endodontic program. Throughout her professional education, she completed research in the topic of dental infection control that was published in the Journal of Education and Training Studies in July 2022. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, swimming, yoga, traveling, and food adventures!
Dr. Habibi’s goal as an endodontist is to provide a comfortable experience for patients seeking to retain their natural teeth. She is passionate about her career, and is excited to see how recent advancements in endodontics are transforming the field and patients’ experience.