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Timothy S. Martinez, 54, of Temple City, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, where he has served since 2012. Martinez has been associate dean for community partnerships and access to care at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine since 2009 and president at Outer Cape Dental Center since 2003. He was a program evaluator at the Forsyth Institute from 2010 to 2011 and served as state dental Medicaid director at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services from 2006 to 2009 and as a dental consultant at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Public Protection’s Board of Registration in Dentistry from 2005 to 2009. He was owner of Mid-Cape Dental Center from 2000 to 2005 and the dental director at South End Community Health Center from 2000 to 2003. Martinez was dental director at Harbor Health Services Inc. from 1999 to 2003 and at Boston Health Care for the Homeless from 1994 to 2003. He earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Martinez is a Democrat.