1406 N US Highway 71 | Carroll, Iowa 51401


Dr. Martin J. Halbur

Dr. Martin J. Halbur was born in Carroll, IA. Dr. Halbur graduated from Kuemper High School in 1969, went to Creighton University and Creighton University Dental School, receiving his DDS in 1976. Dr. Halbur opened his practice here in 1976.

Education Accomplishments:

  • Selected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society
  • President of Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity
  • Continuing Education Participant 1976-Present

Community Accomplishments:

  • Past Member of Church Finance Board, also serves as Lector, Commentator, Eucharistic Minister and Shut-in Minister
  • Past Chairman of Cancer Crusade, active supporter of Breast Cancer Group
  • Knights of Columbus Member
    • Have held most offices
    • Served as editor of Knight Letter
  • Director of the publicly traded company isecuretrac, listed on NASDAQ
  • President AHK Leasing Company
  • Served on numerous school committees, study groups and bond issue committees
  • Member of Carroll Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Member board of Directors, 1981-1983
  • Past Member Carroll United Way Board of Directors
  • Member of Carroll County Wildlife League, Pheasants Forever, and Ducks Unlimited
  • Member of the National FFA Organization
  • Member of Carroll High School Booster Club
  • Member of Kuemper Catholic High School Century Club, Kuemper Ball Fund-Raiser Committee
Professional Accomplishments:
  • Elected Fellow of the International College of Dentists, October 1990
  • Elected Fellow of the American College of Dentists, 2005
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Member of the Iowa Dental Association (IDA)
    • Fort Dodge District Trustee, 1998-2001
    • Council on Dental Health, Past Sessions Chairman for IDA
    • Annual Meeting, VP of IDA, 2002-2003
    • President Elect of IDA, 2003-2004
    • President of IDA, 2004-2005
  • Member of Fort Dodge District Dental Association
    • Served all offices, including Peer Review Committee and President
  • Member of Iowa Lakes Dental Study Club
    • Past President
  • Federal and State Legislature Contact Person
  • Past Member of Academy of General Dentistry
  • Past Member of American Society of Dentistry for Children
  • Iowa Alternate Delegate to ADA, 2000
  • Iowa Delegate to ADA, 2001-2005
  • Member of Creighton University Dental School Advisory Board
    • President, 2003-2004
  • Member of St. Anthony Regional Hospital Dental Staff
  • IDA Foundation Board of Directors President, 2003-2004
  • American Dental Association Council of Dental Benefits Member
    • Representing IA, NE, SD, ND, MN, 2006-2007
Awards Received:
  • Knights of Columbus, Knight of the Year, Carroll County
  • Received the Carroll County Soil and Conservation District
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for efforts made in working with our national resources
  • New Hope Village Service Award Recipient
  • Distinguished Service Recognition IDA, 2004
  • Outstanding Service Recognition ADA, 2005
  • Creighton University Outstanding Dental Alumni Award, 2014
  • Active in farming operation that raises cattle, hogs, corn, and soybeans
  • Avid tree planter who has planted over 13,000 trees consisting of 38 different species on owned properties over the last 34 years
  • Has re-established 100 acres of native grasses and riparian buffers
  • Has re-established 26 acres of native wild flowers


Mara Boekelman
Registered Dental Hygienist

Mara earned her dental hygiene degree from Iowa Central in Fort Dodge. She is certified in local anesthetics. Mara joined Dr. Halbur's practice September 2013.

Judy Schrad
Registered Dental Hygienist

Judy received her dental hygiene degree from DMACC in Ankeny in 1980. She worked for Dr. Charles Loeck in Lake City until his retirement in 2002 and has worked with Dr. Halbur since. She's also worked with Dr. Cochrane, periodontist, of Fort Dodge in his Carroll office.

Robbie Vazquez
Registered Dental Assistant

Robbie received her dental assisting degree in 2012 from Western Iowa Tech. She is a registered dental assistant also certified in Radiography. Robbie lives with family in Manilla.

Lori Esdohr
Front Office

Lori has been in the dental field since 1989 and has worked with Dr. Halbur since 1999. She is a registered dental assistant and radiographer.