Dr. Joseph May, DDS

Endodontics  |  
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Age 66
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Dr. Joseph May, DDS
Dr. Joseph May graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School in 1976 and graduated from University of Minnesota-Minneapolis School of Dentistry as a Specialist in Root Canal Therapy in 1978. Dr. May strives for excellence and does not give up on difficult cases. He has been a resident of Jefferson City, Missouri for 30 years and has seven children.

1115 Southwest Blvd

Jefferson City, MO 65109

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Dr. Joseph May, DDS

Dr. Joseph May, DDS

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Care Philosophy

Dr. May is a Root Canal Specialist called an Endodontist, who takes a more advanced approach by using digital radiographs (90% reduction in x-ray exposure), microscopic examination of detects and cracks  in teeth, by providing lasers and antibiotics as an intra-canal cleaning/ medication to increase long term success rate. Normally, our office places a final restoration for an added savings to patients of $100 to $200.   When you get a quote for root canal treatment be sure to ask does this cover the cost of a final permanent filling in tooth.   Dr. May offers at no charge to retreat or perform surgery if the root canal treatment fails during the first year if he did the original RCT.  Most local dentists and root canal specialists/ Endodontists charge the same fee to retreat or perform surgery if your tooth should fail.   Success rate for root canal treatment has been nationally 80% for general dentists and over 95% for root canal specialist. 
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Practice Areas

  • Endodontics

Conditions Treated

  • Dental Trauma
  • Surgical Infections
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Toothache


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Endodontic Retreatment
  • Endodontic Surgery
  • Root Canal

Background Check

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  • University Of Arkansas-Fayetteville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Mn School Of Dentistry / Endodontic Residency
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of Mn School Of Dentistry / Endodontic Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Dr. May's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. May to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. May's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Taos, Mo |
Dr May really does cater to cowards. I have a lot of anxiety with dentists. I always have and perhaps let my problem tooth get really bad before I did anything about it. My general recommended because I clearly needed one. It was super quick to get it for a consultation. The receptionist was really nice and informative. His jokes are pretty bad but he comes off like a dad. It really put me at ease that he spoke slowly and answered all my questions.
in Jefferson City, MO |
Excellent experience! Dr May and his staff were very concerned with patient comfort. The procedure was painless. Dr. May phoned the evening of the procedure to see how I was doing. Thank you, Dr. May!
in New Orleans, LA |
Awesome experience! Best Endo by FAR and everyone else charged more than 30% more!!
in Jefferson City, MO |
Dr. May and his staff were very patient and understanding of my nervousness. The procedure was so painless that I fell asleep. The price for the root canal was less than the other endodontists in the area.
in Jefferson City, MO |
Dr. May tell jokes and easy your tension about getting a Root Canal. Like who likes the idea of getting a root canal? Most unpopular thing to do according to the movies.
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