Dr. Joseph May, DDS

Dr. Joseph May, DDS

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Endodontics | Male | 65 years old

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Care Philosophy

Dr. May takes a more advanced approach by using digital radiographs (90% reduction in x-ray exposure), microscopic examination to detects cracks and defects in teeth, by providing lasers and antibiotics as an intra-canal cleaning/ medication to increase long term success rate. Normal, 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. In addition, it is wise to ask what are the fees if your root canal treatment should fail. Dr. May offer free at no charge to retreat or surgery if the root canal treatment fails during the first year if he did the original RCT. Most dentists and root canal specialists/ Endodontists in area charge the same fee to retreat or 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. DecideRead more

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Dr. Joseph May graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School in 1976 and graduated from University of Minnesota-Minneapolis School...Read more

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Dr. May's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. May to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. May's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
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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    Dr. May says...

    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.  

    Dr. May's Care Philosophy

    Dr. May takes a more advanced approach by using digital radiographs (90% reduction in x-ray exposure), microscopic examination to detects cracks and defects in teeth, by providing lasers and antibiotics as an intra-canal cleaning/ medication to increase long term success rate. Normal, 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. In addition, it is wise to ask what are the fees if your root canal treatment should fail.   Dr. May offer free at no charge to retreat or surgery if the root canal treatment fails during the first year if he did the original RCT.  Most dentists and root canal specialists/ Endodontists in area charge the same fee to retreat or 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. Decide

    Dr. May says...

    Our office is limited to root canal treatment-RCT: root canal specialist or Endodontist.  We offer the most reasonable fees and list our fees on our web site.  Many dental offices offer root canal treatment with limited training and experienced at a higher cost to the patients.   Ask yourself why do dentists and endodontists not list their fees?  Because they significantly raised their fees 20-35% higher to offer a small 10% discount if the patient has a special membership or pays cash or health care credit.   Ultimately, the patient pays more if the patient is not more informed about fee structures.   

    Dr. May goes beyond standard root canal treatment as he used a laser therapy to ultrasonic remove debris and bacteria and antibiotic soak to inhibit bacteria hidden in tiny grooves & pores in root canal space.  Most importantly, Dr. May offer free at no charge to retreat or surgery if the root canal treatment fails the first year if he did the original RCT.  Compare before you have RCT.

    Dr. May's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Specializes in Endodontics
    •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

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

    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Missouri - Kansas City / School of Dentistry

      Graduated in 1976

    • Internship Hospital
      University of MN School of Dentistry / Endodontic Residency

      Completed in 1978

    • Residency Hospital
      University of MN School of Dentistry / Endodontic Residency

      Completed in 1978

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

      Graduated in 1972

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Russian
    • Spanish

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    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

    • Endodontics

    Procedures Performed

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