Dr. Joseph Doctora, DDS

Dr. Joseph Doctora, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Joseph Doctora, DDS is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Smyrna, TN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from M.D. University Of Health Sciences, St. Johns, Antigua 2001 in 2001 and practices oral & maxillofacial surgery and oral surgery.Read his story

366 S Lowry St

Smyrna, TN 37167

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Doctora

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Dr. Doctora's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Doctora "Dr. Doctora graduated from Michigan State University where he received a B.S. in Physiology. He then went to the University of Michigan where he attended dental school. Upon graduation, he was accepted to the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. It is there he served for one year as an intern in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee at Meharry Medical College. He is board certified from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He has an academic appointment at Meharry Medical College as an Adjunct Assistant Professor where he also trains residents. Dr. Doctora limits his practice to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He holds dental licenses in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. His Smyrna, Tennessee practice has been open since 2002 and his Spring Hill, Tennessee practice has been open since 2003. Originally from Michigan, he now makes Nashville his home with his wife and children."
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Doctora "Our goal at OMS Specialists is to ensure the highest possible level of care and patient safety. Our office team puts the patient's needs first and foremost in all decision-making and we make sure that patients are educated and have all of their questions answered prior to treatment. 

When visiting our practice for consultations and treatment, you will be warmly welcomed by our friendly staff. We pride ourselves on providing a serene atmosphere that promotes patient comfort. We look forward to serving your needs with care and compassion.

We will treat all of our patients with respect and loyalty, as we feel honored to be chosen as their health care provider."

2  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

12  Conditions Treated

  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • B.S., Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mi
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Meharry Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • M.D. University Of Health Sciences, St. Johns, Antigua 2001
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Doctora has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Doctora does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Doctora and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Doctora's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Doctora


Based on 54 reviews

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Doctora?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Doctora's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Joseph Doctora, DDS
I've always been untrusting and had a fear of having any kind of dental procedure done after a bad experience with another oral surgeon. Dr. Joe was very professional and comforting as he took the time to explain the entire procedure and answer questions. I would recommend Dr. Joe and his staff to...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Sep 08, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Doctora, DDS?
Recently had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Doctora, and have nothing but good things to say! I went in and sat down, he helped calm me and help me relax before inserting the IV. Had no pain during the procedure, finished everything within 45 minutes (which went by insanely fast). Great doctor,...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Cshell in Smyrna, TN – May 25, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Doctora, DDS?
My mother was a new patient at Dr. Doctora office, I'm pleased to say that his front office staff was friendly and helpful in getting the paperwork and insurance in order. Dr Doctora explained the complete process of the recommended surgery for my mother. His follow up with me after the surgery is...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Mary Fletcher in Murfreesboro – Apr 27, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Doctora, DDS?
AWESOME Doctor!!!! Always great to have a doctor who listens to your concern! He was able to fit me in his busy schedule for an extraction when my appointment was for a consultation! Then he personally called to make sure I was okay!!! Staff members were nice and comforting great customer service!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Jessica Kimball – Mar 31, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Doctora, DDS?
Although I was scared and a bit nervous, he kept me calm and happy by maintaining a positive attitude through out my wisdom tooth extraction. Personally, the experience was more enjoyable and entertaining despite the tense situation. I recommend him to anyone for a pleasant dental experience! Let's...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Lauren in Columbia – Mar 11, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Doctora, DDS?
Show more reviews

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Doctora?