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

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Insurance Accepted

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

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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."
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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
  • M.D. University of Health Sciences, St. Johns, Antigua 2001
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Meharry Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University of Michigan / School of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Doctora has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Doctora's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Doctora to family and friends
52 total reviews (33 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

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Dr. Doctora's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (33)

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...more
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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!
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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...more
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Dr. Doctora and his team have performed two wisdom teeth extractions for our family, so far, and we will definitely be bringing the other kids when it’s their turn!
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I have an anxiety issue and Dr. Doctora was very patient and understanding, I had an appointment but had a problem with my diabetes and was rescheduled without challenge. He and his staff were amazing at relieving my stress. Home and feeling amazingly well in no time!
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