Dr. Joseph Slaughter, DDS

Dr. Joseph Slaughter, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o
6 reviews

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Slaughter, DDS is an dentist who practices in Santa Maria, CA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Slaughter is affiliated with Marian Regional Medical Center....See Less

2151 S College Dr Ste 104

Santa Maria, CA 93455
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
  • First Dental Health
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group

Learn about Dr. Slaughter

Care Philosophy

Dr. Slaughter is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has practiced on the Central Coast for over 15 years. He also acts as a general anesthesia/conscious sedation evaluator for the California State Dental Board, ensuring the competency of other anesthesia practitioners.
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Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma


  • Bone Grafting
  • Dental Implant
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • UCLA Sch Med/UCLA Med Ctr
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • UCLA School Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Cook County
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Slaughter has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Slaughter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Slaughter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Slaughter to family and friends
based on 6 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Slaughter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Atascadero, CA |
I chose Dr Slaughter to care for my daughters when they needed their wisdom teeth removed. I'm a general dentist and certainly had many choices of oral surgeons. I chose Joe Slaughter because of his great reputation in the dental community, his experience and advanced training, and his amazing team. His office was certainly not the closest, but I felt he was the best to take care of my daughters. They had a 100% comfortable experience and I do recommend this office to everyone!
in Santa Maria, CA |
I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Slaughter and developed an infection which was misdiagnosed. I was told it was a muscle spasm. A month later, I was admitted to the hospital with 6 abscesses and had to have numerous surgeries and 2 pieces of my jaw bone removed. I was suffering from septic shock because the infection had gone into my blood stream. I would never recommend this doctor to anyone.
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Dr. Slaughter accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
    DHA Premier
  • CompBenefits Corp.
    CompBenefits Corp. PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Network of America
    Dental Network of America DPPO
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
    Dental PPO
  • First Dental Health
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
    National Fee-for-Service
  • UnitedHealthCare

Hospitals where Dr. Slaughter has admitting privileges

Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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