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About Dr. Joseph Doctora
Dr. Joseph Doctora, MD, DDS is a Doctor primarily located in Tullahoma, TN, with other offices in Hixson, TN and Columbia, TN (and 7 other locations). He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry and General Surgery. Dr. Doctora is affiliated with Skyline Medical Center, Alvin C. York Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Tennessee Christian Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Joseph Doctora has the following 3 specialties
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
An oral & maxillofacial surgeon is a physician who surgically corrects conditions of the mouth and surrounding facial structures including the head, neck and jaws. These doctors usually start out as dentists before undertaking extensive surgical and medical training.
- General Dentistry
A dentist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats oral health issues. The most basic services dentists provide are preventative and regular maintenance treatments such as cleanings, fluoride treatments, X-rays (to look for cavities), cavity fillings. He or she also provides advice on proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing for the prevention of plaque buildup.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Dr. Joseph Doctora has the following 7 expertise
- Dental Implants
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth
- Jaw Defects
- Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery)
- Sleep Apnea
- TMJ Disorders
- Tooth/Bone Loss
Dr. Joseph Doctora has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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Dr. Doctora gave me answers and peace of mind to a problem I had been having for 4 months. I am not the typical or average patient as I have a few different autoimmune processes, and Dr. Doctora diagnosed me correctly by a simple and quick exam, which was then confirmed through simple biopsy. Very pleased and thankful for my experience with Dr. Doctora!
Dr. Doctora and his staff are the greatest from start to finish. everyone including the Dr. was so nice. the office makes you feel at ease knowing the care you are given . his entire staff has been there for many many years and it def. shows. if anyone needs a tooth extracted please contact this office
I was referred for extraction of 3 teeth with sedation and my consultation with Dr. Doctora went well. he was very nice, spent time with me and answered all of my questions (I wasn't happy about losing 3 teeth though!)His staff explained the insurance and I set it up for that friday. The morning of surgery (8:30a), there was a delay, and of course i hadn't eaten anything, so I was a little irritated. We finally made it in (9:10ish), he started the iv, then thats all i remember! I woke up in the car, seemed like 5 min 10 minutes later. I got percocet5's for after which helped a lot. Overall the recovery was surprisingly easy, i was back at work monday. The experience with his office was a really good one, and i would definitely go back and recommend my family to him.
I went to have 2 teeth removed & talk about a nightmare I had 2 other teeth that were bad but my regular dentist had only stated that 2 teeth were to be removed. He proceeded to tell me that he didn't think my insurance would cover the sedation for only 2 teeth said that since I did have 2 other teeth that were bad that he would just go ahead & pull the other 2 I went ahead & agreed to have the other ones pulled since I was gonna be knocked out I woke up half way through & screamed he didn't say anything just kept giving me the numbing stuff until I quit moving around from the pain. Finally was done he gave me my scripts for pain meds & antibiotics I had told him before we even started I was allergic to penicillin & told him again before I got my scripts we get to the pharmacy only to find out the antibiotic was penicillin so they had to call him back to get him to give me something I could take. I spoke to my dentist & told them what happened they quit preferring people to him due to so many others having horrifying experiences. I had only went to Dr.Doctora because I had been to him before & had a really good experience. Never again will I go to Dr.Doctora
Dr. Doctora is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Skyline Medical Center
Alvin C. York Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Tennessee Christian Medical Center
Parthenon Pavilion at Centennial Medical Center
Centennial Medical Center
StoneCrest Medical Center
Metro Nashville General Hospital
Redmond Regional Medical Center
23 Years Experience
University of Michigan Medical School
Graduated in 1994
Dr. Joseph Doctora accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna DMO
- Aetna DPPO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Ameritas PPO
- Assurant DHA
- Assurant DHA Premier
- BCBS AL Preferred Dentists
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
- BCBS GA Dental Complete
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
Blue Cross California
- BCCA Dental Blue 100/200/300
- CIGNA Dental DHMO
- CIGNA Radius Network
- CIGNA Total DPPO
- CompBenefits AdvantagePlus Plans
- CompBenefits PPO
- Delta Dental DeltaCare USA
- Delta Dental PPO
- Delta Dental Premier
Dental Network of America
- Dental Network of America DPPO
- DenteMax Dental
- Dominion Dental PPO
- Emblem Dental - Preferred Plus
- First Health PPO
- Guardian DentalGuard Preferred
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Dental PPO
- MetLife PDP
- Principal Dental PPO
- United Concordia Advantage Plus PPO
- United Concordia Alliance
- United Concordia National Fee-For-Service
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
United Healthcare Dental
- United Healthcare Dental PPO
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