Dr. Joe Doctora

Board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Doctora graduated from Michigan State University where he received a BS in physiology. He went on 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. There he served for one year as an intern and the Department of oral maxillofacial surgery. He completed his residency at metropolitan Nashville General Hospital/Meharry Medical College in Tennessee. Dr. Doctora is board certified from American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Since 2007,He has had an academic appointment at Meharry Medical College as a clinical assistant professor in the department of oral maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests include dentoalveolar surgery, hard and soft tissue grafting, implant surgery, trauma, and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for rejuvenation of the aging face.

Dr. Doctora is licensed in dentistry  in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. He has been practicing in Smyrna since 2002 and in Springhill since 2003. Originally from Michigan he now makes Nashville his home. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, going to the beach, and working out.


  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS)
  • American Dental Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
  • American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support


  • Medical –M.D., University of Health Sciences St. Johns, Antigua   2001
  • Residency-Certificate, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN   1999
  • Internship-Certificate, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL  1995
  • Dental-D.D.S., University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI  1994
  • Undergraduate  B.S., Physiology, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI  1990


Hospital Affiliations

  • TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center- Smyrna, TN
  • Metro-Nashville General Hospital- Nashville, TN
  • TriStar Centennial Medical Center- Nashville, TN
  • TriStar Southern Hills- Nashville, TN