About Dr. Joseph
Dr. Joseph was born in Joplin in 1960. He attended Riverton (Kansas) and Joplin elementary schools and
graduated from Joplin Memorial High School in 1978. Dr. Joseph was elected and served as the Memorial
High School student body president in his senior year. After high school Dr. Joseph attended MSSC in
Joplin. Then in 1981 he was accepted into the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. After
receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1985, Dr. Joseph completed a 24-month orthodontic
residency at St. Louis University Medical Center.
In addition to 2 years of clinical and didactic training in orthodontics, Dr. Joseph completed a Master’s Thesis
based on his research in orthodontics, earning the degree of Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) from the
Graduate School of Saint Louis University in 1987.
Dr. Joseph also served as class president of his residency program at Saint Louis University Medical Center. Dr.
Joseph has been a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association
and the Southwest Missouri District Dental Society, where he served as president in 1998-1999.
Dr. Joseph has been married for over 17 years. He and his wife Vera reside in Joplin.
They have four children who attend Thomas Jefferson School.
Dr. Joseph has passed the Missouri Dental Board examination required to practice general dentistry and
the Missouri Dental Board specialty examination required to be certified as a specialist in orthodontics.
Dr. Joseph has treated thousands of patients in Joplin for over 29 years.