Dr. Joseph J. Massad, DDS, Dentist
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Dr. Joseph J. Massad, DDS

Dentist | General Practice

302 S Lewis Ave. Tulsa OK, 74104
Practice Philosophy

Traditional Medicine




Dr. Massad is in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a Fellow of the American and the International College of Dentists and the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics. In addition, he is an honorary member of the American College of Prosthodontics. Currently, he holds faculty positions at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry in Memphis, the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is the past Director of Removable Prosthodontics at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona and was an associate faculty member at The Pankey Institute in Florida from 1992 to 2005. Furthermore, he is the recipient of the Chicago Mid Winter Gordon Christensen Best Clinician’s Award and awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Implant Dentistry in 2019. He was awarded the most prestigious award for Pioneers in Dentistry from the American University of Beirut as the third recipient ever bestowed this honor. Dr. Massad was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment to the field of implantology. In addition, he has received the highest awards in India, China, Germany, Portugal, and others. Dr. Massad served as president of the Oklahoma Board of Registered Dentists for 7 years and authored the first ethics policy before his final term ending in 1995. He received the Special Recognition Award while being one of the youngest board presidents in Oklahoma history. Dr. Massad was a co-recipient of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Best Clinical Article in 2009 for his article the Neutral Zone a guide to Implant Placement. Dr. Joseph Massad has lectured in more than 25 countries and has presented more than 1000 presentations to dental associations around the globe. His textbook “Applications of the Neutral Zone in Prosthodontics is shared with Drs. David Cagna, Charles Goodacre, William Wicks, and Swati Ahuja with contributing author Mahesh Verma.

Education and Training

University Of Tulsa B.S. in Medical Technology 1970

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine D.D.S. 1975

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Dr. Joseph J. Massad, DDS
Dr. Joseph J. Massad, DDS's Expert Contributions
  • What can the dentist do about sensitive teeth?

    Sensitive teeth are a universal problem and it has multiple ideologies. Dentistry has confronted this problem for decades and we have many remedies that could be very helpful. Please seek out a dentist who deals with sensitivity issues. I am sure that you can’t be helped in some respect. READ MORE

  • Why does my tooth crown hurt more when I lay down?

    The best advice is to contact your dentist and let them know that this is occurring so you can get in and have this looked at. Many times after a crown is placed it may take a few days for you to feel more normal however the best practice is to consult your dentist so that he or she can evaluate your situation. READ MORE

  • What should I do for tooth pain after a filling?

    It is not uncommon to do you have discomfort after a restoration has been performed however the best practice is to consult with your dentist immediately so he or she can make that determination. READ MORE

  • Do I need surgery to fix my wisdom tooth problems?

    The first thing you need to do is get an appointment with a Maxillofacial dental surgeon for a consultation. Then he or she will be able to assess your particular situation and advise you for the best remedy. Generally impacted wisdom teeth that create discomfort may need to be surgically removed by a qualified Maxillofacial Dentist. READ MORE

  • Should I go to the dentist if my gums are bleeding under my dental bridge?

    Absolutely I would call your dentist office and make an appointment to be evaluated. Don’t hesitate to call your dentist and I am sure they would want to know your particular complaint so they can remedy this to maintain a healthy dentition. READ MORE

  • How can I speed up the progress of my braces?

    Generally speaking, it should be no problem to use mouthwash one week after extraction unless your dentist advised you differently. It is best to use an appropriate mouth rinse twice daily. The only precaution would be if you had extractions with open sockets within 1 to 3 days of your surgery. Always consult with your dental practitioner if you have any concerns. READ MORE

  • Should you use mouthwash before bed?

    It is generally recommended that patients use a suitable mouth rinse in the morning and in the evening before bedtime. This rationale is supported by scientific research. It is best to consult with your dentist on the type of mouth rinse for your particular situation. READ MORE

  • Should I rinse my mouth after eating after tooth extraction?

    Generally speaking, once you have an extraction of a tooth it gently will take 72 hours for the clot to solidify. Understanding that fact then yes you can eat but be cautious when you are rinsing or brushing around the area so you do not disturb the clot. Take it easy for a few days to make sure everything heals and eat soft foods. Avoid using a straw for the first 3 to 4 days. READ MORE

  • Which crown is best for an implant?

    There are several variables to consider. What is the opposing arch. another question would be is this a front tooth or a back tooth. Generally, you need to seek your dentist to give you the best recommendation. We have many options today on the type of crowns and it is determined based on several factors such as esthetics, location, and functionality. I wish you the best. READ MORE

  • What sedation is used for pediatric dentistry?

    Generally it would depend on the procedure needed. Also each child has various Temperaments. Generally nitrous oxide and a light injectable anesthetic can be utilized without being sedated. If sedation is necessary then I highly recommend a competent pediatric physician decide the type and dosage of the sedative drug. READ MORE

  • How does an oral surgeon remove a cyst?

    Generally, that is the first place I would go since most maxillofacial surgeons do remove cyst however when it is identified the surgeon will determine whether not he or she will do it or will send it to another specialist such as an ENT specialist. READ MORE

  • What is the easiest tooth to extract?

    Any answer would be speculation however this depends upon the route structure and the overall condition of the crown of the tooth. Front teeth may be more difficult than back teeth due to the fact that when extracting a front tooth we must also maintain all of the integrity of the Surrounding bony plates so that in the future we will be able to place an implant or a bridge and keep the patients aesthetics. Due to the fact that there are so many variables it is very difficult to answer that question defensively. READ MORE

  • What is a good natural mouthwash?

    I would personally recommend a mouth rinse with CPC as an active ingredient. Crest has a mouth rinse called “clinical” which has this particular ingredients. In times like this we need a good mouth rinse to kill viruses and bacteria. READ MORE

  • What is the fastest way to get rid of inflamed gums?

    I recommend going to a dentist to make sure why you have this condition. You need to have a thorough examination to determine the reason prior to doing it yourself without understanding the diagnosis. READ MORE

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Faculty Member Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston - Present
  • Faculty Member University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio - Present
  • Faculty Member University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry in Memphis - Present
  • Faculty Member Loma Linda University School of Dentistry - Present
  • Associate Faculty Member The Pankey Institute 1992 - 2005


  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 American Association of Implant Dentistry 
  • Recipient of the Best Clinical Article / Judson Hickey Award 2009 Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry 
  • Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Award 2006 Chicago Dental Society 


  • Implant Prosthesis
  • Porcelain Dentures
  • Plastic Dentures
  • Dental Disorders
  • Oral Care
  • Orthodontic Hygiene
  • Cadcam Dentures
  • General Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the American and the International College of Dentists  
  • Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics  
  • American College of Prosthodontics  

Dr. Joseph J. Massad, DDS's Practice location

Joseph J. Massad, D.D.S.

302 S Lewis Ave. -
Tulsa, OK 74104
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Patient Experience with Dr. Massad


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Dr. Joseph J. Massad, DDS has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 10 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Dentist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • L. h.

    always exceptional.

  • Margaret l.

    Greatest impression experience.

  • O. c.

    Excellent care all around. Absolutely nothing to complain about..

  • Kelly m.

    I couldn't be more impressed with Dr. Massad and his staff..

  • A. n.

    Paramount Dentist. One of a kind!!!.

  • K. a.

    Excellent Dental Care.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent visit.

  • Karen s.

    Great Comprehensive Evaluation.

  • J. f.

    Dr Massad is wonderful caring dentist..

  • Anonymous

    I've been his pt. for 30+ years and I wouldn't think of using anyone else..

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Get to know Dentist Dr. Joseph J. Massad, who serves patients in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

A reputable general dentist, Dr. Massad is an internationally renowned clinician in the field of prosthodontics, the key opinion leader in the area of complete dentures, and a tireless advocate for his patients and his profession. He practices privately in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He has advanced the field of removable complete prosthodontics, perfecting the true art of creating smiles as natural as nature intended them to be. He conducts extensive national and international continuing education programs for the dental profession and holds several product patents he created to ensure that his patients receive the most comfortable fitting prosthesis available.

Being a prolific lecturer and passionate teacher, whose hands-on courses and standing-room- only lectures are legendary throughout the profession, Dr. Massad is the Founder of the Massad Center for Higher Learning. It is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. 

A master communicator and lifelong educator, Dr. Massad also holds faculty positions as an Adjunct Associate Professor in Restorable Dentistry at Loma Linda School of Dentistry, an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, an Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, an Adjunct Associate Faculty with the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and as an Assistant Clinical Professor within the Department of Advanced Education at Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. 

Previously, he served as Director of Removable Prosthodontics at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Arizona from 2006 – 2009 and as an Associate Professor at the Pankey Institute in Florida from 1992 – 2003. 

Graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Tulsa in 1970, Dr. Massad went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1975.

Among his professional affiliations, he is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Regent of the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, and an honorary member of the American College of Prosthodontics. 

Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.  

Named one of the top clinicians in CE for 2000-2009 by Dentistry Today, and recipient of the 2006 Chicago Dental Society “Gordon J. Christensen Recognition Lecturer Award”, Dr. Massad regularly lectures at meetings of dental organizations such as the American Prosthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Federation Dentaire International, and the Portuguese Dental Association.

Honest, respected and well-known in his field, he has published scientific articles in publications such as the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and others. 

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