Dr. Joe Eckford, Jr. is proud to serve the dental needs of Greater Houston. Going to the dentist can be a difficult experience, but Dr. Eckford works with his
staff to ease patients’ fears and help them take charge of their oral health. Dr. Eckford uses cutting-edge technology to relieve his patients’ pain, restore their smiles, and boost their self-esteem.
Originally from Prentiss, Mississippi, Dr. Eckford earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Florida A&M University, but always sustained an interest in medicine. After eight years of developing cellular communications networks for companies like AT&T and Sprint, Dr. Eckford wanted a change. He was inspired to pursue dentistry after shadowing his father-in-law and other dentists, and getting to see the impact they made on patients’ lives. Since then, Dr. Eckford has remained uniquely passionate about his field.
After attending the University of Iowa College of Dentistry for his degree in dental surgery, Dr. Eckford completed his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His dedication has earned him accolades from both peers and patients, including recognition as one of America’s Top Dentists in 2011 and 2012 and in Madison Who's Who for 2012 . He stays involved in the dental community through numerous professional national and local associations, including the American Dental Association, the National Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. In his spare time, Dr. Eckford likes to pursue his hobbies, which range from sports to spending time with his family and friends. He is also a proud member and community volunteer with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. …