Meet The Doctor

Dentist Joe Eckford, Jr. DDS


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 other dentists, and getting to see the impact they made on patients’ lives.  Since then, Dr. Eckford has remained uniquely passionate about his field in helping others achieve brilliant smiles, restore function and maintain satisfactory oral health.

 After attending the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry for his degree in dental surgery, Dr. Eckford completed his General Practice 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, 2012, 2013; in Madison Who’s Who for 2012 and 2013; and Top Houston Dentist for 2015.  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 Gulf State Dental Association in which he is the President-Elect for 2015, the Texas Dental Association, the Charles A. George Dental Society, 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 being an avid golfer and playing other sports to spending time with his family and friends.  He is also a proud member and community volunteer with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.