Dr. Joe J. Simmons, III, DDS
Dr. Simmons graduated in 1998 from Baylor College of Dentistry, now known at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, and in 1999 completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency and is currently full-time faculty at the same institution. He and his brother are fifth-generation dentists—an uncommon family history. Dr. Simmons was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an indication of his commitment to lifelong learning and constant striving to stay up-to-date in all aspects of modern dental care. He has acquired hundreds of hours of continuing dental education credits.
Prior to pursuing a career in dentistry, Dr. Simmons, a native Dallasite, was an underwater archaeologist studying shipwrecks. He is an expert on Spanish ships of discovery, early artillery, and life at sea, including the development of ships’ toilets. No kidding.
Dr. Simmons enjoys biking, kayaking, photography and works in other media including wood, charcoal, pen & ink, acrylic, porcelain, and gold. His art has been featured in museum exhibits, academic and popular publications, and in the mouths of hundreds.
Dr. Simmons is a member of the American Dental Association, Dallas County Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, and is President-Elect of the Texas A&M College of Dentistry Alumni Association.