Dr. Richard W. Joseph is a native of Jacksonville and a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta for both undergraduate and dental degrees. After graduation, he spent an additional four years completing his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals. He received graduate training in other specialties including general surgery, plastic surgery, ENT, internal medicine and pathology. He also completed a one year residency in anesthesiology. Dr. Joseph has been practicing in Jacksonville for over 30 years.

Dr. Joseph is an assistant professor at the University of Florida and has participated in medical missionary trips to several countries. He also served as Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.

Dr. Joseph is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He served as president of the Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

He has authored several professional publications and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Richard W. Joseph of Jacksonville, FL

“Dr. Joseph and his staff are absolutely wonderful. Everyone is extremely friendly, the office is beautiful and he does great work. I love this place!”

Ambur in Jacksonville

“I Love going to see Dr. Joseph & his staff! I have had Botox & fillers. I appreciate his attention to detail. When I leave I feel beautiful & uplifted.”

Becky in Jacksonville

“Dr. Joseph is without a doubt THE BEST! He is extremely detail oriented and makes you feel relaxed and comfortable in the process.”

Dawn in Jacksonville

I have been a patient of Dr. Joseph for a number of years, and have been “so impressed with him and his wonderful staff.” “I recently had a neck lift, and I couldn’t be happier! I am 71, and had that awful “turkey neck!” Dr.Joseph did such a super job- I am over the moon!

Ann in St Augustine

“Dr. Joseph and his team are great. They remember you and provide realistic expectations. I have had several procedures done and all have turned out better than expected.  He is a kind, courteous, physician and artist.”

Tiffany in Julington Creek

“I was fortunate to have Dr. Joseph perform my eyelid surgery and laser resurfacing. My experience was awesome. He is a caring doctor with a bedside manner that helps you relax and is rarely see in the medical profession.”

Barbara in Hilliard

“I tried other doctors, but none are as caring and professional as Dr. Joseph.  He and his staff are courteous, responsive and extremely professional. I have recommended him to friends, who have also been extremely pleased.”

Talia in Jacksonville

“I live in St. Petersburg and have seen Dr. Joseph for the past three years.  My results consistently exceed my expectations. His staff is professional and sincerely caring.”

Jane in St. Petersburg

“I have gone to Dr. Joseph for almost 10 years for fillers and Botox. Each time he discusses and suggests, and keeps my expectations reasonable. He and his entire staff are professional, caring, and courteous.”

Linda in St. Augustine

“Thank you SO much for what you have done for my girl!!! “

Haley in Sylvester, GA

“I had the MOST positive and PAINFREE experience. I was petrified to have my wisdom teeth taken out. I cannot say enough GREAT comments about Dr. Joseph and his staff. He’s kind, wonderful “chair side manner”. He genuinely cares for his patients. If you are in need of a oral surgeon, Dr. Joseph is the best.”

Wendy in Jacksonville

“Dr. Joseph has gone above and beyond expectations. I have had several procedures done by him and would trust no one else. He has an excellent bedside manner. He always called to check on how I’m recovering. I had a stitch that came out too soon and he graciously had me come in and fixed it on the weekend. He is a wonderful doctor and he definitely cares about his patients. His staff is also amazing and has treated us like family since day one. They even came in on their day off to help repair the stitch. Could not ask for a better doctor and staff”

Samantha in Lake City, FL

Artistic Approach

Not only a surgeon, but also an artist, Dr. Joseph is especially sensitive to the esthetic concerns of every patient. His talent lies in using a sensible approach to uncover your underlying beauty.

Dr. Joseph recently earned his Fine Arts degree (painting and sculpture) at the University of North Florida.

He is a figurative artist who combines his knowledge of anatomy, art history, and the beauty of classical art forms in his work. His background in science and medicine is a natural connection to understanding the figure and the art of classical realism. “I am inspired by the knowledge and skill of the great masters, the classical figures of Greek and Roman sculpture.” Dr. Joseph’s artwork can be seen at his Online Gallery.


  • BS Biology – Emory University – Atlanta, GA
  • DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine – Emory University – Atlanta, GA
  • Anesthesiology Internship –University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency – Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital – Atlanta, GA
  • BFA – University of North Florida – Jacksonville, FL

Hospital Staff Affiliations

  • Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL
  • Baptist Medical Center South, Jacksonville, FL
  • Wolfson's Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
  • Shands UF, Jacksonville, FL

Faculty Appointments

  • Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons — Diplomate — Board Certified
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons — Fellow
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons — Fellow
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery — Fellow
  • American Dental Association
  • American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association
  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons