DR. JOSEPH WILLIAM HOLLAND III, DDS, MSD
Dr. Joe Holland is a periodontist originally from Beaumont, TX, went to high school in Orange, TX at Little Cypress-Mauriceville, and has called Houston home for the last 7 years.
He pursued baseball in college, playing at Blinn College in Brenham for 2 years then transferring to Tulane University in New Orleans for 2 years. In 2005 he was fortunate enough to play on a College World Series team that inevitably lost to the champion Texas Longhorns. From 2005-2007 he continued playing professional baseball for an independent league in the Midwest until retiring.
In 2007 Dr. Holland returned to school to complete his biology degree from Texas A&M University in 2009 and received his DDS in 2013 from UTSD-Houston. Additionally, he obtained his MSD and Certificate in Periodontics from UTSD-Houston in 2016. During periodontics residency with the help of his co-resident and faculty, they completed a research study entitled, “Influence of Platelet-Rich Fibrin on Post-extraction Alveolar Ridge Healing/Preservation: A Clinical, Radiographic, and Histological Evaluation.” The study looked at using a patient’s own growth factors for hard and soft tissue healing in preparation for implants. Also, Dr. Holland has passed the first part of the American Board of Periodontology exam and will be taking the second part in the spring of 2017 to become board certified.
According to Dr. Holland, the greatest pleasure of periodontics is having the privilege of helping people save teeth, improve the look and function of teeth, and provide options to maintain or improve quality of life. He enjoys interacting with patients and supporting them to achieve their goals.
If he is not in the office, you can find Dr. Holland with his wife, Elise, spending time outdoors, catching a game, traveling, or visiting with friends and family.