Oral Surgeon Springfield

Dr. Joseph Long is from the small farm town of Herscher, Illinois, and enjoys being able to treat a variety of patient needs through the combination of medicine and dentistry.

About Dr. Long

Dr. Long’s father was the local medical doctor in his small farm town community. This inspired Dr. Long to pursue a career in the medical field, and after shadowing a local dentist, he appreciated how much dentistry allowed him to work with his hands. He shadowed an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and was immediately drawn to its wide scope of practice.

Reflecting on how patients respected his father, Dr. Long strives to achieve that same positive connection with others. He appreciates the level of trust that patients put into a doctor, and he wants to reciprocate that trust and do everything in his power to create an optimal outcome for every patient.

He considers it a privilege to diagnose and treat his patients. From routine treatments to complex surgical procedures, Dr. Long listens and guides his patients through every step of the treatment process. He is a firm believer in getting through the journey together.

Certifications & Memberships

Dr. Long is a proud member of several distinguished organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ACOMS). He is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support.

Hobbies & Interests

A lover of the outdoors, Dr. Long enjoys hunting and going on new adventures with his wife and their pug, Geraldine. Together, they enjoy fishing, golfing, and listening to country music. While exploring new places, he’s keen to remember his favorite spot: his parents’ property in Loda, Illinois. You can also find Dr. Long rooting for his favorite teams—go Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Wolverines!

Learn More

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