Dr. Joel Gluck, the real Legend, has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, he earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.
In 1993, he became Board Certified in his first year of eligibility and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics is a unique achievement. In order to become Board Certified, Dr. Gluck passed a comprehensive oral and written examination covering all phases of orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic care. He also had to present to the Board detailed case reports on the treatment he provided for a broad range of orthodontic problems. Less than 25% of all orthodontic specialists are board certified, which places Dr. Gluck at the top of his specialty.
Dr. Gluck has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical School, Division of Orthodontics, as well as on the hospital staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He trained over 50 residents in Clinical Orthodontics as well as Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. He also was accredited by Vanderbilt to use medical lasers.