Meet Dr. Joel Gluck
- I used to be a magician, as well as a plumber.
- I am an aspiring sandwich artist at Subway.
- I love the TN Vols!
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.
Lecturing and attending continuing education courses each year enables Dr. Gluck to stay at the forefront of his specialty so that he can provide the latest and best care for his patients. He keeps up with advancements in orthodontics by maintaining memberships in the American Association of Orthodontics, World Federation of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Southern Society of Orthodontics, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. In addition, he is a past board member of the prestigious Schulman Group, which is limited by invitation to the top 125 orthodontic specialists in North America.
Dr. Gluck and his wife Linda are blessed with a large family – two sons, two daughters, two daughters-in-law, and four wonderful grandchildren. When he’s not at the office, Dr. G loves to exercise, watch Tennessee Football, and snow ski in Deer Valley.
Dr. Joel Gluck