Dr. James M. Lewis

Meet Dr. Lewis

Dr. James M. Lewis is a talented dentist who has been practicing his art for more than 40 years. As a member of the Cotham Dental Group, he is a source of confidence and support for patients at 32nd Street Dental in Joplin, MO. Even after earning his doctorate of dental surgery, Dr. Lewis went on to spend more than 3,000 hours of intensive study in the field of dental-facial orthopedics and TMJ dysfunction. His attention to detail and expansive knowledge in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive dental surgery has given him a strong reputation for achieving incredible results with each of his procedures. Dr. Lewis has always believed that continuing education combined with state-of-the-art technology is the core foundation of success as a dentist and is always working to expand his own knowledge. Dr. Lewis is a proud father of two children and a caring husband who very much enjoys spending time with his family.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Lewis is an experienced and highly trained dental professional who specializes in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Having spent a vast number of hours studying dental-facial orthopedics, Dr. Lewis has mastered the treatment of TMJ disorder using orthodontic techniques. Additionally, Dr. Lewis is skilled in the performance of many cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services with the knowledge to help repair and/or improve the smiles of patients in every stage of life. 

Education and Training

Dr. James Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-med from the University of Arkansas before successfully completing his doctorate degree in dental surgery at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO. He then decided to pursue further postgraduate studies from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Dental Studies. During his continued education, Dr. Lewis's studies focused primarily on neuromuscular dentistry, reconstruction, and advanced cosmetic procedures.

Reviews

"I love the staff here! Everyone has been gentle and kind with me which goes a long way to ease "dental anxiety". They worked with me to help me understand my underlying issues and learn what steps to take in order to address them. Thank you so much, Dr.s Lewis and Cotham!"

M.P.

Google

"Went in for a tooth extraction from Dr. Lewis and it went perfect couldn’t ask for a better place! Great job!"

B.K.

Google

"Dr. Lewis is the best Joplin dentist, no question. His staff is superb; the friendliest you could ask for. And their professionalism and quality of dental care is second to none in the Joplin, MO area. Great cosmetic dentistry; love my porcelain veneers!"

A.C.

Google

"Dr. Lewis is the best Joplin dentist, no question. His staff is superb; the friendliest you could ask for. And their professionalism and quality of dental care is second to none in the Joplin, MO area. Great cosmetic dentistry; love my porcelain veneers!"

A.L.

Google

"Has been my regular dentist for nearly a decade! Dr. Lewis is very friendly and Dr. Cotham is younger. I recommend them to everyone. They have wonderful hygienists and super friendly staff, like Candy! She remembers everyone's name."

A.F.

Yelp

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