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Dr. Joe (Jody) Griffin

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Dr. Griffin was born and raised in Knoxville. Even as a young child, he knew that dentistry would be in his future!


A product of Bearden High School, Dr. Griffin completed his undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UT-Memphis, graduating with honors. He has subsequently received extensive specialized training in dentistry, including: Implant fixture placement and advanced bone grafting procedures from the Midwest Implant Institute One-year externship program on implant placement Training at the Medical University of South Carolina in advanced soft-tissue and bone grafting Residency in conscious sedation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; ACLS certification; oral and IV sedation certification from Tennessee State Board of Dentistry.


Dr. Griffin and his wife, Lexie, married in 2000. They now have four children: Bay, twins Addie and Asher, and Isabella.

Interests and Hobbies

A very active family, you may find the Griffins on the baseball field, at a cheerleading event, a guitar recital, or just playing on the lake.  The Griffin’s are involved with Two Rivers Church and help support GO Ministries in the Dominican Republic.  Using dentistry or baseball as a way to love on the people in the DR has brough a lot of joy to the Griffins. With the addition of Izzie in 2014, the Griffins are now involved with Down Syndrome Awareness Group hoping to help make Knoxville a great home for those individuals. 

Professional Focus

IV Sedation, dental implants, pinhole surgical technique and soft-tissue and bone grafting are Dr. Griffin’s areas of focus at Cornerstone Dental Arts. Dr Griffin focuses on making implant therapy a pleasant experience for every patient. When not treating patients at Cornerstone, Dr.Griffin teaches other dentists implant dentistry as a faculty member of the Midwest Implant Institute and director of MII Tennessee.

On Cornerstone

“I love our group. It’s great to meet so many interesting people every day. I truly enjoy spending time with my patients and with my partners and team.”