About Our Doctor

Joseph Hudgins, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Hudgins

Dr. Joseph Hudgins was raised in the Carbondale and Murphysboro area. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1983, his dental degree from Northwestern University in 1987, and his specialty in orthodontics from the University of Nebraska in 1989. After serving in the United States Navy, he returned to the Southern Illinois area to begin his practice in 1992.

The American Board of Orthodontics conferred certification upon Dr. Hudgins during its February/March 2000, Phase III Clinical Examination. He is proud to hold Diplomate status.

Dr. Hudgins is an avid believer in continuing education and always implements the latest in technology into his practice. To stay up-to-date with the latest advancements, he maintains memberships in the American Board of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and the Southern Illinois Dental Society, of which he is a past president.

“I am happy to be from Southern Illinois, live and work here. I believe it is important to be a part of the community and promote civic involvement. I believe it is also important to give back to society, as a whole.”

Therefore Dr. Hudgins provides financial support and donates his personal time to performing arts, such as local high school bands, choirs and theatre programs. He also sponsors sports teams, speech teams, yearbook clubs, boys/girls clubs and scouting programs. He has volunteered with Boy Scouts of America, been a member of the Carbondale Community High School Board of Education, and has served in various positions at his church, First United Methodist Church.

Dr. Hudgins resides in Murphysboro with his wife, Lane, and their sons, Cameron, Drew and Braden. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, waterfowl hunting, boating, golfing, yard work, spectator sports, traveling and skiing.

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