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N Joseph Laborde III, DDS, MMSc

Dr. Joseph Laborde Periodontist

Dr. Laborde is a board certified periodontist and a native of Fort Worth.  He received his specialty training and Masters degree from The Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  As a specialist, his practice is focused on treating periodontal disease and dental implant surgery.  He is on the board of the Fort Worth Dental Society and served as the 2017-2018 president.  He holds several leadership positions in the dental community and feels grateful to work and serve others in a profession that he loves. 


Dr. Laborde is a graduate of Fort Worth Country Day, Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry.  He was drawn to periodontics because he enjoys dental surgery and for his interest in the relationship between gum disease and general health.  While at Harvard, he participated in and published several research projects focused on the connection between diabetes and periodontal disease.  He views periodontics as a field that brings medicine and dentistry together.  Dr. Laborde feels passionately about education and leads a dental study club of 15 other local dentists and specialists.  He also lectures nationally and internationally on periodontics, dental implants and cosmetic gum procedures. 

Dr. Laborde met his wife Elizabeth in dental school.  She is a pediatric dentist currently practicing in Burleson.  They are the proud parents of identical twin sons and recently welcomed a daughter.  It’s a busy time in their lives that doesn’t leave much room for hobbies.  Dr. Laborde is a voracious reader and has become an avid podcast listener.  He’s also a movie and music buff and enjoys playing the guitar.


  • Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

    • Dental License

    • Anesthesia Permit: Level 3 sedation for IV conscious sedation

  • American Heart Association​

    • ACLS and BLS Certification​


  • Texas Dental Association

    • Recipient of Component Society President Award for Serving as President of the Fort Worth Dental Society

    • Nominated by Fort Worth for TDA New Dentist of The Year 2015 and 2017

  • American Academy of Periodontology

    • Research Forum award for Masters Project – 2011

  • Texas Monthly Magazine

    • Top Dentist – 2018

  • Fort Worth Magazine

    • Top Dentist – 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018


  • American Board of Periodontology:  Diplomate Status

  • Fort Worth District Dental Society – President Elect

    • Public Relations Committee: Chair

    • Nominations Committee: Chair

    • Peer Review Committee: Member

  • Spear Dental Study Club:  Club Leader

  • Texas Dental Association:

    • Delegate Representing Fort Worth 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

  • American Dental Association

  • American Board of Periodontology

  • Southwest Society of Periodontists

  • Texas Society of Periodontists

  • Rotary Club of Fort Worth

  • Harvard Alumni Association

  • Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association

Dr. Joseph Laborde with wife and dogs
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