About The Doctor

Meet Doctor Hastings

All professionals at Grelot Orthodontics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Joseph A. Hastings, D.M.D.

Date of birth:

  • April 9, 1954

Marital Status:

  • Married Wife: Laura D. Hastings, D.D. S.

Business Address:


  • High School: East Anchorage High Anchorage, AK
  • College: University of Alaska (1973 - 1975) University of Alabama Birmingham (1975 - 1977) B.S., 1977, with honors
  • Professional School: University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry Birmingham, AL D.M.D., (1977 - 1981), with honors
  • Postdoctoral Training: LSU School of Dentistry New Orleans, LA Certificate in Orthodontics (1982 - 1984)


  • Alabama 3674

Private Practice:

  • Clanton, AL (General Practice, 1981 - 1982)
  • Mobile, AL (Practice limited to Orthodontics, 1984 - present)


  • Electrothermal debracketting in vitro, Part I, 1983
  • Electrothermal debracketting in vivo, Part II, 1984

Professional Organizations And Offices:

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Alabama Dental Association
  • Mobile Area Dental Association
  • Alabama Orthodontic Association
  • Alabama Dental Alumni Association
  • Louisiana Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • Louisiana Orthodontic Alumni Association Past - President
  • Alabama Orthodontic Association Past - President
  • Alabama Dental Alumni Association Past - President
  • Board of Director, Quorum Health Corporation, NYSE (QHC) (4/1/2016 - 7/1/2020)
  • Inducted into the International College of Dentists
  • Board of Director, Community Health Systems, NYSE (CYH) (9/15/2021)

Special Honors And Awards:

  • PHI PHI Chapter Omicron Kappa Upsilon Winner of best clinically oriented table clinic 1978
  • PHI PHI Chapter Omicron Kappa Upsilon 1979
  • PHI PHI Chapter Omicron Kappa Upsilon Winner of best clinically oriented table clinic 1980
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary Scholastic Society 1981
  • Mosby Scholarship Award 1981
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • James P. Bordelon Memorial Award


  • Sheridan, J.J, Brawley, G.L. and Hastings, J.A. Electrothermal debracketting Part I: An in vitro study. Am. J. Orthod. 89:1, 21-27, 1986
  • Sheridan, J.J., Hastings, J.A., and Brawley, G.L. Electrothermal debracketing Part II: An in vivo study. Am. J. Orthod. 89:2, 141-145, 1986
  • Sheridan, J.J., Hastings, J.A. Air-rotor stripping and lower incisor extraction treatment. J. Clin. Orthod. 26:(1)18-22, 1992


  • Instrument Sterilizer, US Patent Number: 5,068,085
  • Articulated Boat Top Assembly, US Patent Number: 6,349,666 B1


  • Recreational activities involve jogging, fishing in Alaska, snow skiing, restoring and working on automobiles, fishing rod building, pottery, bird watching, yard work.