We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I love getting to know our wonderful patients while I’m caring for their oral health. Each of them has fascinating stories to share and I’m always honored when they choose to confide in me. We develop real relationships and many of my patients have become my friends. I look forward to their visits and catching up on what’s been happening in their lives. My work day is very patient-focused, as I spend time cleaning their teeth and educating them about good oral health choices and practices. It’s important for patients to understand the connection between having a healthy mouth and having a healthy body. I teach them how to make healthy nutritional decisions, about smoking cessation, and the right way to keep one’s teeth and gums healthy between cleanings through the best home care routines. Away from work, I love spending time with my husband and I’m a big basketball fan.
The fact that all the work done within our doors really helps great people, means I love my job. It’s also wonderful, being the doctor’s husband, that I get to see my wife doing something that she’s excellent at and passionate about. The care she provides for our patients, and the team she has built, are inspiring. I oversee all that happens in the office, and make sure that everything is perfect for our patients. After all, we are here to serve and care for them, and we can only do that if everything is well-coordinated and we’re able to do our jobs without distraction or feeling pushed for time. Away from work, I love spending time with my two sons and my wife. I also am a big fan of the Golden State Warriors and all sorts of athletics.
My favorite part of my day is getting to know our patients. Each is a unique individual, and learning about their lives on a personal level is wonderful. Every patient is valued here, and our whole team will do whatever is necessary to make sure they have an excellent experience while visiting us. Patients reward us with their thanks and their smiles, and by bringing in their family members to see us, in addition to referring their friends. What higher praise could we ask for? My day is spent interacting with patients, whether I’m scheduling them for appointments, greeting them as they enter and saying good-bye as they leave, or answering our phones. Each exchange is delightful. As for my personal life, I recently became engaged to be married and I’m a huge Disney fan.
Registered Dental Hygienist
When I am able to educate a patient about dental hygiene, as well as the importance of taking care of their teeth, and I see the healthy changes in their mouth at their next visit, I can’t help but smile. It’s so rewarding to help people, and I know that having great oral health really makes a difference in a person’s life. I especially like working with our younger patients, showing them how to properly floss and brush, and also how to make healthy decisions and establish good habits, which will keep their mouth healthy and their teeth strong for life. In addition to providing oral hygiene education, I also perform routine and deep dental cleanings, which helps to improve a patient’s overall dental health. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me spending time with my family. My husband of many years and I just had our very first child, a son, and I love caring for him and watching him grow.
Dental Assistant / Back Office
The best part of my day is making sure that each patient is comfortable and that all their needs are met while they’re here with us. Having a patient give me a big smile and thank me after treatment is finished, is incredibly rewarding. I love being able to help patients, especially those who are a little worried about their procedure. I reassure and encourage them, and I distract them with jokes and encourage them to talk with me about their lives. My work duties include sterilizing our equipment and instruments, and setting up our rooms in preparation for patient treatment. I also assist our doctor as she cares for each patient, making sure that she has everything she needs at hand, while talking with the patient to make sure that they’re relaxed. I keep the patients updated as to what the doctor is doing and how much progress is being made. I am known as “the joker” in our practice, and I love making people laugh!
IT / Technical Support
I love the challenges of keeping our network up and running. It is essential for our office that our computers, software, and other technologies are functioning properly, so our team can concentrate on caring for the patients, rather than arguing with a machine. My work allows everything to move efficiently and smoothly, to the benefit of all. I am the youngest in our office, and I’m also Dr. Joy’s oldest son. I’m a tech-savvy person and I enjoy working on computers, so this is a great job for me. Outside the office, I’m a professional photographer, and I enjoy shooting weddings, parties, and portraits.