Who is Dr. Joy?

Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH is the founder of Dr. Joy, RDH and the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner.

What is Dr. Joy, RDH?

Dr. Joy, RDH was created to advance the art and science of dental hygiene through continuing education, research, content creation, and product testing.

She's Strategic

Dr. Joy’s career began with trips to the dentist office as a little girl in her native Washington, D.C. Unlike most children, Dr. Joy looked forward to every trip to the dentist; she loved that her dentist looked like her. It allowed her to envision a future with a job she loved that also helped others put their best smile forward.


Her dental visits would eventually turn into a position as a front desk receptionist at the very office she grew up visiting at the age of 16 years. She learned the ins and outs of the industry and quickly realized that her original major in college, accounting, would not support her mission to help others in the ways a career as an oral health professional could. With the encouragement of her favorite dentist and mentor, she switched her focus and never looked back.

She Takes Command

She is the co-founder of JELL-EdTM, an educational consulting company designed to bridge the gap between instruction and the instructor.

Dr. Joy is a professional speaker and published author. She has presented continuing education courses nationally and internationally in the areas of instrumentation, ultrasonics, infection control, nutrition and biochemistry, and dentinal hypersensitivity, along with her signature keynotes, Confidence and Courage and Diversity of Culture, Diversity of Thought, Diversity of Action.

Dr. Joy is an active member of:

The American Academy of Oral Systemic Health- Active Member

The American Dental Education Association- Active Member

The American Academy of Dental Hygienists- Serves on the governing council

The American Dental Hygienists' Association- Active Member 

The Maryland Dental Action Coalition-Serves as Treasurer

The Maryland State Board of Dentistry-Serves on the board


"Educator, writer, researcher, CEO, dental hygienist, wife, mother...she’s a whole vibe!"

When Dr. Joy isn’t mentoring other dental professionals, she enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her four children in their various extracurricular activities. Volunteering at the local Boys & Girls Club and serving in executive board positions and collaborative administrative roles fulfills her need to be involved in the community she loves.

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