She has been in the dental field for over 27 years, twenty of those as a highly engaged and well-known RDH in the Washington Metropolitan area.
As a native Washingtonian, Joy graduated from Howard University in 1997 as President of her class. She immediately went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Maryland, Dental School, a Masters of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in Forensic Investigative Science, and a Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University with a focus in education in health care.
She is currently a part-time faculty member at Fortis College in Landover, MD, where she teaches preclinical instrumentation, nutrition, and biochemistry, community health, and process of care.
Joy also serves as a Consultant Examiner for the CDCA, SRTA, and CITA examination boards. Dr. Joy is a member of The American Academy of Dental Hygienists, The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, The Association of Interdisciplinary Doctors of Health Science, The American Dental Education Association, The American Dental Hygienists Association, The Maryland Dental Action Coalition, and The Maryland Dental Hygienists Association where she serves as President-Elect. Dr. Joy, RDH is also a Key Opinion Leader for Parkell.
In her spare time, Joy enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her four children in their various extracurricular activities. Volunteering at the local boys and girls club and serving