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Meet the Team


Karla, R.D.H.


         I graduated from Ada-Borup High School in 1993 and North Dakota State College of Science in 1997 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. I am certified in administering local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. I have had the privilege of practicing with Dr. Joy since 1997. I love being a dental hygienist and all of the many rewards that come with serving patients and helping them achieve total health, including great oral health. I really enjoy the relationships that come with the continued care of patients.

         Dr. Joy's Dental Clinic is a very family friendly practice with emphasis on care from age two to ninety-two. We strive to accommodate your families growing needs and work with your schedule to achieve optimal oral health. We have the latest in technologies and staying abreast of the highest standards in patient care. I attend many continuing education courses to stay current in the most recent advances in research. Orthodontics has also been very rewarding as patients see their smiles change.

         I have been an active member of the North Dakota Dental Hygienists' Association since graduation. I have held several state offices including secretary, president elect, president, past president, and Delegate for the American Dental Hygienists' Association. I was awarded NDDHA 2007 Outstanding Dental Hygienist.

         I look forward to helping you keep your smile shining!


 Julie, L.D.A.


             In 1977 I graduated from North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota. I have worked with Dr. Joy's Dental Clinic for over 18 years.

         I enjoy working with our team as a  Licensed and Registered Dental assistant and also helping patients with scheduling and treatment plans/financial arrangements.

         We offer the highest technology and pride ourselves on giving our patients the very best service.

         Working with Dr. Joy and our team is motivating and exciting. It has been very rewarding to be a part of making beautiful, healthy smiles!

         My husband Brian and I have three children and a golden retriever, Maui. I love to spend time with my family and friends. We like to travel and downhill snow ski when we can.

    Tessa, R.D.H  


         I graduated in 2006 from M-State, Moorhead, with a Diploma in Medical
Secretary and in 2012 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene.
In addition to being a Registered Dental Hygienist, on a daily basis, I work with Dr. Joy as an assistant.
         Here at Dr. Joy's, I have been given a great opportunity to take part
in many different aspects of dentistry, including orthodontics.  I enjoy working with and
educating individuals to help create and maintain healthy, beautiful
I am thankful to work in an office with up-to-date
technology, a warm-friendly environment, and a full staff who
genuinely care for each person's long-term health. I am excited to be
a member of Dr. Joy's team and look forward to visit with you at your
next appointment.
My husband and I are locals to the area, so it is wonderful to see and chat with familiar faces.  Together we have 2 beautiful daughters that keep us busy.


Kari, R.D.H  


I graduated from Moorhead State with an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. 

  I've worked at Dr. Joy's since 2014. It is nice to work where I grew up and be able to give back to the community and surrounding areas through my career as a dental hygienist at Dr. Joy's. Looking forward to seeing you at your next hygiene appointment!

 Emma, front desk assistant


I graduated from Ada-Borup High School in 2016. I am currently attending the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks majoring in Marketing and Communications.

I work at Dr. Joy's during the summer months as the front desk assistant. Working at Dr. Joy's has been a great experience and I have enjoyed getting to know what goes on behind the scenes of a dental office.

In my free time I enjoy watching movies, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.


Kari, R.D.H.


I graduated from the M-State, Moorhead, in 2014 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. The most rewarding part of my career is having the opportunity to not only be able to clinically treat patients with hygienic care, but I also get to be apart of restorative work as well! I am very fortunate to work with the newest technology and I'm very excited to show my patients how enjoyable a dental visit can be!



Taylor, R.D.H.

I graduated from Turtle Lake - Mercer High School in 2012 and North Dakota State College of Science in 2015 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene as well as a Liberal Arts Degree. I am also certified in administering local anesthesia & nitrous oxide. 

I enjoy being able to experience many different aspects of dentistry at Dr. Joy's as I provide care as a hygienist as well as an assistant.

I love spending time with my fiancé, family, friends, and my dog Scout. My favorite leisure activities include snowboarding, ice fishing, golfing, and spending time at the lake.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!


Taylor W, Reception

I graduated from Northern Cass High School in 2010. I am currently going to Rasmussen College to get my

Associates degree in Business Management.

I am eager to finish my degree in order to bring more assets to our team at Dr. Joy's. My boyfriend and I recently moved to Halstad and are working on renovating our new house. In my free time I enjoy playing volleyball, cooking, and watching Netflix.


Julia B, Sterilization

I graduated from Ada- Borup High School in 2016. I am currently attending Concordia College in Moorhead majoring in Biology. I work at Dr. Joy's during the summer months doing mainly sterilization and lab work as well as many other little jobs around the office. Ever since 6th grade when I got braces, I have been fascinated by the field of dentistry and I dream of being a dentist myself one day. In my free time I enjoy shopping, going to the lake, and being with friends and family.

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