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 I am currently 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 10 years.

         I enjoy working with our team as a chair side assistant and also helping patients with 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 staff and moving into our beautiful new office has been so exciting.

         It has been very rewarding to be a part of making beautiful, healthy smiles!

         My husband Brian and I have two 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.



         I graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College with a certification in Transcription. I have worked in scheduling for eight years.

         I enjoy working with the patients and being up-to-date with the latest in technological advancements.

         In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my two dogs, riding my motorcycle, and reading.

                                                                          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.
As well as being a Registered Dental Hygienist, I also work as a
Dental Assistant at Dr. Joy's .
         Here at Dr. Joy's, I have been given a great opportunity to take part
in many different aspects of dentistry.  I enjoy working with and
educating individuals to help create and maintain healthy, beautiful
smiles.  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.


Kari, R.D.H



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

  I have recently moved back to Hendrum, MN where I was raised.   It is nice to be back where i grew up and have so many great memories.  I am fortunate to be working at Dr. Joy's Dental.  I really like that  and her staff strive to give every patient the best possible experience they can!

My husband and I have two children and enjoy spending time with family and friends!





Sara , Sterilization


I graduated from Hope-Page High School in 2013.

I Enjoy working for Dr. Joy's Dental.

I live in Mayville,  ND.

In my spare time i enjoy spending time with my amazing family, friends and my loving dog!



Emma, front desk assistant


I am a junior at Ada- Borup High School. I would like to go to college for Dental Hygiene.

I enjoy snowmobiling, downhill skiing and rollerblading in my free time.  I also like hanging out with my friends and family. I am also involved in FFA, softball and I take football stats.