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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 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.

    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! 

 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.


Kari, R.D.H.


I graduated from Moorhead High in 2010 and then Moorhead Tech School in 2014 with an Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. The most rewarding part of my job is to help patients get their health back on track and seeing their excitement as they pass personal milestones in their oral health!

I am recently engaged so I spend most of my time wedding planning right now! The big day is in July 2016, and I'm excited to start my life journey with my future life partner! In my down time I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephew as well as play with our family dog, Bounty.


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.

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. As a new graduate, I am eager to continue learning and improving my knowledge and skills both chair-side as well as in the classroom at continuing education courses.

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

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


Katie, Reception


I graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2008. I enjoy working for Dr. Joy's Dental and learning all the things behind the scenes in dentistry.

I live on a farm by Cummings, ND with my husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.


Taylor W, Reception


Julia B, Sterilization