Dr. Adrienne Joy is a Bay Area native and attended high school locally. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (AB) Degree in Chemistry from Princeton University with a certificate in Materials Science and Engineering. She spent one year doing research at Stanford University, and her work was published in a peer-reviewed journal. Pursuing her passion to help others, she attended dental school and obtained her DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, she was selected to join the Clinical Honors program, which focused on producing highly proficient dental practitioners and future leaders. After spending eight years on the east coast, Dr. Joy returned to San Francisco, where she earned her certificate in orthodontics and Master’s degree from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Her Master’s thesis research involved analyzing changes in airway dimensions in adult orthodontic patients that had premolar extractions compared to those who were treated non-extraction. She was awarded the ADA Foundation/Colgate Research and Hinman Symposium awards for her research. Dr. Joy enjoys staying up to date with the latest advances in orthodontics and teaches part time in the Orthodontics department at the University of the Pacific. She is excited to join Dr. Chong’s practice in serving the local communities and creating beautiful smiles. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, tennis, skiing, and playing the guitar.