Joy Rathnam

Hygienist


Personal Biography

Joy has been practicing as a hygienist since 2001. She and her husband have two children, Julia and Joshua. In her spare time, she enjoys playing outdoor sports, road biking, and music.

BS

Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA

Certifications

CPR, laser, nitrous

Quotes

“As my patient, you can expect a thorough and gentle exam using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. I want you to feel comfortable with both your treatment and your mouth. Together we will help you achieve improved oral health and the beautiful smile you deserve. I want to exceed your expectations and be your hygienist for life!”

Personal Favorites

Joy’s favorite TV shows are Modern Family, House of Cards, and New Girl.

Patient Impact

"During my training, I had the privilege of doing mission work in Belize. The last day we were there, the employees had their chance of getting their dental work done as well. One girl, whom I'll never forget, was so afraid to smile, let alone talk because of her severe halitosis. It turned out the patient had never had her teeth cleaned and she was 27 yrs old. After treating her periodontal disease, I followed up with the patient when I had returned home. The patient did extremely well and said all her friends were commenting on how much happier she was. Now, 8 years later, she is married and has 2 wonderful kids."

Awards

Service learning award at Loma Linda University (2001)