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. After college, she spent one year doing research at Stanford University. 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 received awards from the ADA Foundation/Colgate Research group, Hinman Symposium, and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics for her research.
Dr. Joy enjoys staying up to date with the latest advances in orthodontics, and she is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the orthodontics department at the University of the Pacific. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, tennis, skiing, and playing the guitar.