Meet Dr. Christopher Joy

In practice since 1981, Dr. Joy combines experience with a passion for excellence. He and his seasoned team strive to provide the best possible care in a comfortable and fun environment. Dr. Joy has extensive experience in full mouth reconstruction providing the best esthetic and functional outcomes. He continually strives to improve his knowledge and skills by pursuing post-graduate continuing education in all aspects of aesthetic and restorative dentistry, averaging 150 hours a year.

He incorporates the latest technology in all aspects of his treatment and works with a talented team of specialists to ensure the best long-term outcomes for his patients.

Dr. Joy and his dental assistant Cammie enjoy volunteering at CDA Cares which provides dental services at no charge to an average of 1,950 people at each event.  CDA Cares serves as a safety net for many people needing relief from the pain and infection of untreated dental disease. It is a very worthwhile and fulfilling cause.

In his spare time, Dr. Joy enjoys playing recreational and competitive tennis, squash, skiing, and hiking. Photography is a passion he shares with his patients by displaying his National Geographic quality photos on monitors in the office.


San Francisco Veteran’s Administration Hospital, General Practice Residency -1981

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine- 1980, Graduated number 4 out of 165 in his class

Matthew Cryer Honor Society – the highest academic honor at Penn Dental Medicine, awarded to the top ten students in each class after the first two years

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society (Phi Beta Kappa of Dental School) - Physiology / Pharmacology Prize

American Academy of Dental Radiology Prize

  University of California, Santa Cruz, BA with Honors in Biology

Lawrenceville School


Current President Mid-Peninsula Dental Society

Member American Dental Association

Member California Dental Association

Clinical Director for Palo Alto Study Club

Member Seattle Study Club

Sustaining Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Member CEREC Doctors


Past Clinical Instructor at UCSF Dental School

Clinical Instructor at Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program

Lecturer in General Dentistry at Foothill College Dental Assisting Program

Board of Directors Foothill College Dental Assisting/ Hygiene Program


The Seattle Study Club Journal Volume 19, Issues 2 & 3

Clinical Treatment Planning - Case 80

Active Clinical Treatment – Case 80


668 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone: (650) 324-8360


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