For Dr. Alec Joy, there is nothing more rewarding than the feeling of relieving a patient’s pain or fixing their smile. So, it’s easy to see why he’s so passionate about dentistry! Originally from St. John, IN, he is proud to now use his education, training, and talent to help patients in and around Franklin Park smile brighter.
Dr. Joy’s start in dentistry began a bit unexpectantly. He got his wisdom teeth removed by a well-known oral surgeon during his undergraduate studies, and he asked him the very same day for a job. He ended up getting hired as a summer intern, exposing him to all different types of surgeries. Even more importantly, he witnessed first-hand the gratitude patients showed after getting the pain-relieving, smile-enhancing care they needed. Initially Dr. Joy wanted to spend his life as an oral surgeon but he chose to become a general dentist so he could see the treatment progress from start to end.
After studying at Purdue University, Dr. Joy attended Midwestern University - Illinois College of Dental Medicine. Of course, his pursuit of learning all about the latest techniques and technologies means his education didn’t end there. Since then, he has completed advanced training in both dental implants and clear aligner orthodontics. Furthermore, he is an active member of several professional organizations, including the:
Dr. Joy and his wife, Anjelica, just welcomed their first daughter in 2022! They also have a Blue Healer/Australian Shepard mix named Macy who they love going on long walks with. When he isn’t at the office or spending time with his family, you’ll most likely find him working out, playing golf, or cheering on the Blackhawks or the Bears. Here’s something you may not know about him: he played Junior A Tier III hockey before attending college.