Meet Our Cosmetic Scottsdale Dentist
Dr. Joy Collier
Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, Dr. Joy Collier moved to California in 1994. She began her undergraduate work at San Jose State University and after completing two years, was granted early admission to University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. Collier graduated in 2002 with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.
After graduation, Dr. Collier relocated to Virginia Beach, VA, and practiced there for three years. Then, a move to Washington State in 2005 afforded Dr. Collier the opportunity to open a private practice. Pouring her heart into her work, Dr. Collier grew her office into a thriving cosmetic and family dental practice. Several years later, Dr. Collier made the difficult decision to sell her practice and leave Washington for the sunnier, warmer climate of Arizona. Dr. Collier joined Desert Vista Dental in 2009 and became a partner in 2010. Through advanced continuing education and hard work, Dr. Collier is climbing to the top of her profession. In 2013, she was named a Top Dentist by Phoenix Magazine in the category of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Collier was again recognized as a Top Dentist in 2014 for both General and Cosmetic Dentistry.
What makes Dr. Collier a great dentist? Dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence, Dr. Collier has taken continuing education courses at Spear Education, the renowned center in Scottsdale that provides outstanding coursework from a highly respected faculty. She has earned certificates in laser therapy and Invisalign clear braces, and Dr. Collier has also received advanced training in CEREC technology and accumulated numerous continuing education hours in cosmetic dentistry.
Most importantly, she truly loves helping her patients allay their dental fears through kindness, understanding, and a gentle touch. Dr. Collier’s compassionate approach allows patients to achieve their goal of optimal oral health and a fantastic smile without medication or heavy sedation. Using a team approach of specialists and multiple facets of dentistry to accomplish patient goals, Dr. Collier is ready and prepared to treat all of the dental concerns of patients who come to her office in Goodyear.
Dr. Collier’s passion is transforming smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Small changes can make a big difference, and she finds great satisfaction when she’s able to makeover a patient’s appearance, whether it’s replacing an old metal filling with tooth-colored alternatives, or revitalizing front teeth with porcelain veneers. It’s a remarkably rewarding experience to share such an enduring and life-changing event with a patient, especially when they see their new smile for the first time. Dr. Collier even voluntarily conducts oral cancer screenings to help fellow Arizonans avoid serious illness.
Dr. Collier has two beautiful, young daughters that are the light of her life. When she’s not treating patients at our Goodyear dental practice, you’ll find Dr. Collier taking part in Pilates and spending as much time as possible with her wonderful family. She recently started taking ukulele lessons with her eldest daughter, and she is currently the troop leader of a Junior Girl Scout Troop that she started in 2013.