Dr. James Joy
  • Dr. James Joy, President

    Dr. James Joy was born and raised in the small farm town of Humeston, located in south central Iowa. As the son of farming parents, James did all the things most farm kids would do, helping out around the farm, like growing corn and soybeans, bailing hay as well as raising cattle and sheep.                                                                   

    James completed his undergraduate studies at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and then attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he graduated in 1988. He completed a one-year hospital-based General Practice Residency with the V.A. Hospital and the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.

    James and his wife, Carolyn, came to Hartselle in 1989 when he joined the dental practice of Dr. Roland King.  The following year, James took over the practice and has been practicing dentistry in the same location ever since. Dr. Joy and Carolyn, currently a Kroger pharmacist in Decatur, have two children.

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