Joy Millis is the foremost authority on the business of implant dentistry, with a unique combination of specialty and general practice expertise. As a professional speaker and trusted advisor, Joy helps dental professionals accelerate the implementation of their strategic goals and objectives. She is an innovator in practice development solutions, influencing patients to receive quality dental care, getting paid without insurance interference, developing referral relationships and recovering lost patients.
Joy came to the profession of dentistry at the age or 15, filling in for dental team members where her mother served as a receptionist. Joy’s personal life was changed through orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. Implant
dentistry was introduced to Joy in 1978, when she joined a practice investigating the service. Moving from surgical assistant to administrator, Joy skillfully developed the marketing, management and communication
systems for the practice that quickly became a training center for doctors from all parts of the globe. Joy’s business expertise and hands-on knowledge enhances the value that she brings to the platform as well
as in the private practice setting. As one doctor stated, “Apart from her abundant enthusiasm, what sets Joy apart from the myriad of other speakers that can talk the talk–Joy has walked the walk!” For over 20 years, Joy has taught the business of implant dentistry as a visiting faculty member for continuing education at Georgia Regents University, The University of Texas Health Science Center and Oregon Health Science Center.
Joy is the proud recipient of the Seattle Study Club 2006 Charlie English Community Education Award. Her 20-year Seattle Study Club relationship has included giving the Symposium opening keynote, several breakout sessions, emceeing the Symposium, along with providing presentations for over 200 Seattle Study Club events, with clubs requesting that she return again and again.