Dr. Joy Poskozim, DDS, PC

17 Years
Experience

Locations

Joyful Dental Care
6314 North Cicero Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm  
Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Biography

Dr. Joy Poskozim wanted to be a dentist in the eighth grade when she had her braces. She was fascinated by her teeth moving into place to have a nice smile! It took 3.5 years, but once they were off, she knew dentistry was for her. The oldest of four, Dr. Poskozim grew up in Park Ridge and graduated from Maine South in 1990. She then attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI because this college had a dental school on campus. Joy sat in one dental class and was hooked. New York University College of Dentistry became the school for her, staying in New York City for 6 years. She completed a General Practice Residency in 2000 at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, then worked in Manhattan for one year. After working at various general dental practices in the Chicago land area for two years, she settled at a family practice in LakeView for four years as a cosmetic dental associate. In 2006, Dr. Poskozim found a practice in the Sauganash area of Chicago on the Northwest Side.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

What is it that you want from your smile? Because we treat one patient at a time, you can trust that our staff goes out of their way to make sure you feel welcomed and listened to.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

One cannot build a house in sand. This applies to dentistry with the supporting structures of the teeth: gums and bone. I stress the importance of overall health, including screening for sleep apnea, laser treatment to reduce the bacteria that causes gum disease, and saliva testing to provide an earlier and more specific diagnosis of gum disease before tooth pain or loss.

What are you proud of in your practice?

We provide a calm and relaxed environment for patients who may feel anxious about treatment or are phobic of dentists. We will do all we can to relieve you of any anxiety or fear that you may be experiencing.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

I got into dentistry because of my unhappy smile. I thoroughly enjoy helping people feel good about their smiles, performing individual procedures to achieve what they are looking for -- happy, healthy smiles!

Offered Services 16 Services

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Gum Surgery Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Gum Surgery Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Languages Spoken

English