So I grew up in northwest Ohio. Life kind of took me a few different places. I’ve lived in Texas, Florida, Connecticut, and dental school brought me back to Ohio. My husband’s job specifically brought us down to the Cincinnati area. He works near the airport. Our original plan, honestly, was after dental school was to move back somewhere warmer, but we fell in love with Cincinnati, and we’ve bought a house here now, and we plan on staying.
So I got into dentistry in a little bit of a nontraditional route. I’ve always wanted a career where I was working directly with people, especially impacting their lives in a positive way. My first career was being a high school math teacher. I love teaching people. Unfortunately, I just realized teaching wasn’t the career for me. So through some research, job shadowing, just kind of digging deeper, I fell into dentistry. And what’s awesome about it is, even though I’m not in a classroom anymore, I get to educate people every day, just in a very different environment.
The most rewarding thing about being a dentist for me is building those relationships with the patients. I think one thing that’s just really awesome is we get to see them typically at least twice a year, sometimes more than that, and it’s great to see them become more comfortable coming to the office. Some patients unfortunately don’t have great dental experiences in the past, and so to be able to change their mindset on coming to the dentist is awesome.
Meet Dr. Joyce Crowe, a Dentist Focused on Exceptional Patient Care
Dr. Joyce Crowe is an Ohio native – she grew up in the small town of Oak Harbor in northwest Ohio. After graduating magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in High School Math Education from Bowling Green State University, she moved to Houston to begin her teaching career. After a few years in the classroom and a lot of thought and consideration, she decided to return to school to become a dentist.
Dr. Joyce attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where she participated in several organizations and held various leadership positions. One of her favorite roles was acting as the co-chair of the dental school’s mentorship program.
In joining Bell Dental Group, Dr. Joyce looks forward to working with a great team and learning from her colleagues. She is dedicated to continuing her education in order to always provide exceptional care to her patients, and keep up with the ever-changing world of dentistry.
Community has always been important to Dr. Joyce, and she is very excited to become a part of her community in Cincinnati. She and her husband, Austin, enjoy exploring Cincinnati’s parks and restaurants. These explorations have become even more exciting over the last couple of years with the addition of their daughter, Lyra.