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.
Dr. Joyce Crowe is the most recent addition to Bell Dental Group, joining as an associate dentist. An Ohio native, she grew up in the small town of Oak Harbor in northwest Ohio. After graduating magna cum laude with her Bachelors 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. While at OSU, she had the opportunity to participate in an elective with pediatric dentistry to gain more experience providing dental care to children, as well as participating in Give Kids A Smile. She has also completed treatment and coursework to become Invisalign certified.
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 looks forward to becoming involved with volunteer opportunities as well as further exploring the city with her husband. She and her husband have joined the Cincinnati Rowing Club through their Learn to Row program. They have two Australian Shepherds, Porter and Ethyl, and enjoy spending time with them hiking or playing at the dog park.