Welcoming New Faculty: Joy Wang
Joy K. Wang, D.D.S., M.S., joined the UF Department of Restorative Dental Sciences in July 2017 as a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Prosthodontics. She earned her dental degree in 2013 from the State University of New York University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine; her master’s degree and a certificate in prosthodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry in 2016; and a certificate in oral oncology and maxillofacial prosthetics in 2017 from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Wang worked in prosthetics as a dental technician before attending dental school and has been a member of the American College of Prosthodontists since 2013. She is also a member of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and the International Anaplastology Association.
Wang will split most of her time between teaching in the predoctoral and the prosthodontics residency program, and providing patient care in the college’s UF Health Faculty Dental Practice, in addition to working on clinical and translational research projects.
* Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. The term “prostho” means replacement and “dontist” refers to teeth. A prosthodontist can help if something needs to be repaired or replaced in your mouth, whether you have one missing tooth, several missing teeth or need all of your teeth and gums replaced.