Joy Poskozim, DDS, FSCDA
Our geriatric communities are underserved. Especially those patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, or who are otherwise homebound, in residential care or assisted living communities.
Through geriatric house call dentistry, clinicians provide dental care when, where and how it meets the individual patient’s needs. Joy V. Poskozim DDS FSCDA, a general dentist and national speaker teaches dental and medical audiences what they need to know and what they need to do to provide mobile dental care to patients in the comfort of their home environments.
Joy’s true passion is being an advocate for the geriatric population. She is the dental director for several nursing care facilities as well as a house call dentist. She has been in private practice for over 20 years, practicing integrative health general dentistry at her office on the northwest side of Chicago, and has been performing dental procedures on the home-bound for 10 years. Through this experience Dr. Poskozim has earned her Fellowship with the Special Care Dental Association Geriatric Council.
Joy has been treating senior community residents in the comfort of their own rooms for over ten years. During this time, not only has she been making house calls across Chicagoland, but also educating certified nursing assistants, caregivers, nurses, and administrators. Dr. Poskozim has written extensively on the subject of geriatric house call dentistry.
Joy is a 1990 graduate of Marquette University, and New York University College of Dentistry in 1994. She completed a GPR from Woodhull Medical Center in 2000 where she was awarded Resident of the Year.