Joy Wang, DMD, MD, MPH

Meet Dr. Wang

Dr. Joy Wang Sunnyvale Oral SurgeonDr. Joy Wang has always been deeply concerned about the welfare of her patients. Her education, formal training, experience, and passion for life-long learning all contribute to giving patients the best possible care. Dr. Joy Wang obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at the University of California, Davis, and her doctorate in dental medicine at Harvard University. While at Harvard, Dr. Wang went overseas for externship training in England as well as two dental training rotations working for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Vietnam & Hong Kong. Her experiences in Asia and her heightened awareness of health care issues, not only abroad, but also within the United States, led her to complete her master’s degree in public health in addition to her doctorate in dental medicine at Harvard.

Dr. Wang then went on to obtain her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her residency in oral & maxillofacial surgery as well as a year of general surgery training. After her residency training, Dr. Wang went into private practice and currently has an oral surgery practice in Sunnyvale, California.

Call Sunnyvale Office Phone Number 408-736-4332 to make an appointment with Dr. Wang.

Dr. Wang is Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and has been published in various publications, including the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, the journal published by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. She enjoys learning about new techniques, developments and products for the improvement of dental care for her patients and imparting that knowledge to other oral surgeons and dentists through the lectures she gives at various study club meetings.

Dr. Wang is passionate about food and loves to eat. Luckily, in the Bay Area, it is easy to find many delicious organic and locally sustainable foods. Click here to find her selections of some local post-surgical food options.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Doctor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
1999
Master of Public Health
Harvard School of Public Health
1995
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
1995
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
University of California, Davis
1990

Licenses and Certifications

American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Certification
California Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Permit
California Medical License
Michigan Dental License
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Experience & Training

Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Senior level operating and management of the oral and maxillofacial surgical patient.
1995-2002
Resident, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Operating and management of patients in general surgery and in surgical sub-specialties (cardiac, oncology, organ transplantation, plastic, pediatric and trauma).
1999-2000
International Exchange in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12 week exchange rotation in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, England.
1998
Alpha Omega International Externship
Four week oral surgery rotation at Eastman Hospital & King’s College Hospital, London, England.
1994
United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Two 12-week dental rotations in Vietnamese Detainees Camps, Hong Kong, China and Hospital of Stomatology, Hanoi, Vietnam.
1992-1993
  • Hong Kong: Project in establishing a preventive dental program for Vietnamese children.
  • Vietnam: Instructor at the dental school in Hanoi teaching restorative dentistry with 3-M composite material.

Honors and Awards

  • International College of Dentists – Outstanding Achievement in Dentistry
1995
  • American Association of Dental Schools – Warner Lambert Preventive Dentistry Scholarship
1994
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – Undergraduate Research Grant
1994
  • Alpha Omega Scholarship
1994
  • Emma Gildersleeve-Lane Scholarship – Harvard University
1993
  • Paul Dudley White Scholarship – Harvard School of Medicine
1992
  • Phi Mu Epsilon
1990

Publications

Wang, J.; Ahani, A.; Pogrel, M.A. A 5 Year Retrospective Study of Treatment and Management of Odontogenic Maxillofacial Infections. Intl Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2005 Sep; 34(6): 646-9.

Goodger, N.; Wang, J.; Smagalski, G.; Hepworth, B. Methyl Methacrylate Space-maintainer in Primary Surgery for Mandibular Reconstruction after Tumor Ressection. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2005 Jul; 63(7):1048-51.

Goodger, N.; Wang, J.; Pogrel, M.A. Palatal and Nasal Necrosis Resulting from Cocaine Abuse. British Journal of Dentistry. 2005 Mar; 198:333-4.

Wang, J.; Goodger, N.; Pogrel, M.A. A Method of Invaginating the Facial Vein for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Repair. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2003 Jul; 61(7):848-9.

Wang, J.; Goodger, N.; Pogrel, M.A. Osteonecrosis of the Jaws Associated with Cancer Chemotherapy. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2003 Sep; 61(9):1104-7.

Goodger, N.; Wang, J.; Pogrel, M.A. The Role of Tongue Reduction. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003 Mar; 95(3):269-73.

August, M.; Wang, J.; Plante, D.; Wang, C. Complications Associated with Therapeutic Neck Radiation. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 1996 Dec; 54(12):1409-1415

Wang, J.; Smith, R. Complications and Implications of Body Piercing in the Head and Neck. Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery, Lippincott.

Lectures

“Advance Cardiac Life Support,” Department of Anesthesia, California Pacific Medical Center, May 2002

“Antibiotic Update: Pediatric dentistry,” Santa Clara Pediatric Dental Society, September 2002

Atrophic Mandible Reconstruction,” University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Grand Rounds, February 1996.

“Bisphosphonate Complications,” Northern California Dental Research Study Club, March 2009

“Bone Grafting In Implant Dentistry,” University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Implant Conference, October 2001.

“Dental Implant Seminar,” Silicon Valley OMS event, May 2003

“Hands on Bone Grafting,” Silicon Valley OMS event, June 2011

“Implant Dentistry Update”, Silicon Valley OMS event, May 2004

“Implant Parts & Pieces,” Silicon Valley OMS event, May 2008

“Management of Facial Lacerations,” University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Grand Rounds, November 2000.

“Management of Medical & Dental Emergencies in the Office,” Silicon Valley Dental Study Club, March 2005

“Maxillofacial Trauma: Management of Midfacial Injuries,” University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Grand Rounds, July 2001.

“Maxillofacial Trauma with Implant Reconstruction,” University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Implant Conference, September 2001.

“Nasal Reconstruction with Rib Grafts,” CALAOMS Resident Night Conference, February 2002.

“Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The Scope of Practice,” University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Dental Hygiene School, January 2002.

“Oral Implants in the Young Patient,” University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Implant Conference, August 2001.

“Postoperative Pain Control,” Santa Clara Dental Society & the Chinese Study Club, March 2003

“Sinus Lift in Implant Dentistry,” University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Implant Conference, July 2001.

Surgical Management of Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck,” University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Grand Rounds, June 1999.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Board Certified)
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • California Dental Anesthesia Board Examiner (2006-present)
  • Santa Clara Dental Society
  • Continuing Education Chairperson (2008-09)
  • Silicon Valley Dental Study Club
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • International Team for Implantology
  • International Academy of Ceramic Implantology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Northern California Taiwanese Medical Association (President – 2012)

Languages

Native fluency in English and Mandarin; conversant in Cantonese and Spanish.
Call Sunnyvale Office Phone Number 408-736-4332 to make an appointment with Dr. Wang at our Sunnyvale office.