Dr. Arlene M. Joyner Is Passionate About Her Patients

Dr. Joyner has been a staple of the Los Angeles dental community since 1979. She opened our dental practice in 1985 to provide the highest quality care and service to children in the Los Angeles area. Having completed her fellowship training with a focus on special needs children, Dr. Joyner has a distinct interest in treating special needs patients, particularly children with autism.

Patients love Dr. Joyner because of the amount of time she spends with them and because she is truly caring and builds trust in her patient relationships. Her favorite part of her job is turning a fearful child into one who loves to come to the dentist with no fear at all.

Being very active in various charitable organizations, Dr. Joyner devotes much of her time to mentoring and caring for underserved children in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas. She has two children – a daughter, Brooke, and Dr. Brent Tucker, her son who has joined her in practice here at Hawthorne Smile Spa. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, walking, and traveling.

Dr. Joyner’s credentials include:

  • DDS – Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC
  • Certificate of Completion of Pediatric Dental Residency – University of California Los Angeles
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry – University of California Los Angeles
  • Master of Public Health – University of California Los Angeles
  • Diplomate – American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Faculty – University of Nevada, Las Vegas Pediatric Dentistry Residency