Dr. Arlene Joyner

Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

  • Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington D.C.
  • 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
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Faculty at University of Nevada Las Vegas Pediatric Dentistry Residency

Originally from Long Island, New York, Dr. Joyner has been a staple of the Los Angeles Dental Community since 1979. After completing her Pediatric Dental Residency in 1981 and obtaining her Masters of Public Health in 1983, Dr. Joyner worked for the Los Angeles Health Department from 1983 to 1988. During that time, Dr. Joyner opened the office in 1985 in order to provide the highest quality care 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. In 2009, Dr. Joyner began focusing on training the next generation of Pediatric Dentists taking a part-time position as faculty at University of Nevada Las Vegas in the Pediatric Dental Residency. Being very active in various charitable organizations, she devotes the majority of her time 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 recently moved back to LA to join her in practice.

Dr. Brent Tucker

Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

  • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, Nashville, TN
  • Certificate of Completion of Pediatric Dental Residency—Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Board Eligible in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Faculty at Harbor UCLA Medical Center General Practice Residency

Dr. Tucker is a native of the South Bay area. He has been surrounded by dentistry his whole life literally “growing up” in the office watching and learning from his mother, Dr. Joyner. After moving away for college in Virginia, Dr. Tucker found himself living all over; first in Nashville for Dental School, and then Cincinnati for his Pediatric Dental Residency, before finally moving back home to the LA area to join the practice. Dr. Tucker inherited his passion for helping children from his mom and strives to do so daily. In his free time, you’re most likely to catch him watching sports as he is a lifelong Lakers, Rams, and Chargers fan; or at the park with his dogs.