Back in high school, I knew I wanted to do something in healthcare to help people, but I knew I didn’t wanna be a doctor. And so I just kind of looked around in the medical field and dentistry caught my eye. And I had a neighbor that was a dentist and so I started shadowing him and just fell in love. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to be a dentist and that’s what I’ve worked for.
I think the most rewarding thing for me is just seeing how your patient’s countenance can change. You know, either their smile is crooked, or it’s stained, and they just want a new smile, and giving them that new smile is super rewarding.
And we’ve had patients before that, you know, they won’t smile and then when they check out, they’re checking out smiling, and they’re all excited and they’ll tell us “I haven’t been able to smile in over 10 years or 5 years,” or whatever it is and just super excited about that.
I think the other thing is just being able to help patients get out of pain. You know, we see a lot of same-day treatment, patient comes in with a tooth hurting and we’re able to get them out of pain. I think those two things are probably my top rewarding aspects of dentistry.
Meet Dr. Joseph Day, a Caring Dentist for All Your Smile Care Needs
Dr. Joseph Day received his bachelor’s degree in human biology from Utah State University and then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He is proficient in all aspects of dentistry, including restorative dentistry, crown and bridge procedures, root canals, implant restoration, cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery procedures. His favorite part of dentistry is getting to interact with his patients and getting to know them on a personal level.
Dr. Day is married to his beautiful wife, Susan, and together they enjoy camping, hiking, playing board games, and watching movies. Dr. Day’s hobbies also include pickleball, disc golf, working in the yard, and watching sports.