Our Mission

Dr. Joy V. Poskozim and staff are dedicated to provide dental excellence. We are passionate about providing long term solutions for optimal dental health and beauty using modern technology in a warm and friendly environment.

It is our mission to focus heavily on a preventative long-term approach to help keep your natural teeth and gums in top condition and treatment to a minimum. We are highly skilled at dealing with nervous patients and have techniques to care for them and offer a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere only treating one patient at a time. We also offer alternatives and recommend options to help you make an informed decision, but leave the final decision firmly with you. We pride ourselves in continuously educating the whole team and invest in new technology to provide you the best in dental care. Joyful Dental Care was named “2010 Corporate Citizen of the Year” by The Lincolnwood Chamber of Commerce.


Joy Poskozim, DDS, PC

Dr. Joy Poskozim wanted to be a dentist in the eighth grade when she had her braces. She was fascinated by her teeth moving into place to have a nice smile! It took 3.5 years, but once they were off, she knew dentistry was for her. The oldest of four, Dr. Poskozim grew up in Park Ridge and graduated from Maine South in 1990. She then attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI because this college had a dental school on campus. Joy sat in one dental class and was hooked. New York University College of Dentistry became the school for her, staying in New York City for 6 years.

She completed a General Practice Residency in 2000 at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, then worked in Manhattan for one year. After working at various general dental practices in the Chicagoland area for two years, she settled at a family practice in LakeView for four years as a cosmetic dental associate. In 2006, Dr. Poskozim found a practice in the Sauganash area of Chicago on the Northwest Side.

She took over Smile Advisors, the office of Dr. Anthony Coletta. Since her sister is a local pharmacist, her father is a former Northeastern Illinois University Chemistry Professor, and her mother is a substitute teacher for District 219, Dr. Poskozim decided this location to be the best for her and Joyful Dental Care!


James Beard, DDS, MS, Periodontist

My mission in dentistry is to be the ultimate problem solver. With over 30 years experience, my diverse training and clinical background have given me a comprehensive skill set encompassing not just periodontics but all aspects of dental practice. I strive for excellence and ultimate attention to detail in all of the services I provide.

The services I provide transcend traditional periodontal practice by providing comprehensive and innovative solutions for your particular oral health concerns. Personal care is of utmost importance. I will always offer what I believe to be the best plan for your particular needs yet have the flexibility to customize that plan to meet your desires, resources, and time availability. I promise to answer all of your questions, address all of your concerns and provide an optimal solution that you can easily understand. In short, I listen to those that I am privileged to serve. My practice emphasizes dental health and personal integrity. I do not suggest unnecessary treatment and do not employ unproven or trendy methodologies.

I am devoted to preserving and enhancing your oral health by working side by side with your primary dentist. Together we can formulate the most suitable plan and coordinate that treatment to achieve the most favorable outcome. You can be assured that as my patient you will be supported with kindness and respect. I expect to maintain a long term relationship with you as preventive care after treatment is the key to long term well being.