Joyce Lam, D.D.S.



Thanks for visiting SJ Dental’s website.  I wanted to introduce myself and let you know more about my background, interests and various endeavors.


My name is Joyce Lam and I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from SUNY Stony Brook, I went on to attend University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where I was granted an academic scholarship.  Since that time, I’ve been a practicing dentist and am passionate about my work with patients each and every day.

I hold dental licensure in the following states:

  • California (Lic #60636)
  • New York (Lic #056998)

I am a proud member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Santa Clara County Dental Society (SCCDS)

I enjoy being an active member of the community and giving back when and where I can.  Within the Santa Clara County Dental Society, I am a contributing member of the Continuing Education Committee, Community Relations Committee, New Professionals Committee, Website Committee, and Women in Dentistry Committee.

My Personal Interests

I am a dedicated foodie and I’m also obsessed with nutrition, working out and bolstering my language skills.  In addition to obviously speaking English, I speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin, knows hints of French, can order tea in German, greet you in Japanese and thank you in all the above mentioned languages, including Spanish.

Volunteer Involvements

I’m committed to being a healthcare provider and helping people. I do this by giving back to communities near and far. The following are volunteer trips I have been a part of:

  • April 2013: Los Medicos Voladores (The Flying Doctors) trip to Villa Hidalgo, Mexico
  • January 2014: Humanitarian trip to the Philippines post-Typhoon Haiyan. (Remote Area Medical).  After this natural disaster, the region was dealing with a crisis of epic proportions.
  • Upcoming August 2014: Los Medicos Voldares (The Flying Doctors) trip to Guatemala

I definitely found my first two experiences exceptionally rewarding and look forward to making many more trips in the future!

Being a dentist brings me a great deal of joy.  I am passionate about bringing peace to others by improving their overall health and well-being.  Feel free to reach out and ask me any questions you may have.  I look forward to hearing from you.