Dr. Joyce Bassett

March 21, 2012

Dr. Joyce Bassett operates a solo practice in Scottsdale, Ariz. and recently was inducted into the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. She feels very gratified when she creates restorations that look beautiful, are functional, and long-lasting. “I like it when I’m done with a case and then I see it six months or even 25 years later and see how well it has lasted and changed a person’s life,” Dr. Bassett said.

Dr. Joyce Bassett operates a solo practice in Scottsdale, Ariz. and recently was inducted into the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. She feels very gratified when she creates restorations that look beautiful, are functional, and long-lasting.

“I like it when I’m done with a case and then I see it six months or even 25 years later and see how well it has lasted and changed a person’s life,” Dr. Bassett said.

She also is Accredited in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, a member of the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and a mentor for the KOIS Center.

Dr. Bassett became interested in teaching after taking the initial esthetic continuums courses in the late 1990s. At the time, she felt she would have learned easier and quicker if there had been more women teaching. As a result, she created a teaching facility and dedicated it to Women Teaching Women.
Over the years it has evolved into the aesthetic continuum for the A.J. Stills dental school. Her patients are a mix of the CASS homeless shelter and the

AACD Give Back A Smile survivors of domestic violence.
The greatest challenge of her work is managing the day-to-day activities of the office. The most rewarding is the diagnosis and treatment planning of complex cases and finding the most minimally invasive treatment plan possible for her patients.