Meet the Doctors

Pediatric Dentist Joy Phelps, DMD, MS

Phelps Family-1044Dr. Joy Phelps was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and then completed her undergraduate education at North Carolina State University. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Biological Sciences, she attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While a dental student she completed rotations in community health dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and pediatric dentistry. Her passion for providing children a happy dental experience prompted her to return to Virginia for her two year postdoctoral residency in pediatric dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University where she also earned a Master’s of Science Degree. Dr. Phelps has practiced pediatric dentistry for 15 years.

Dr. Phelps is a board certified Pediatric Dentist.  She earned the designation of a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and received the honor of being awarded the Richard C. Pugh Award for scoring in the top 3% of all candidates nationwide who took the written pediatric dental certification examination. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, the Old Dominion Dental Society and Peter B. Ramsey Dental Society.  

Dr. Phelps and her husband, Dr. Maynard Phelps, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, have four children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, Zumba, and spending time with family.

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Pediatric Dentist Hayley Parks, DDS


Dr. Hayley Parks was born and raised in Newport, TN. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry. She then attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she obtained her DDS. During dental school, she did rotations in oral and maxillofacial surgery and pediatric dentistry. She frequently volunteered for medical and dental clinics like Remote Area Medical and Mission of Mercy throughout college and dental school, providing dental care to those in need. She completed her two-year postdoctoral residency in pediatric dentistry through Bon Secours in Richmond, VA. 

Dr. Parks enjoys being outdoors, rock climbing and being on the James River. She likes to spend time with her friends and family, and she has a cat named Baelin.