Dr. Joe was born and raised in Orange County, California. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Kinesiology. Being a true Bruin, he continued on to the UCLA School of Dentistry and graduated at the top of his class, “Cum Laude”.
Dr. Joe continued his education by completing a one year hospital dentistry residency at the Long Beach VA Hospital. He then completed a three year Prosthodontics residency at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital and earned his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics. His specialty training continued by returning to UCLA to complete a Maxillofacial Prosthetics residency, which is dedicated specifically to the prosthetic reconstruction and management of maxillofacial defects acquired from oral cancer, traumatic injuries, congenital-birth defects, and alterations in growth and development .
Dr. Joe joined the practice of Dr. Raymond Lee in 2000. He is on staff at Seattle's Swedish Hospital Medical Center and has been a consultant and lecturer for Swedish Hospital’s General Practice Residency program. since the programs inception in 2009. He lectures on implant dentistry, esthetic dentistry (crowns and veneers), removable prosthodontics (dentures and partial dentures), and maxillofacial prosthodontics. He is also the only maxillofacial prosthodontist on Swedish Hospital's Craniofacial Rehabilitation Team.
Dr. Joe was also voted by his peers as one of “Seattle’s Best Prosthodontists” as noted in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine's "Top Dentist" annual edition for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and most recently the 2018 issue.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle King County Dental Society, American College of Prosthodontics, Washington State Society of Prosthodontists, and the Academy of Osseointegration. He was also a elected to the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of the OKU (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) Honorary Dental Society, an honor given to only a small percent of all graduating dentists in recognition "to those who shall distinguish themselves by a high grade of scholarship."
Dr. Joe and his wife, Beatrice, have two daughters, Gaby and Madison, and two Golden Retrievers, Kona and Maui. He enjoys hiking, photography, skiing, scuba diving and traveling.