Joan Arakawa, R.D.H., was raised in Orange County and graduated from California State University Fullerton in 1976. She furthered her education at the Interior Designers’ Guild and worked in the field of interior design for nine years. At the urging of her dentist father, Joan returned to college and received her Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene degree from the U.S.C. School of Dentistry in 1993. After graduation, Joan taught at U.S.C. part time and practiced Dental Hygiene at her father and brother’s dental office. We are delighted Joan moved to Newport Beach and joined our staff.
Joan is an avid dance enthusiast, and practices Pilates and Yoga. She also enjoys design, jewelry making, gardening and her two cats.