Joan graduated in 1976 from the University of Iowa, with a bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been an integral part of Dr. Purlees' staff since June 1990 as a full time hygienist. Joan takes great pride in caring for her patients with a gentle, professional touch, and welcoming smile. She feels the long term commitment of the entire staff, and the team work they display reflects in the highest standard for care given to all of their dental families. Joan lives in Savanna with her husband and they have two adult children, three granddaughters and one grandson.