Dr. Patrick Hoy
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
Patrick Daniel Hoy
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Lake Placid, Florida
WHERE DID YOU GO TO DENTAL SCHOOL?
University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida
WHAT DID YOU STUDY BEFORE DENTISTRY?
Pre-med Biology and Mathematics at Florida Atlantic University Honors College in Jupiter, Florida
HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE A DENTIST?
Knowing I wanted to be a dentist was more luck than anything. During a dental cleaning appointment I had while in undergrad, my dentist suggested I consider it.
Until that point I was on a different path that would have me choosing between becoming an engineer or a medical doctor.
So, long story short, I was able to shadow my dentist (and a couple other dentists) to see what the profession was like and fell in love with it. It combined all the elements I pursued in engineering and medicine until that point – problem solving, working with my hands, a specific field of medicine, interacting with patients – and ultimately at the end of the day, I really loved helping people.
WHERE HAVE YOU PRACTICED DENTISTRY BEFORE VERO SMILES?
I have worked in a variety of settings before Vero Smiles. I have worked in a few private practices, a dental service organization, a not-for-profit clinic, and with the military.
WHY DID YOU BEGIN VERO SMILES?
I worked as a dentist at a few other offices, but I always wanted my own practice. I reached out to Dr. Price one day and we met for lunch. We have very similar thoughts about how we like to practice dentistry and treat our patients, and we decided I would be a great fit for the office when he decided to retire.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.
Caitlin and I were married here in Vero Beach in 2016. Our first son, Silas, was born the following year and our second son, Thorin (Baby T), was born just before Christmas 2019. We also have a dog – Diesel.
WHAT ARE YOU KNOWN FOR PROFESSIONALLY?
Professionally, I am known for a few things – listening and putting people at ease is one. I often get complemented that I give the best injection (shot) ever and people don’t even feel it. But I think I’m known best for being a genuine, kind, caring person and providing quality dental care and making people feel comfortable.
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT PROFESSIONALLY?
I’m passionate about providing the best dental experience possible for people that come to see me. I want to ensure that everyone who comes into my office has a positive experience and is treated as an individual and with the utmost compassion and respect. I want everyone to feel confident that they will receive excellent care while in my hands.
DO YOU VOLUNTEER?
I have volunteered with numerous organizations over the years, but my favorite experience was a week-long mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND THE WEEKEND?
My favorite way to spend the weekend is with my family enjoying the great outdoors.
MEET OUR STAFF
TAMMY – HYGIENIST
Tammy is a native of Kentucky but received her Dental Hygiene (RDH) degree here at Indian River State College. She enjoys making a connection with patients of all ages and helping them with their dental needs. When not working, Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, biking, and visiting their son whenever possible.
CORINNE – OFFICE MANAGER
As the office manager, you will be greeted by Corinne’s smiling face when you walk through the front door of the office. Corinne has lived in Vero Beach for most of her life. She graduated Vero Beach High School and attended Indian River State College to become the dental professional she is today. With over 20 years experience in the dental field, she has a passion for dentistry and helping others. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors and being with family.
DEBBIE – HEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT
Debbie has years of experience as a dental assistant and has worked with Dr. Hoy since 2012. She always has a smile and excels at putting patients at ease. When not working, Debbie enjoys tending her butterfly, vegetable, and herb gardens, and spending time with family.
DEE – DENTAL ASSISTANT
Dee was born in Miami and has lived in Vero Beach for most of her life. She attended Indian River State College and has worked in the dental field for 9 years. She enjoys working with patients and watching them achieve their dental needs and goals. When not at work she enjoys cuddling with her pups Canela and Disel, camping, and traveling.