Dr. Joan Greco

Ambassador Profile  |  Dr. Joan Greco

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Dr. Greco started in nursing in 1979 and transitioned to banking after getting her degree at the Wharton School of Finance in 1982. In 1985, Dr. Greco attended the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio and graduated in 1989 with her DDS. She went on to do a fellowship at Emory University in Georgia and completed her residency in Oral Surgery at LSU in New Orleans. In 1994, Dr. Greco moved to the big island in Hawaii to start her dental practice and family.

Dr. Greco combines function and aesthetics by bringing together the art and science of the latest in functional and aesthetic facial surgery procedures and techniques. As an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Greco specializes in cleft lip repair, facial and soft tissue surgeries, placement of dental implants and complex extractions.

In 2015, Dr. Greco established the JM Greco Foundation to help educate local students in Hawaii interested in pursuing careers in the medical and dental fields. The current major project of the JM Foundation is constructing a center for female empowerment . The center is currently in the planning stages at the state and federal levels. In addition to her own foundation, Dr. Greco is making a tremendous difference by defining and establishing an oral surgery program in Guatemala which will bring patient services that have been largely unavailable until now. The program will serve as a mentoring ground for local practicing dentists.

“I have a strong desire to use my years of experience to give back. First, for my local community by establishing a foundation to empower the next generation of health care providers; and second, by sharing my skills and time with the international community.

After going on a mission with my daughter, I realized I wanted to be a part of making a difference for under-served patients by sharing my expertise and spear-heading the establishment of an Oral Surgery Program.”

Dr. Greco is a member of the following professional organizations:

American Dental Association, Hawaii State Dental Association, Hawaii Dental Society, Hawaii Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association.


Kona Center of Facial SurgerySuite # C10, 65-1230 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743  |  808-885-9000