Meet The Staff
Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive experience every time you visit our practice.
We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!
Annie — Office Manager
Annie comes to us with 15 years experience in the dental field and is passionate about patient care. She loves interacting with people and helping them through their financial challenges to facilitate getting the quality dental care they need. Working with Dr. Johnson is a pleasure for Annie because he is not only a nice person, but also a great boss who genuinely cares about his patients and wants them to get the best care possible.
Outside of the office, Annie enjoys playing golf and traveling to new countries. Annie is a wine enthusiast and is studying to be a Sommelier.
Chelsea — Receptionist/Insurance Specialist
When you first walk into our office you will receive a warm greeting from Chelsea! She is new to the Pacific Northwest and enjoys working in an office environment, especially a busy dental office, is a new experience for her. She is enjoying learning about the exciting world of dentistry. One of Chelsea’s main roles is knowing the ins and outs of Dental Insurance. She is here to help put you at ease when it comes to scheduling your dental treatment.
In Chelsea’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her close family and friends.
Judy — Dental Assistant & Bookkeeper
Judy is our Dental Assistant and bookkeeper. She assists the doctor with dental procedures and manages accounts or helps at the front desk as needed. Working with people is Judy’s favorite aspect of her job, and she also enjoys the diversity in the field of dentistry and how it is constantly evolving and requiring continual training and education. She also enjoys working with Dr. Johnson because he is personable, knowledgeable, and a skilled professional.
Outside the office, Judy enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her other hobbies include doing crafts and going to garage sales.
Lacie — Dental Assistant
Our Dental Assistant, Lacie sits chairside with Dr. Johnson and enjoys communicating with patients to help ease their dental anxiety. She likes the fast paced environment that Dental Assisting brings and especially loves Oral Surgery! Lacie says “I enjoy working with Dr. Johnson because he is kind and has a professional demeanor and always has his patients best interests in mind.
In Lacie’s free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her 2 dogs “Abbey” and “Cooper.”
Ron — Dental Hygienist
Our dental hygienist, Ron, provides preventive treatment for oral health problems while also educating patients and promoting dental health. He has been working in our office since 2000 and enjoys working with people. Ron believes that personal fulfillments come from providing valuable health care service while establishing relationships with patients. In addition to working at Dental Excellence, Ron is involved in the local dental community. He teaches pharmacology to first year students in the Clark College Dental Hygiene program and has been doing so since 2001. Not only is Ron an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, he also serves as a trustee of the local component.
Outside the office, Ron enjoys working and living in the same town he grew up in. His hobbies include gardening, hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Yelena — Dental Hygienist
Yelena graduated form Dental Hygiene school in 2005. She has experiance working in different types of dental practices such as: private offices, community clinics and corporations. Yelena loves working for Dr. Johnson because he is very talented in what he does and very personable toward his patients. He is also a great boss! What she enjoys most in the hygiene field is the ability to make a difference in her patient’s oral and wholesome body health through education, preventative and periodontal care. Her top two strengths are the ability to calm the most nervous patients and administering a comfortable and efficient local anesthesia.
Yelena loves spending time with her family and participating in different events at church. She also loves singing, writing music and mentoring young women.
Kristine — Dental Hygienist
Kristine is one of our dental hygienists and her duties include helping patients maintain oral health by providing dental cleanings, educating patients about their individual oral health needs, and administering any necessary periodontal care. Her favorite part of her job is meeting new patients and catching up with the lives of her regular patients. Kristine enjoys working with Dr. Johnson because he is fair, is efficient and excellent at his job, and maintains a low stress work environment.
Outside the office, you can find Kristine camping, hiking, and spending time with her two children.