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Johnston Dental Care Specializes in Beautifying Smiles

We are committed to providing excellent dentistry in a friendly, gentle, professional atmosphere. Please, feel free to take some time on our website to meet our family. As a team we strive to provide service that exceeds your expectations. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with you and those you refer to our care. If you have any questions, just give us a call or use our online contact form. We believe that together we can create healthy, beautiful smiles.

Dr. Matt Johnston

Dr. Johnston graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. While attending BYU, he had the opportunity to work as a researcher for Clinical Research Associates (CRA), a non-profit organization dedicated to testing and examining the most current dental products and techniques. This opportunity shaped Dr. Johnston’s value of research driven products and clinically proven technique to dentistry.

He graduated from The Temple University School of Dentistry in 2005 with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree. He received multiple academic and clinical awards and was inducted into the Stomatognathic Honor Society, the dental honor society of Temple University, and the Oral Surgery Honor Society.

During his junior and senior year at Temple University, Dr. Johnston enjoyed dental mission trips to Romania, Haiti and Eastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Johnston has continued to enjoy dental outreach opportunities through volunteering at local elementary schools educating children about dental hygiene and serving as an affiliated dental provider for the Mobile Dental Unit and Service Dental Day, giving care to the needy and homeless in the local area.

Dr. Johnston has enjoyed leadership opportunities beginning in his undergraduate education as vice president of the Pre-dental club at BYU. He continued to serve as a leader in Dental school as the treasurer and vice president of his dental class working as liaison between faculty and students. After graduation, he has served as secretary, Vice President and President of the Rogue Valley Dental Association and as a Delegate for the Oregon Dental Association.

After earning his DMD degree, Dr. Johnston was offered an opportunity to work at Siskiyou Community Health Center in Grants Pass, Oregon. This opportunity allowed him to use his ability to speak Spanish fluently and show compassion to those in need. However, his inability to provide comprehensive care due to coverage limitations became frustrating. For this reason, Dr Johnston began private practice in 2007. He enjoys the challenge and diversity of general dentistry and whether he’s working on a simple filling or a complex full mouth restoration, he approaches each procedure with the same degree of care and attention to detail. Dr. Johnston’s patients consistently comment on his empathy and ability to listen. He also has a gift for treating children.

Dr. Johnston was raised in the Utah Valley and has always enjoyed life in the great outdoors. He and his wife, Erica are dedicated and busy parents to 4 boys and 2 girls. In his spare time Dr. Johnston volunteers in his church and local scout group and enjoys swimming, biking, running, playing guitar and reading.

Cory Johnston DMD

Dr. Cory has loved working in the field of Dentistry since 2005. He graduated from Temple University and was chosen as a member of the Stomatognathic and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Honor society. He currently practices a wide spectrum of general dentistry seeing both children and adults. He enjoys providing comprehensive care from basic fillings to more involved treatment such as same day CADCAM Crowns. He also enjoys oral surgery including extractions, implant placement, bone grafting, and sinus lift treatment.

His true passion since entering dental school has been providing humanitarian dental service. He has visited Honduras and Haiti and has also worked with domestic organizations including Colorado Mission of Mercy and Medical Teams International.

Dr. Cory is a member of the ADA, ODA, and currently serves in the Rogue Valley Dental Society leadership.

Dr. Cory was raised in the Utah Valley and enjoys many extracurricular activities including mountain biking, soccer, running and swimming. He has a beautiful family! Mindy, his wife, is very active raising their five children and still finds time to bake delicious treats, teach exercise classes, and quilt.

Before beginning his college education, Cory served a 2 year proselyting mission to Brazil and speaks Portuguese fluently.


Lisa has been in dentistry since 2013 and is a certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She enjoys getting to know each and every one of our patients. Lisa was born in California, but raised in Grants Pass most of her life. She graduated from Hidden Valley High School and went on to Dental Assisting School at Rogue Community College. Outside of the office, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and going to Oregon Duck football games.


Paula graduated from Indiana University Dental Hygiene program in 1990. After graduation she moved to Grants Pass to buy her grandparents place. She enjoys helping patients find what works for them to keep teeth healthy for a life time. Outside of dentistry she enjoys volunteering at church, plays softball, hikes, skis, loves to raft and read.


Tommie was born and raised in Southern Oregon and started her career in dentistry as an assistant in 2003. She attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon to pursue her passion for dental hygiene and graduated in 2011 as class president. She knows that patient relationship is the key to a great dental visit and can easily relate to those who are apprehensive about dentistry. She loves her job working with the wonderful patients in Grants Pass and her passion for patient education and comfort is evident in every visit to her chair. She has an amazing husband who keeps her grounded but, always laughing; an intelligent, witty and incredible 10 year old son and recently welcomed her second son in August 2014 who has been a wonderful gift to the whole family. When she is not keeping Oregon clean one tooth at a time, she loves: spending time with her family, camping, running, enjoying a great movie, volunteering and being active with her son’s sports.


Heather has been working at our office since 2007. She enjoys assisting Dr. Cory and believes they make a great team. She likes getting to know her patients and helping them to feel more comfortable. She was born and raised in Grants Pass and graduated from North Valley High School. She is married and has a son and a daughter. She loves animals, going to her son’s sporting events, crafts, gardening and of course… shopping.


April has lived in Oregon since she was nine. Although she was born in the concrete jungle of California she was born to be barefoot in the river and hiking through the forests and mountains of the Rogue Valley. She graduated from Hidden Valley High School in 2003 and worked various jobs from a barrista to a department specialist for County Planning before finding her passion in the dental field. She started as a surgical assistant in a periodontal office where she found that her administrative skills were an asset to the front office as well. She came to work at Johnston Dental Care in 2007 as Scheduling Coordinator and has taken on every front office role before settling to her current position as Billing and Financial Coordinator. She loves all aspects of the dental field, but her true passion is people. Her patients are her extended family and she loves building relationships with them while helping them navigate treatment options, payment options and insurance billing. She seeks to ensure that every patient understands how to make their insurance work for them to minimize their out of pocket expense and make their dental goals a reality that is within their budget. April married the love of her life in 2012 and when she is not at work she enjoys spending time with him, her step son and their newest addition to the family who was welcomed in October of 2014. Her and her husband are youth pastors at Vineyard Christian Fellowship and she loves being involved in the lives of young people. Her many hobbies include crafting, sewing, knitting/crocheting, singing and anything outdoors. She loves being a part of the Johnston Dental Care family and looks forward to serving you in the future


Bobbie has lived in Grants Pass since 1989. She graduated from North Valley High School in 2005. In 2006 she married her high school sweetheart and they have two beautiful children. Bobbie has been in the dental field since 2007 and has done every job in the office from chair side assisting to sterilization, scheduling and insurance coordinating. She is dedicated to making sure that we have the most accurate information on all insurance plans to make it easier on our patients to deal with the struggles of insurance billing. When Bobbie is not tirelessly battling with insurance companies she loves to spend time outdoors hunting, camping and fishing. She is also a Girl Scout troop leader and loves to plan outings and crafts for the girls as she watches them grow.


Hannah was born and raised in southern Oregon. She first started in pediatric dentistry in 2011. She enjoys working with a team that strives to provide excellence to our community. When she’s not busy working, she enjoys spending time outdoors and every moment she can with family and friends.


Madison graduated from the Lane Community College, Dental Hygiene program in 2014 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Madison was attracted to dentistry for the opportunity to truly help people and create beautiful, healthy smiles. When not caring for her patients, Madison enjoys playing guitar, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

“The very best part of working at Johnston Dental Care is the relationships with my co-workers and our patients. I’ve so enjoyed getting to know everyone, and I’m looking forward to the many years to come!”


Shelby has lived in Grants Pass her whole life and wouldn’t change it for the world! She has been a dental assistant since 2011 and absolutely loves it. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter; they love to go camping and swimming at the river.

“To me, dentistry is about building lifelong relationships with your patients.”


A native of the Southern Oregon area, Shawna graduated from Rogue River High School in 2008 and attended Rogue Community College where she studied History. It wasn’t until she started a job in the dental field as a sterile technician at a local Rogue River office in 2012 that she decided to apply for dental assisting school. She started working at Johnston Dental Care in 2014 and love being part of a team that’s committed to providing the best experience possible for each and every patient.