April – Office Manager

April has worked in dentistry since 2007. She started her dental career as a surgical assistant for a periodontist and ended up managing the front office there before coming to work as scheduling coordinator here at Johnston Dental Care in 2010. She has filled various front office roles including insurance and treatment coordinator before settling into Office Manager. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but her favorite part is working with our wonderful patients. She is happy to be a part of such an amazing team of people helping to brighten the lives of others one smile at a time. When she is not here she is spending time with her husband and their two amazing sons or doing anything crafty.

Shawna – Lead EFDA Dental Assistant

A native of the Southern Oregon area, Shawna graduated from Rogue River High School in 2008. In 2011 Shawna married her husband Josh after he returned from his tour in Iraq. While attending Rogue Community College she started a job in the dental field as a sterile technician at a local Rogue River office. She then decided to apply for dental assisting program and quickly fell in love with the dental field. Shawna started working at Johnston Dental Care in 2014 as Dr. Matt’s assistant and loves being part of a team that’s committed to providing the best experience possible for each and every patient. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs and family!

Deanna – Scheduling Coordinator

Deanna was born and raised right here in Grants Pass. She’s married for 27 years and has one daughter. At the age of 16 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She loves to crochet and do just about any other kind of craft there is. When she’s not crafting, she can be found camping, working in her garden or enjoying the outdoors. I’ve been a patient of the office many years, and now I’m blessed to be part of this amazing family.

Tiana – Treatment Plan/Insurance Coordinator

Tiana was born and raised right here in Grants Pass and just can’t find it in her heart to leave this beautiful place she calls home. She is an only child to two wonderful parents and wife to an amazing husband Donnie, who she met when we were just 17. Tiana graduated from Grants Pass High School in 2010 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Business Management from Southern Oregon University. She spent the first part of her professional career in banking, where she fell in love with serving and getting to know the people in this community. She stepped out of her comfort zone and began working in healthcare in October of 2015 and hasn’t looked back since. Her journey with Johnston Dental Care began as a patient, and in January of 2017 as an employee and she feels so blessed and thankful to be a part of such an incredible team that cares so much about each and every patient that walks through their doors.

Lisa – Receptionist

Lisa has been in the dental field since 2013, starting out as a dental assistant and is now our Patient Care Coordinator. Lisa Graduated from Hidden Valley High School in 2005. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Hannah – Receptionist

Hannah has worked in customer care for 11 years but has just recently branched out to dentistry and already loves the challenge it provides. She enjoys working with and getting to know wonderful patients and feels blessed to be a part of such a great team. 

Paula – Hygienist

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 – Hygienist

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 and two intelligent, witty and incredible son’s and will welcome her third blessing in July 2017. 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 sons’ sports.

Chelsea – Hygienist

Chelsea graduated as Class Secretary from the Lane Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2016 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Chelsea loves being a hygienist because it gives her the opportunity to get to know each and every one of her patients as individuals and help them develop a home care regimen that fits their own personal needs. She grew up in Southern Oregon and enjoys doing yoga as well as spending time with her friends, family, and her dog named Louie.

“I am beyond ecstatic to join the Johnston Dental Care team. I look forward to working with an already stellar group of professionals and I can’t wait to get to know all of their wonderful patients!”

Amanda – Hygienist

Amanda moved to Grants Pass with her parents when she was 4 years old. Over the years more of her family moved to this area and she just loves having everyone close. Amanda went to RCC and received my dental assistant certificate in 2007. She then found that she loved the dental field and decided she wanted to become a hygienist. In 2011 Amanda graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. Amanda had two amazing sons and enjoys spending every spare moment with them. Her family likes to be outside and camping in the summer is their favorite thing to do. In the winter they love to put together jigsaw puzzles and drink hot cocoa together. 

So many people are anxious due to past bad experiences and Amanda wants to make sure she gives each patient a great experience. Amanda prides herself on being both gentle and thorough. She truly loves what she does! 

Tina – Hygienist


Shelby – EFDA Dental Assistant

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.”

Dallas – EFDA Dental Assistant

Dallas’ family moved to the Rogue Valley when she was just a toddler and she loves living here in Oregon. In the summer of 2014 she began a year-long program at Southern Oregon Dental Assistant Education, and gained employment as an assistant shortly after graduating. She has a passion for the dental field and strongly believes in helping to provide the best care to all patients. While not in the office she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, friends, and family enjoying Oregon’s natural beauty.

Melissa – Sterile Tech

Although Melissa wasn’t born here, she is definitely a fan of Southern Oregon! She grew up primarily in Medford, graduating from South Medford High School in 2014 and shortly afterwards was attending college out of state. During her second year she ended up back in the Rogue Valley, where she met and eventually married her husband Daniel. Melissa has always had an interest in the dental field, but never had an opportunity to explore it until she and her husband settled in Grants Pass where she came to work for the Johnston Dental Care Team. Melissa has been loving it ever since! Melissa deeply appreciates being part of this capable group of professionals that is so dedicated to providing compassionate and excellent quality dentistry and the challenge of improving somewhere every day. When she’s not helping things run smoothly at the office, Melissa enjoys reading, biking, being outside, and spending time with her husband and family.  

Mindy Johnston

As a family run practice, Mindy adds a personal touch that makes you feel right at home. During your dental procedure, you may use one of her home made quilts to keep you comfortable. She has helped Erica with the office decor and is on the marketing team, providing delicious treats to neighboring businesses. She also loves making confections for the office to recognize our extraordinary staff and their special occasions.

Mindy obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the prestigious dance program at Brigham Young University. She is also a talented exercise instructor at our very own Club Northwest. Her most esteemed profession in a mother to 5 beautiful children. She spends her little free time in her sewing room, messing around with fabrics!

Erica Johnston

When Johnston Dental Care first formed in 2007, Erica was an integral part of its conception from writing the human resource manual to keeping the books and payroll to helping create the logo. Matt and Erica worked hand in hand to form Johnston Dental Care – Usually with a baby on her hip.

While still available to fill in, she has stepped back from many of her office duties. She remains part of the leadership team – hand in hand with Matt, is part of the marketing committee and is the creative mind behind many of the Johnston Dental Care t-shirts. She facilitates employee recognition and team unity opportunities. She and Mindy also manage the interior design and decoration.

Erica earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a minor in business from Utah Valley University and a Master’s degree in bilingual/bicultural studies from LaSalle University. Her favorite hobbies are reading and cheering on her kids from the stands. He marriage and children are her greatest joy and most fulfilling success. She’s also ridiculously funny.

Contact Info

Johnston Dental Care
1825 NW Hawthorne Ave.
Grants Pass, OR 97526


Office Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday & Saturday

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