Patient Administration

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.

Erica continues to manage much of the business end of Johnston Dental Care, creating effective systems to run smoothly and managing the billing. She is part of the marketing committee and is the creative mind behind many of the No Cavity Club t-shirts. She facilitates employee recognition and team unity opportunities. She also handles 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. Her marriage and children are her greatest joy and most fulfilling success. She’s also ridiculously funny.

Kelli – Scheduling Coordinator

Kelli was born and raised in Southern Oregon. She loves the outdoors, including rafting and hiking. She is new to dentistry and a fast learner! We love having her smile at our front desk. Her favorite part is getting to meet new people every day and help them have a great experience.

Nancy – Hygiene Scheduling Coordinator

Nancy is our hygiene scheduling coordinator and she was born and raised in Grants Pass. She has over five years of experience working in the dental field, in both general and orthodontic practices. Her favorite part of working at Johnston Dental is getting to work with people who genuinely care about their patients and coworkers. She is mommy to the cutest baby Elena, and fur mommy to Lexi, a 5 year old yorkie mix. Nancy has been married to her best friend Pablo for over 6 years. Her favorite activities outside of work include hiking, going to the coast and spending time with her family.

Carey – Insurance Coordinator

Carey moved to GP in Spring of 2008 when her husband was hired with Asante as an ENT. She is a mother of 4 children, 1 serving a church mission and 3 at home attending GPHS and NMS. Carey was born and raised in Arizona but has loved the Oregon GREEN and exploring, hiking, rafting and camping while living here. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education but has chosen to work for her favorite dentist instead! Carey was a patient first and was always a nervous one but found comfort in coming to Johnston Dental Care for the past 12 years and has highly recommended this office to scaredy cats like herself! Carey loves traveling, painting, reading, volunteering and spending time with her family.

Jodi – Billing Coordinator

Jodi has been in the dental field since 2010. She enjoys helping people get the most from their insurance and helping them find financial resources to complete treatment. She has lived in the Rogue Valley her whole life and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, son and dogs. She enjoys camping, crafting, hiking, gardening, floating the Rogue and going on the jet boats. Another favorite is hosting gatherings at her home and spending time with family and friends. Jodi shares, “I love to decorate and share the joy of each holiday, season change, and birthday with all those around me”.

Taina – New Patient Coordinator

Taina was born and raised in Florida and moved to Oregon in October 2021. She has been in the dental
field since 2019. Her favorite part about her job is taking the time to set up new patients with the right
care that they need. When she’s not setting up new patient appointments, she loves to go to the beach
or sit in the sun at the Illinois river with her boyfriend, Justin. Her favorite thing about Oregon is the
mountainous views. She is also bilingual and speaks Spanish!

Patee – Receptionist

Patee was born in Thailand and moved to the United States when she was 7 years old and grew up in
Grants Pass. Patee is learning more about general dentistry as she spent 4 years in Orthodontics! She
enjoys the personal interaction with each patient and the family atmosphere. She also enjoy spending
time outdoors with her husband and 5 kiddos and friends. Some of her hobbies are crafting and
designing. She also loves to cook and bake: FOOD is her love language!

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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