We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Registered Dental Hygienist
My career in dentistry began in 1977, and I was happy to join Dr. Johnson in 2005. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Tennessee State and continued on to receive my Master’s degree in Public Administration from Roosevelt University. My main responsibilities include providing patient education, periodontal treatments, dental cleanings, and oral cancer screenings, but the most important thing I do each day is build relationships with my patients. It’s tremendously rewarding to know that I have an impact for change with patient’s perception of the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth. I love coming to work to interact with wonderful patients and a great staff.
I have two wonderful children, LaNaye and Cameron, and two cats, Iggy and Kitty, to keep me busy at home. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, walking, and stepping.
Registered Dental Assistant
I obtained my dental assistant education at Illinois School of Health Careers, from which I graduated with honors in 1997. Since then, I have several certifications in expanded duties including placement of dental sealants, coronal polishing, bleaching, and orthodontics. In 2011, I achieved my certification as a Registered Dental Assistant. I work alongside Dr. Johnson during a variety of dental procedures. Meeting new people and working with the lovely ladies in our office make me look forward to coming to the office each day.
Insurance & Front office Coordinator
I started working at Smile Success when I was in high school. At the time, I knew nothing about dentistry and now have been here for 18 years! I know just about everything there is to know! My responsibilities include verifying insurance, scheduling appointments, reviewing treatment plans with patients, and offering financing options. I love seeing the patients smile when they leave our office because it makes me feel I was part of making them a happy customer.
I have four children: two boys that are in college and two daughters in high school. I love shopping, bowling, movies, and just love hanging out and having fun. I am also a nurse at my church (New Kingdom Christian Center) where I have been a member for 16 years. I recently purchased my first house which I am very excited about!