Dental Staff

All professionals at East Dental Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Sally is a hygienist who has been with the practice for over 25 years.  April 2019, she and her husband retired  to enjoy camping, grandchildren and time together.  We wish her well!  Sally will fill in from time to time when needed.

Christine is a hygienist who has worked for East Dental for over 15 years.  Her ability to make you feel at home is a rare gift.  She likes everyone she meets and enjoys getting to chat with people all day.  She is a lifelong Eastsider.  Chris will make sure that you leave feeling a part of our neighborhood clinic.  Her commitment to your dental and medical health is clear.  In her spare time, she and her husband like to head to their campsite on Lake Mille Lacs.  She also enjoys canning, baking, and volunteering for a variety of fundraisers.  Her involvement with the St. Paul K9 Foundation (helps to fund canine officer purchases, training, and upkeep) is commendable.  Chris works Monday through Thursday from 830 am to 5 pm.

Ted is a hygienist who lives in our east side community. Our dental team worked hard to find a provider that would fit in well at East Dental.  We chose Ted to care for Sally's long time patients. He is great at helping anxious patients through their visits.  Ted is a hygienist with extensive experience in the latest periodontal (gum) treatments. He really enjoys helping patients improve their medical health by getting gum infection under control.  Also, he has received additional training in the use of painless laser therapy that is both cost effective and exceptional at regaining a healthy mouth.  He is fantastic with patients (adults and children) who are in excellent dental health. Since Ted is also an Easider, he expects to run into many familiar faces. His dad and sister are also dentists! Ted enjoys camping and fishing and spending time with his nephews. His hours are 8-5 Monday through Thursday.  

Deb is our part time hygienist.  She has worked with Dr. Johnson for many years and helps us out on Mondays.

Kathy is our licensed dental assistant whose family comes from the East Side. She has an extensive experience in the dental industry.

Karen handles the front desk. If you need an appointment, have a tooth problem, or just need information about the practice, then Karen can help you out. Her work experience at East Dental includes over 25 years of helping patients. She enjoys working in her garden and dog-sitting from time to time for her family and friends. 

Hli is our billing coordinator. She has been in the dental business for over 15 years, and has a passion for patient service. She is knowledgeable with dental insurance and can assist in helping you understand your policy and benefits. Outside of dental, she and her husband enjoy traveling the world, creating and designing various visual art, photography and video, and spending time with family. 

Austin is a part-time Sterilization Technician.  While in college, Austin helps us out during his school breaks.  He enjoys keeping our equipment in good shape!