Meet The Staff
Our Team consists of highly trained individuals who are dedicated to making your visit to our office as comfortable as possible. From the knowledgeable administrative staff, to our caring and compassionate clinical team of assistants, we are constantly striving to provide you with an exceptional dental experience.
Heidi, Office Manager
Heidi has worked at Central Sound Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery since 2003. She began part-time as the bookkeeper and has developed into an incredible office manager. With her Masters of Public Health degree, she is capable of covering and helping out in most aspects of the practice. If you have any questions or concerns about your care in our office, Heidi is at your service.
Shilla, Insurance Coordinator
Shilla joined our talented staff in 2015. She received her formal dental training in the United States Navy and has over 20 years of private sector experience in the dental and oral surgery field. Shilla is very knowledgeable in the areas of oral maxillofacial procedures and is happy to help you with your insurance questions. Shilla spends her off time enjoying family, friends and is an avid runner and gardener.
Michelle, Scheduling Coordinator
Michelle is our newest team member. She is the go-to person for all of your scheduling needs. She brings with her over 15 years of dental experience, including 8 years in oral surgery. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and her family.
Elle, Surgical Assistant/Implant Coordinator
Elle has 22 years of experience in the dental field; 11 in oral surgery. She has become the ‘go-to’ gal for all things implant related. Elle loves surgical assisting and will make you feel at ease. When away from the office, Elle likes to spend time with her friends and family..
Dan, Surgical Assistant/Marketing Coordinator
Dan began his surgical assistant experience at Naval Hospital Bremerton. Dr. Johnson hired Dan at his previous Port Orchard location and because he is such an asset, brought him to the Lakewood office. Dan is an excellent surgical assistant, but splits his time working with our referring offices, making sure coordination of treatment is completed with care.
Emily, Surgical Assistant
Emily started working with us in 2015 as a surgical assistant and she brings with her over 6 years of assisting and front office experience. She thoroughly enjoys assisting with surgeries and helping keep patients comfortable. Outside of work, she can be found camping with her husband and 3 children or cheering her husband on at the racetrack. She enjoys spending quality time with friends and family.
Paola, Surgical Assistant
Paola is the newest addition to our surgical team. She joined our practice in March 2017 after receiving her formal medical and dental training in the United States Navy. When she’s not scrubbing surgical cases or serving as a reservist, she enjoys exploring the Great Northwest with her daughter and husband.