The Team

Let us introduce you to our staff of highly skilled, caring professionals. Our commitment is to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing visit each and every time you come to see us.

Katie has been with the practice since 1998, and has sincere enthusiasm for quality dentistry. Katie has eagerly attended multiple continuing education courses, including the Advance Anterior Aesthetics Continuum, and the Dental Organzation for Conscious Sedation. Katie has quickly mastered the knowledge necessary to help you achieve the smile that you have always wanted. Katie received her RDA license through the Butte County ROP program in 1996. Katie spends most of her time with her family, cheering on her girls at the softball field.

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Debbie is the veteran employee of the office, having been Dr. Johnson's hygienist now for over 30 years. Debbie is the sweetest person you will ever meet, and this is evident in the caring and gentle way she treats everyone she sees. Debbie spends much of her time researching the latest hygiene products that will help you as an individual achieve the home care program best for you. She received her RDH license in 1976 from Foothill College in Los Altos. Debbie is also licensed to administer anesthetic as well as being certified in category II laser treatment. When Debbie is not at work, she keeps very busy. Spending her time working out, cooking, grooming their walnut orchard and being a mom to three college kids.

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Tianna, or Ty, is part of a our fabulous assistant team, and has been working with Dr. Johnson since 2008.  She is a local girl, having grown up right around the corner in Corning. Ty completed her education through Butte County Regional Occupational Program, and has been assisting ever since. Ty loves to help our patients receive their dental treatment in an efficient, professional and caring manner. When Ty is not sitting chairside with Dr. Johnson, she is occupying her time enjoying the outdoors, landscaping her new home or spending time with her husband their two daughters!


Courtney joined our team in 2007.  With a background in education, Courtney's goal is to provide comprehensive and up-to-date patient care, while catering to individual learning styles.  Courtney received her RDH license in 2006 from Western College in Sacramento, CA.  Since receiving her license she has attained Standard Proficiency in Laser Certification.  Courtney's dedication towards patient care is undeniable, that is why it is easy to see that she loves this job!  Her infectious laugh is heard throughout the office!  In addition to her RDH, she also had a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  When not at the office, Courtney enjoys traveling with her husband and their son, spending time with their dog, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Jen joined the team in 2016. She graduated from Shasta College Dental Hygiene program in 2008. Prior to becoming a hygienist, Jen worked as an assistant and been in the dental field for over 20 years. She also holds a B.S. degree in biological science from CSU, Chico. Jen truly cares for every patient and and seeks to provide the best treatment possible for a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. When not in the office, Jen loves spending time her husband and little girl. She enjoys the outdoors, nature and being on the golf course whenever she can!


Shelly has been involved with dentistry for more than 25 years and joined our team in 2017. At the front desk, she enjoys talking with our patients and learning about what is going on in their lives. Shelly was born and raised in Napa, CA prior to moving to Chico with her husband Bill thirteen years ago. Now, her grown children have made Chico their home as well. When she’s not at the office Shelly enjoys singing with her choir, performing in musical theater, gardening with her husband, researching family history, and is proud to be the Regent of the Chico Chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution.

Beth joined Dr. Johnson’s team in 2017. A graduate of the Shasta College Dental Hygiene program in Redding, California, Beth has a genuine desire to know her patients and understand their needs and priorities in regards to oral health. Her welcoming smile and personality help patients to feel comfortable and at ease with their treatment. A Chico native, Beth feels blessed to have had the opportunity to grow up in such a wonderful community. Beth met her husband while they were attending Chico State and they have been married for almost 15 years. They have been blessed with two boys, Josh and Jake. Beth loves spending time outdoors with her family exploring Bidwell Park, taking hikes, and enjoying bike rides together.


Kylee has been with our team since the summer of 2015. A senior at Durham High School, she plans to go into livestock veterinary medicine after graduation, pursuing her passion for working with all kinds of animals. When Kylie isn’t studying or at work, she loves to spend her free time taking photos, traveling, or caring for the many animals she has at home.