Meet the Staff

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Carrie Kolowinski

Office Manager

Carrie joined our team in December 2002. A native of Puyallup, Carrie graduated from Puyallup High School before studying at Pierce College and Western Washington University. The staff of JFD is like a second family to Carrie and she enjoys the many close friendships she has developed with our patients.  Carrie’s role as office manager keeps the administration side of the office running smoothly, but her caring disposition gives her the ability to fill the role as patient liaison.  Her job is to serve and assist our patients.  Carrie shares her home with her partner Mike and their beloved long-haired dachshund Freddy.  She is a sports and music enthusiast.


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Melissa Rosenberg

Treatment Coordinator

Originally from the great state of Texas, she moved to Washington with her family in 2004, when they became stationed at McChord Air Force base. She has two beautiful children whom she adores. Melissa and her long time boyfriend Richard are the parents of three dachshunds. They love spending quality time together. She graduated from dental assisting school in 2005. She has enjoyed working and helping patients more in an administrative capacity and excels at making patients feel comfortable. Melissa has worked in all aspects of the dental office and is here to help you with scheduling, answer any questions you may have, assist with dental insurance, and loves to make you feel part of our dental family. When she is not in the office she is busy with numerous activities. She is such a joy to have in our office.


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Danielle Thompson

Scheduling Coordinator

Danielle joined our team in July 2016. Danielle is a true Pacific Northwest lady, raised in the Maple Valley/Enumclaw area. She is very close to her family and together they enjoy vacations, camping and riding quads. Danielle went to school for dental assisting, but realized her dental passion resided with the administration side rather than chair side. She is a pleasure to be around and typically is the first person who will great you on the phone or when you come into our office.


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Day Carlisle

Dental Assistant

Since 2002, Day has been assisting Dr. Johns as he creates beautiful, healthy smiles. A graduate of the assisting school at Clover Park Technical College, Day brings her skills and eye for aesthetics to each patient’s treatment. She loves working with such an amazing team, including Dr. Johns. In her spare time, Day enjoys many activities, including photography, attending her church, and spending time with her son, Curtis Jr.


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Heather Dembeck

Restorative Dental Hygienist

A 2008 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science degree, Heather joined our team shortly after graduation. With over 12 years of dental assisting experience, Heather can advise her patients on all aspects of dentistry, including procedures, materials, risks, benefits, options, and more. She feels very lucky to be part of such a hard-working, fun, and compassionate team. Heather and her husband Corey welcomed a baby boy, Cohen, in September of 2013 and are excited to announce that their little girl Lennon was born in April of 2016! They are also parents to two spoiled Labradors. Some of Heather’s hobbies include photography, hiking, biking, reading, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.


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Nicole Merryman

Restorative Dental Hygienist

Nicole joined our team in 2010 after graduating Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Washington University. Her education from the EWU Dental Hygiene program prepared Nicole to be a well-rounded hygienist. She is grateful to work with such a wonderful team, as well as getting to know our amazing patients. Nicole, her husband Dustin and their “fur child” Dolce, just welcomed their first son, Landon, into their family. In Nicole’s free time, she enjoys crafting, working out, hiking, spending time with family and friends and rooting for our Seattle Seahawks and Mariners.


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Alayna Wien

Restorative Dental Hygienist

Alayna is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree and joined our hygiene team in June of 2016. Growing up on Lake Tapps, she has a natural love of the Pacific Northwest and what the outdoors offer. Year round, she is in the mountains, skiing or climbing. This past summer Alayna summited Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. Alayna is the proud mom to two Golden Retriever’s, Cooper and Emma. When not mountaineering, she loves to spend time with her family and long-term boyfriend, which often involves rooting for our local sport teams.


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Melissa Dunlap

Dental Assistant/Sterilization Technician

Melissa joined our team in the fall of 2015.  She is well-rounded and a huge asset to our back office, as she keeps things running smoothly.  A native of Arizona, she now calls Washington home.  Melissa and her husband are the proud parents of 3 children, who keep them busy with school activities.  Melissa enjoys spending time with family, the outdoors and gym time.