Meet the Johns Family Dentistry 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 dachshunds Fred, Ethyl and Lucy.  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.

Meggie Bertucci

Scheduling Coordinator

Meggie has worked in the dental field for 20+ years. She loves to learn and to educate patients in regards to their dental health. Meggie has worked in specialized fields, such as Pediatrics, is a Registered Dental Assistant and in the past few years has enjoyed the administration side of dentistry.

Meggie’s communication and her way to get to know patient’s, help her fit right in with the staff of Johns Family Dentistry.

Meggie has a large blended family that she loves spending time with. Her and her husband call University Place home and especially enjoy spoiling and loving on their first grand baby. Meggie enjoys family get together’s, baking, crafting and gardening.

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Day Sager

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 and husband Regas.



Photo of Puyallup WA Restorative Dental Hygienist: NicoleNicole 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.

Megan Anderson | Restorative Dental HygienistMegan Anderson

Restorative Dental Hygienist

Megan comes to our office bringing years of dental experience with her.  She started out working for her father (who is a retired dentist), as his dental assistant.  She then decided to go to college to pursue becoming a dental hygienist.  Megan graduated from Seattle Central College in 2013 and is pursuing her Bachelors degree from the Oregon Institute of Technology.  She loves working one on one with her patients.  Her goal as a dental hygienist is to treat each patient individually according to their specific dental needs through prevention and therapeutic treatment as well as patient education.  In her spare time, Megan likes to spend time with her family, enjoys the outdoors and works with middle and high school students through Young Life.

Jillian Garneau

Restorative Dental Hygienist

Jillian has a passion for educating and helping others improve their oral health. She has been working in the dental field since she was 16 years old, and she just loves oral health. Jillian began her dental career as a sterilization technician, then a dental assistant. She also worked at the front desk for 8 years before going to dental hygiene school. Jillian graduated in 2017 from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington. She graduated with honors and received her AAS and dental hygiene license.
During work, Jillian loves getting to know her patients, and she enjoys making patients feel comfortable by decreasing their anxiety. She enjoys having a job where she can help patients improve their oral and overall health by cleaning their teeth. Patients say that Jillian is gentle and personable with her care and she is always striving to provide her patients with the best care possible. If you hear laughing in the office, it is typically coming from Jillian’s room.
Jillian and her significant other have a son and a dog named Gizmo. She loves spending time with her family and friends and being outside.

Meet Melissa Dunlap

Melissa Dunlap

Dental Assistant/Sterilization Technician

Melissa originally joined our team back in 2015. After leaving to continue her education, she is back! You will often find her racing around the office. She keeps track of the lab cases, keeps the back running smoothly and our practice looking fresh and clean.

Melissa is a native of Arizona, but her and her family call the Pacific Northwest home. Melissa, her husband and three kids love the outdoors and particularly the water. She is great for bringing in clams, crab and anything else that they caught over the weekend. You may lovingly hear the staff refer to her as “Deuces.” It is a nickname that was awarded to her, as we tried to keep BOTH our Melissa’s separate. Melissa always wears a smile upon her face and is eager to assist in any way she can.