Meet Our Friendly Staff


Our Front Office Team


Michelle Ringler

Administrative Assistant

I have enjoyed working in the dental field since graduating from College of the Redwoods more than thirty years ago.

I make every effort to treat anyone who walks into the office with warmth and the highest respect.

My husband and I keep busy with family activities and church ministry. I have enjoyed getting to know many great patients and look forward to meeting many more!


Jennifer Lopez

Administrative Assistant

Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am one of this office’s receptionists. I enjoy being a part of this team not only because of the quality care we provide to our patients, but also because of our strong sense of community, loyalty, and kindness.

In my free time, I love adventuring in nature and making music. I hope to dedicate myself to helping others by incorporating the positive, caring interactions I have experienced throughout my life.


Our Dental Hygienist


Michele Johnson

ADHP(Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner)

Hello! I am Michele Johnson, RDHAP, and would love to meet you! I enjoy people in general, and have been in practice for 12 years. I still love what I do.

My goal is to bring a diseased mouth back to a state of health, which positively affects the rest of your body. I use ultrasonics, hand instrumentation, loupes and education to do this.

I am a native to Humboldt county, and love this land. I am also a grandmother to six, a wife, mother and daughter. when I am not busy in the office, I love to cook, visit with my family and play with my three dogs.


Our Clinical Back Office Team


Tawnya Reed

Registered Dental Assistant

I was born and raised right here in Humboldt County. Growing up, I always enjoyed going to the dentist, which is what brought me down my career path as a Registered Dental Assistant.

The most rewarding part for me in my career is being able to give people back their smile and confidence!

When I’m not working, you’ll probably find me doing yard work, hiking with my fiancé, camping, playing with my two dogs Blue and Tank, watching comedies, or, one of my favorite hobbies, cooking!


Virginia "Vicky" Sanchez

Registered Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA and recently moved to Eureka with my husband and our five daughters. I graduated from the Dental Assisting program from Venice Skill Center in Venice, CA. I am currently working on advancing my education to become an RDA. I hope to make Eureka my permanent home.

Patient care is the utmost important part of my job. I want to make sure our patients feel comfortable and at home with us, while also ensuring that all their dental needs are met. It’s important that our patients have and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.