Meet the Team

  • Paula

    Paula has worked in dentistry for over 42 years. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Her care is unmatched and patient's love her gentle, consistent, kind approach.

    ''I thoroughly enjoy my profession and contributing to my patients' oral health.''

  • Juli

    Juli has worked as a dental hygienist for over 20 years (and seven years as an assistant). She earned her Associate of Applies Science degree from Ferris State University and later graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. We couldn't be more excited to have Juli on our team, serving our patients and community with her knowledge and skills. She's one of the best hygienists we've ever worked with and understands how to connect with her patients, helping them maintain and improve their oral health.

    ''What drives my passion for being a dental hygienist is that it has allowed me to be an active part of taking care of my community, one person at a time.''

  • Jill

    Jill earned her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) at the Northshore Dental Assisting Academy in 2019. She's a huge asset to the Swiftwater Dental team and our community.

    ''I love water, dogs, and my family. I have a 15 year-old daughter who means the world to me. My mom is my best friend.''

  • Christy
    Office Manager

    Christy has been in dentistry for more than three decades and understands the ins-and-outs of helping patients not only understand treatment and dental insurance but also feel comfortable and understood. Her leadership is unsurpassed—she helps the office run smoothly in every aspect.

    ''The best part of my day is knowing that our patients and staff had successful interactions — a great experience — and walked out smiling. When not working, my husband and I enjoy our dogs, family, friends, soccer, entertaining, & traveling.''

  • Modesta

    Modesta has worked as a dental assistant for over 17 years. She completed the Dental Assistant Program at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon. Her quiet demeanor and amazing skills help patients feel at ease. To us, she's a rockstar!

    ''I enjoy being able to treat patients as if they were my own family members.''

  • Nicole
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Nicole has worked in dentistry for 18 years as an assistant, patient care coordinator, and office manager. She attended Bryman College, where she completed her training in Dental Assisting. Nicole cares about people and helping them feel comfortable. She's a huge part of helping our patients feel like family.

    ''I enjoy nothing more than helping to make others smile.''

  • Candace “Candy”

    Candy has worked as a dental hygienist for over 16 years. She graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She's an irreplaceable, superb hygienist who cares for her patients like they were family. She's passionate about doing the job right.

    Candy's humorous version of the Swiftwater Dental vision statement: ''We care for our patients like family. Now brush your damn teeth.''

  • Ashley ‏‏‎ ‎

    Ashley started working her senior year of high school and has worked in dentistry for over nine years. We are so lucky to have her on our team!

    “What I love most about being in the dental field is the ability to understand and take care of someone’s dental needs, as well as the team setting a great office provides.”

Office Hours


Dr. Johnson

8:00 AM-5:00 PM


Dr. Johnson & Dr. Coder

8:00 AM-5:00 PM


Dr. Timmerman

8:00 AM-5:00 PM


Dr. Johnson & Dr. Timmerman

8:00 AM-5:00 PM


Dr. Timmerman

8:00 AM-3:00 PM


Dr. Johnson

8:00 AM-1:00 PM