Meet Our Dental Staff
Dr. William Johnston
Dr. William C. Johnston, a native of Monroe, Louisiana, graduated from Neville High School in 1971. He served four years in the United States Navy and two years in the reserves as hospital corpsmen, lab tech. He graduated from the University of Louisiana, Monroe in 1979 in Pre Dentistry. He then went on to attend Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1983 in New Orleans. He moved back to Monroe with his wife, Kim, and two daughters, Carrie and Rebecca. He opened his dental practice in the summer of 1983 in Monroe.
Dr. Johnston attends many continuing education seminars throughout the year. He completed post graduate program from Case Western Reserve University in Esthetic (Cosmetic) Dentistry, in 1992 and Baylor College of Dentistry in 1995. He is a member of the America Dental Association, Better Business Bureau, and the Monroe Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Johnston is active in his community and church. He is a 2003 graduate of “Leadership Ouachita” from the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. His office supports many community programs such as Lifeshares Blood Center, Areo, and is a strong supporter of the Louisiana National Guard. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dr. Johnston is an avid hunter and sportsman. He is past president of Tupawek Archery Club and Northeast Louisiana Archery Association. He likes to deer and duck hunt and loves to go out west to hunt Elk with his bow.
Dr. Johnston belongs to the following memberships:
- American Dental Association
- Louisiana Dental Association
- Northeast Louisiana Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- D.O.C.S. Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- Monroe Chamber of Commerce
- Monroe Better Business Bureau
- Neville High School
- University of Louisiana Monroe
- Louisiana State University Dental School
- Monroe Chamber of Commerce Leadership Ouachita
Post Graduate Programs:
- Case Western University Dental School Esthetic Dentistry Level 1
- Baylor University Dental School Esthetic Dentistry Level 2
- Rivertown Award of Excellence Nominee: 2002 & 2004
- United States Navy: 1972-1978
Connie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Connie was born and raised in Southern Illinois. Her ancestors migrated from New Orleans to Illinois in the early 1880s. She is a graduate of Lakeland College, Mattoon, Illinois. Connie is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, Louisiana State Hygiene Association, and the Northeast Dental Hygiene Association. Having followed her husband’s career, she has passed 2 regional board exams and has been licensed in 8 states. Connie has practiced hygiene in Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. She has worked with Dr. Johnston since November of 1989 and is married with has three children. Her oldest daughter is an attorney and her identical twin sons have degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Connie has many hobbies and interests, including family, travel, cooking, and Genealogy.
Amanda – Registered Dental Hygienist
Amanda grew up in Calhoun, LA and graduated from West Ouachita High School as the salutatorian of her class. Upon graduation, Amanda knew she wanted to touch the lives of people and have a positive impact on them. She went on to study at ULM, where she graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. She continues her education yearly by taking courses to stay up-to-date on the latest research and technology in the field of dentistry. Amanda has been a part of Arrow Dental Center since August of 2009 and became a full-time team member in October of 2012. She loves being a part of our dynamic and growing practice and looks forward to many years of practicing dental hygiene with Dr. Johnston. She and her husband, Tracy, live in West Monroe. They have four children, which keep them very busy: Alex, Daniel, Reagan, and Hanna Faith. Amanda and her family are active members of Living Way Apostolic Church. Amanda enjoys singing, cooking, spending time with her family, and most of all living a God centered life: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth” (III John 1:4).
Amy Stewart – Registered Dental Hygienist
Amy was born and raised in Deville, LA and came to Monroe to attend ULM in 1996. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and graduated in May 2000. After graduation she stayed in Northern Louisiana where she has practiced dental hygiene for the last past 14 years. During that time she also completed a Masters of Science in Biology through the University of Nebraska system. She now resides in West Monroe with her husband, Scott, and their two wonderful boys. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her sons play baseball, and going camping with her family on the weekends.
Dana – Office Manager
Dana has been married for over 20 years and has three beautiful daughters and a shih tzu. Dana attended and graduated from West Monroe High School and continued her education at Northeast Louisiana University. Dana was given the pleasure of learning from and working with Dr. Johnston for five years before moving to Central Arkansas, where she continued working and expanding her knowledge and experience in the dental field. Today, Dana is glad to be back working where her career in dentistry began and continuing her education in dentistry.
Jennifer Rhea – Marketing Director
Jennifer graduated from West Monroe High School. She has two beautiful children and a grand-daughter. Jennifer loves getting to know the patients and interacting with the community. She prides herself on making everyone feel like someone special. As dentist offices aren’t usually a favorite place for most people to visit, Jennifer makes it her mission to make that experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for every patient who walks through our doors.
Dawn – Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Dawn has been a Dental Assistant for over 25 years and has lived a life that has made her strong and confident. She is eager to learn and make her environment enjoyable for patients. Dawn is very family oriented. She has 3 children, a granddaughter, and another grandbaby on the way. She has been married to her best friend for almost 8 years. She loves to travel and enjoys sewing, working in the yard, and hunting.
Terrie Robinson – Expanded Duty Assistant
Terrie has been a Dental Assistant for over 25 years. She joined Dr. Johnston’s team in October 2014. Terrie attends 1st Baptist Church in Bastrop. Terrie has three children, 2 boys and a girl, and 5 grandchildren. She loves the beach and to travel anywhere, especially to see her 2 beautiful grandchildren in New Hampshire.
Billie – Expanded Duty Assistant
Billie grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. She started at a periodontist in 1973 for 7 years. She married her best friend and moved to Sterlington, Louisiana. Billie worked for Dr. Nolan as his dental assistant for 34 years (until he retired). Billie loves being a dental assistant. She has been married to her best friend of 34 years; they have 2 beautiful daughters and 3 dogs. In her leisure time, she loves laying out by the pool and traveling.
Jennifer Williams – Dental Assistant
Jennifer is from East Texas and moved to Monroe right before she went to Ouachita High School where she graduated. She has a beautiful little girl, a pit bull, and a Chihuahua that she loves very much. Jennifer is x-ray certified and will be EDDA certified in February 2015. She loves her new job and the people she works with. In her free time, she loves to read and travel.
Britney – New Patient Coordinator
Britney is the mother of two beautiful children, Nicholas and Avery. Born in Monroe and raised in Marietta, GA, Britney is EDDA certified, CPR certified, and X-ray certified. Britney first began at Arrow Dental Center in August of 2013 as an assistant. She has transitioned into her new position as the new patient coordinator. Britney loves being able to make new patients feel welcomed and answering any questions they may have.
Jessica – Hygiene Coordinator
Jessica is a lifelong resident of West Monroe, LA. She graduated from West Ouachita High School and later attended college at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and LA Delta, where she pursued a degree in nursing. After discovering that her passion was in dentistry, she began training to become a dental assistant in 2013 and later became a hygiene coordinator. She continually undergoes training with the nationally ranked training company, The Scheduling Institute, where she has received recommendations and 5 star ratings for outstanding customer service skills. Jessica is married to her husband, Jonathon, has a beautiful daughter named Ally-Beth, and an amazing church family at The Assembly West Monroe, where she is a junior high school leader helping youths. Jessica believes that through hard work, dedication, and faith in Christ Jesus, all things are possible.
Jana – Front Office Specialist
Jana is a graduate of West Monroe High School. She is married to her best friend, Brad, and together, they have three fur babies: Chanel, Briar, and Penley. She enjoys getting to know every patient and strives on personal service and is an asset to our staff.
Tanya – Account Manager
Tanya has been a part of the dental and medical industry for 15 years. She has extensive experience with insurance, billing, and accounts receivable. She and her husband, John, reside on the outskirts of Richland parish with their three beautiful daughters; Destinee, Sydnee, & Clara-Grace. Outside of work, Tanya enjoys cruising, camping, tubing, and backyard barbecues with her family & friends. Tanya loves being a part of Arrow Dental Center’s team – helping them create beautiful smiles.