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, ARCO, 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
- 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
- George Washington University
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
Dr. Leigh Ann Robinson
Dr. Leigh Ann Robinson became an associate with Arrow Dental Center in the summer of 2017. She is a native of Monroe, Louisiana, having attended Lexington Elementary, Lee Jr. High, and graduating from Neville High School in the class of 2008. She attended LSU in Baton Rouge where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She then moved to New Orleans and worked as a dental assistant in a pediatric practice prior to entering Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Robinson received awards for clinical excellence in pediatrics and general dentistry. Her love of dentistry was inspired by her parents, Dr. Robert Robinson and Dr. Linda Wright.
In her free time, Dr. Robinson enjoys cooking, traveling, hunting and spending time with her family. She is a member of the Louisiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Robinson looks forward to attending many continuing education courses and acquiring new skills and techniques to better serve the patients at Arrow Dental Center.
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 – Registered Dental Hygienist
Amy Stewart was born and raised in Deville, LA and came to Monroe to attend ULM in 1996. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from ULM and later earned a Master's of Science in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After graduation from ULM, she stayed in north Louisiana where she has practiced dental hygiene since that time. She resides in West Monroe with her husband, Scott, and their two wonderful boys. She enjoys going on camping trips with her family and spending time with her church family.
Dana – Office Manager
Dana, office Manager at Arrow Dental Center, has been married 24 years and has three beautiful daughters and a Shitzu. She attended and graduated from West Monroe High School and continued her education at Northeast Louisiana University. Her passion for dentistry began twenty-three years ago when she was hired by Dr. Johnston, and she had the pleasure of learning from and working with Dr. Johnston for five years before moving to Central Arkansas where she continued working in the dental field. Dana was fortunate to work for some great dentists during her time in Arkansas that helped continue her growth and knowledge in dentistry and provide her with the best training available. she enjoys being able to assist patients with understanding their treatment plan better and make it financially possible for them to receive the needed treatment. Dana is glad to be back working where her career in dentistry started and continues her growth and knowledge in the field.
Jennifer – Marketing Director
Jennifer is a proud wife and mother to two beautiful children. She has one granddaughter who has stolen her heart. She is a native of West Monroe & graduated from West Monroe High School. After many years in sales and marketing, Jennifer came to work at Arrow Dental Center. For the past four years it has been her mission to make Arrow Dental Center continue to grow & make every patient that comes in our office feel like family. Jennifer loves being part of the team and having an opportunity to give back to the community with our annual Dentistry from the Heart and Patient Appreciation Day events. She considers the Arrow Dental Center staff her second family and is so proud to be a part of the team.
Terrie – Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Terrie is from Bastrop, Louisiana and has over 25 years' experience as a dental assistant, holding Expanded Duty certification from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Terrie's broad experience includes all areas of restorative and cosmetic dentistry including crowns, bridgework, dentures, dental implants, veneers and bonding. She joined Dr. Johnson's team in October 2014, she strives to be a good listener and compassionate to the patients she encounters daily. Terrie has three grown children and five grandchildren. She enjoys her church, loves the beach and enjoys traveling, especially to see the grandchildren in Arkansas and New Hampshire.
Laura – Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Laura is a resident of Sterlington, Louisiana. After graduating from Bastrop High, she attended Delta Community College and ULM. She received her certification as a Phlebotomist and moved to South Carolina where she worked at the Hilton Head Hospital. Upon returning to Louisiana, she began her career and lifelong passion in Dentistry. Laura is a Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Dental Duty Assistant certification. She has been in the dental field for 10 years and has experience in Cosmetic, Oral Surgery and General Dentistry. Laura prides herself in giving the best patient care and striving to stay up to date in the latest dental technology. She has a handsome little boy named Pierce and her fur babies, Cash and Boss. Outside of work Laura enjoys refinishing furniture, hunting, fishing and being with family and friends.
Billie – Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Billie is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana and began her career as a dental assistant there in 1973 working for a periodontist (pediatric dentist). Upon getting married in 1980, Billie moved to Sterlington, Louisiana and went to work assisting Dr. Michael Nolan where she obtained her Expanded Duty Certification from ULM in 93. She worked for Dr. Nolan for 34 years and upon his retirement in 2014, joined Dr. Johnston’s staff here at Arrow Dental. Billie was excited to be able to continue in the career field she has always loved. ln her off time, Bille enjoys laying out by the pool and traveling with her "best friends", her husband of 37 years along with spending time with their beautiful two daughters.
Britney – Treatment Plan Coordinator
Britney is a treatment plan coordinator who works with patients to help them understand their dental needs and why it's necessary. She believes knowledge is key and strives to make sure every patient understand their options thoroughly. Britney has been in the dental field for over 9 years and has worked in almost all positions one can hold in a dental office. which makes her the perfect fit for the title she holds. Outside of the office Britney enjoys spending time with her 4 children and spouse, out of town trips are her favorite.
Jessica – Front Office Specialist
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. Jessica later found that led to dentistry. She began training to become a Dental Assistant in 2013 and became Hygiene Coordinator. Jessica makes her primary goal to accommodate patients with their routine care and hygiene needs. She continually undergoes training with the nationally ranked training company, The Scheduling Institute where she has received recommendations and 5 start ratings for outstanding customer service skills. When not serving patients, Jessica is spending time with her wonderful husband, Johnathan and their three children and family. Jessica is the Junior High leader at The Assembly, where she continually tries to empower the youth of today. Jessica believes that through hard work, dedication, and faith in Christ Jesus, all things are possible.
Jana – Insurance Coordinator
Jana is a lifelong resident of West Monroe, Louisiana and attended West Monroe High School participating as its Rebel Mascot graduating in 2009. Jana has worked for Arrow Dental Center since March 2014 performing various rolls throughout the office. She strives for personal service and getting to know each patient. She is the mother of beautiful daughter, Levyn Faith, who keeps her on her toes. During her free time, Jana enjoys attending her church and running her BeeSnappy Photobooth. She also spends a lot of time around Cedar Grands Venue, owned and operated by family, which she enjoys most! Anything involving family and fun, count her in.
Tanya – Account Manager
Tanya has been a part of the dental and medical industry for over 15 years. Tanya loves her work family and enjoys being a part of Arrow Dental Center. Tanya has experience with checking patient benefits, filing insurance claims, treatment planning, & accounts receivable. She understands that the most uncomfortable part of a dental visit is checking out and does her best to accommodate every patient. Tanya graduated from Rayville High School and continued her education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She resides in rural Richland parish with her husband John and three daughters; Destinee, Sydnee, & Gracie. Outside of work Tanya enjoys camping, tubing, lounging by the pool, and backyard bar-b-ques with her family and friends.
Jamie – Dental Assistant
Jamie was born and raised in West Monroe, La. She has 2 sisters, a brother and a 23year old son-Chris. She is also very proud of her 2yr old beautiful granddaughter- Emory. Jamie started her dental assisting career in 2000, under the supervision of Dr. William Johnston. She has worked as a dental assistant for the past 17 years. She takes pride in making sure all the patients feel comfortable and loves getting to know them on a personal level. Jamie’s goal is to make every patient feel like they are special and always goes above and beyond. On her off time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Marquita – Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Marquita Heckard was born and raised in Monroe, La. She attended Carroll High School and North-Western State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. Marquita has been in the dental field for 10 years and received her expanded Duty Certification from ULM in 2009. Her passion for recreating smiles and building confidence has kept her in the dental field. She joined Arrow Dental Center in October 2017 after utilizing her knowledge and skills to instruct future dental assistants. Her motto is to “Live Life to The Fullest”. Her hobbies include spending time with her son, Jaiden and adding modifications to her mustang.