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Paxton Family Dental | Meet the Staff in Paxton

Paxton Family Dental

General Dentistry

225 N. Market St., Paxton, Illinois 60957


Meet the Staff


The team at Paxton Family Dental is friendly and concerned about their patient's needs.  This team has work together for many years providing their patients with quality care and service.  When you call or arrive at our office you will be greeted by Michelle.  She will handle all your new patient paperwork, and insurance needs.  In the back you will be greeted by our licensed dental Hygienist Heidi and Whitney.  They will take your x-rays, clean your teeth and discuss your treatment needs after Dr. Johnson completes his exam.  If you need any restorative treatment Heidi and Whitney will work together with Michelle to provide you with a treatment plan for your sevices.  When you arive for your treatment with doctor Johnson you will be greeted by Alicia.  Alicia is also a licensed dental Hygienist who works chair-side with doctor.  Alicia will discuss your treatment, provide post op instructions, and address any further questions you may have.  The following is a little about each of our members.  They are excited to meet you and learn about you and your family.  So give Michelle a call to schedule your appointment today. 


Michelle has been with Paxton Family Dental since September 2009.  Prior to her joining our team she worked for an insurance company for 20 years.  Michelle is married to Steve, they married in October 2014.  Together the couple have six children, and eight grandchildren.  Michelle loves bonfires, cookouts, and spending time with her grandchildren.


Heidi has over 10 years experience as a Dental Hygienist.  Heidi enjoys seeing her patients show improvement in their oral health from the education she has given.  Heidi has a great rapport with her patients and connects to them personally.  She strives to provide the most positive and comfortable dental experience and encourages each person to ask questions throughout their dental appointment.

Heidi enjoys spending her time with her husband, and their two children and dogs.  They enjoy visits to the park, watching movies together, shopping and baking.


Whitney grew up in Cissna Park Illinois.  She graduated high school in 2004 then attended Parkland College.  Graduated from the Parkland Dental Hygiene program in 2007.  She began working for Dr. Johnson in July 2007.  

Whitney married her long time love Ryan  in 2009.  The two welcomed their first child Lily Grace into the world in 2014.  The three have recently moved backed to Cissna Park to be closer to their families.  Whitney loves movies, TV, and reading (when she finds the time) and cats.  She has two very fat and lovable cats named Mojo and Crickett.   


Alicia enjoys working in the dental field and loves helping others.  She has lived in Illinois for almost 14 years but, was born and raised in Indiana.  She is married to Chris and has two children Mya and Julien.  Outside of work she enjoys working in her gardens, watching birds, and doing crafts.  Most of all she loves spending time with her beautiful family and friends.


Andrea attended PBL schools until moving to Rantoul with her high school sweetheart and daughter Khloe. Andrea married her high school sweetheart Cory in 2013 after the birth of her son. Together they moved to Florida where Andrea graduated as a Dental Assistant at the top of her class from Concorde College. In March 2016, Andrea returned with her family to Paxton to be near their family and friends. Andrea takes pride in bringing smiles to our patients with her warm and loving personality. She loves fall nights out at the lake and summer days in the pool with hubby and kiddos.

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