Dr. Erik Johnson, Pediatric Dentist
University of Connecticut
Dr. Johnson joined the St. Apollonia Dental Team in 2013. Dr. Johnson came to The County with the goal of providing dental care for children and adults with special health care needs. He grew up in Manchester, Connecticut and graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in biology. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. After practicing general dentistry for three years, he then completed a two-year residency program in pediatric dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Johnson and his wife Denise enjoy hiking, fishing, and biking in Maine, and spending time with their three children.
Join us in welcoming our newest team member:
Dr. Yang is accepting new patients and is ready to serve our communities.
She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Case Western Reserve University and earned the Stanley M. Koobation Award in recognition of her outstanding clinical skills. She also has a MBA from Texas A&M University and a BS in Health Science from the Campbell University of North Carolina.
Dr. Yang served in the US Army Special Forces Airborne Division as a medic & QA Specialist for four years. She has moved to Presque Isle from North Potomac, Maryland, and her hobbies include running, playing basketball, aerobic dancing, reading, and listening to music. Please join us in welcoming Dr Yang to our dental team.
Donna Green, EFDA, CDA
University of Maine
Donna joined the St. Apollonia Dental Team in 2011 and has been working as a certified dental assistant for many years. Donna makes every effort to help children feel comfortable at their appointment with her kind-hearted and warm personality. She is very hard-working and it pays off here at St. Apollonia Dental Clinic. She has recently become EFDA certified (Expanded Functional Dental Assistant). Donna grew up in Island Falls and resides in Presque Isle with her beautiful daughter, McKenzie.
Julie Tucci, Office Coordinator
Julie is a healthcare office veteran of over 10 years and she joined the St. Apollonia Dental Team in November 2013. She is the pleasant voice and smiling face of our practice! She works with our patients to help manage insurance coverage and submit prior authorizations. Julie and her husband, Dennis reside in Presque Isle. She is often found traveling to Cape Elizabeth where her grandchildren, Behr and Dakota call her Grammie!
Julie Ane Brown, Scheduling Coordinator
Julie-Ane joined the St. Apollonia Dental Team in 2016 and is a native to The County. Her cheerful smile and delightful personality is what greets patients at our clinic. Julie coordinates the schedule and works hard to find just the right appointment for each patient. She resides in Easton with her husband, Harvey. She enjoys traveling, especially to Ohio where her two grown sons live.
Jen Beaupre, Dental Assistant
Jennifer has been a dental assistant in the County for over 20 years. She is married to Jerry and they have two adult children. Jen always has a smiling face and a "can do" attitude. She is currently on medical leave and we look forward to her return.
Jan Tompkins, RDH
University of Maine
Jan has been practicing dental hygiene for 15 years and joined the St. Apollonia Dental Team in 2013. She is committed to helping children learn how to achieve a happy and healthy smile! Jan was born and raised in Caribou and resides there today with her husband, Jeremy and incredible son, Lucas.
Lisa LaJoie, Accounting Specialist
Lisa joined the St. Apollonia Dental Team in August of 2013. She comes to us with 26 years of bookkeeping experience. She can also speak french fluently since she was raised in a small town in northern Maine bordering Canada. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Erin Susee, Infection Prevention Assistant
Erin is one of our newest team member and we are pleased to have her on board. She loves all Disney princesses, especially Cinderella. Her warm smile and kind manner will help any patient through their dental appointment.
Dr. Norma Desjardins, Executive Director
Dr. Desjardins grew up on a potato farm in the County. She graduated from the University of Maine and from Tufts Dental School, and has practiced general dentistry in the County since 1992. She is the cofounder of Academy Dental and founded St. Apollonia Dental Clinic where she serves as Executive Director. Dr Desjardins resides in Van Buren with her husband Paul. They have two adult children and a growing number of fabulous, fun, fantastic grandchildren.