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.
About St. Apollonia Pediatric Dentistry
St Apollonia is a pediatric dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your child’s teeth that will result in a long lasting,healthy smile!
This nonprofit clinic seeks to aid those most in need of dental services; particularly the children and adolescents of Aroostook County. All types of insurances are accepted as well as self paying patients, and a sliding fee schedule application is available.
St. Apollonia Pediatric Dentistry accepts referrals from area physicians, school nurses, hospitals, orthodontists and other dental offices whose patients require specialty care.
Our primary goal is to provide high quality comprehensive dental services and to educate patients and their parents, guardians, or caregivers about dental disease prevention. Dental services provided include dental exams, cleanings, radiographs, sealants, fluoride treatments, restorative services (fillings, stainless steel crowns, and root canal treatment), space maintainers and oral surgery procedures. We offer treatment under sedation and general anesthesia at the local hospital.
Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for your child as soon as possible. We thank you for allowing us to take care of your child’s dental needs and look forward to serving you.
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 find just the right appointments. 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!
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.
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.
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.
Jen Beaupre, Dental Assistant
Jen joined the St. Apollonia Dental Team in November 2017. She comes to us with 20+ years of chairside dental assisting experience. .