Meet Our Team

Caring for smiles in North Bend and the surrounding areas.

Craig Johnson, DDS

“I will listen to all of your concerns. I’ll then go over options to address these concerns while minding budget, fears, and time to provide you with compassionate care.”

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Dentistry is Dr. Johnson’s passion. He loves meeting new people, working with his hands, and creating life-changing differences over small periods of time.

His interest in the field began after shadowing dentists and volunteering at free clinics during high school and college. Fun fact – Dr. Johnson studied at Loma Linda University … Click to open a new window to Loma Linda University page … , and that’s also where he met his wife.

In his free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, traveling, reading, and watching movies and TV. He also likes to play games, golf, pickleball, ski/snowboard, and fish.

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Loran Ong, DDS

“I chose dentistry because it allows me to create smiles. I enjoy helping people and working with my hands, and I found that dentistry was a perfect blend of both worlds.”

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Dr. Ong was born and raised in Loma Linda, California, and graduated from Southern Adventist University … Click to open new window to Southern Adventist University page… in Tennessee. With his upbeat energy and desire to help others, our dentist looks forward to meeting people of all backgrounds and personalities at Above Dental.

He previously worked in Anchorage, Alaska for two years, and during that time, he married his best friend, Hannah. They live happily with their dog Penny.

Outside the office, Dr. Ong loves photography and traveling with friends and family. He also enjoys biking, hiking, and golfing. A fun fact? Our dentist was the local barber in his free time throughout college and dental school.

Nicholas Ahn, DMD

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I was born and raised on the Oregon coast in a small town near Tillamook. While growing up and watching my dad change so many peoples lives in the dental chair, I knew from an early age that I wanted to do the same.

I attended Oregon State University for my undergrad and Oregon Health & Science University to obtain my doctorates. It brings me joy to help patients overcome their anxiety and smile confidently once again.

To stay healthy and keep my mind fresh, I enjoy going to the gym after work everyday. My hobbies include golf, basketball, lifting, gaming, and traveling. I also love staying at home and watching some good television.

Dr. Ahn

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The Above Dental Team

Helping you rediscover your smile.

Dental Hygienists

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Binh Nguyen

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I am Binh, one of the hygienists at Above Dental. I have been working with our amazing team here
for 13 years. I live in Coos Bay. I am married and have 2 boys and 2 cats. In my spare time, I enjoy
reading, hiking, biking, taking my boys to the parks, beaches. We love being out in the nature.

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Breanna Gomes

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!

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Sarah Horst

Dental Hygienist

Sarah is from the area and feels lucky to live and work here. She enjoys meeting so many different people who quickly become lifelong friends. Her gentle touch helps soothe dental anxiety by creating a calm, lighthearted, and pain-free visit each time.

Outside of the office, Sarah and her family like to spend time outdoors, working on their property, hiking, camping and gardening. One of her bucket list items includes backpacking for a whole month with her husband and daughter!

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Andrea Tooley

Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Central Point, Oregon. I first wanted to be in dentistry was when I worked for my Orthodontist the summer before my Sophomore year. After that summer I was hooked. When graduating High school I knew I wanted to be a hygienist since I always had a great experience with the dental office and loved getting my teeth cleaned. I moved to the coast in 2000 from Central Point, Oregon.

I live in Reedsport with Pat and our 2 kids Nick 20 and Addie 8. When not working we love to go camping, fishing, watching movies, playing games and I love to read. Fun fact I also ride motorcycles long distance and ride for Mile Monsters Inc. That help boys who have DMD to live their best life. I rode the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge with my mom it was so much fun planning on doing it again in 2024.

One of my favorite quotes is “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”, by Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Front Desk Team

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Jodi Peck

Office Manager

I have been the office manager at Above Dental since 2009. I do my best at keeping the day-to-day operations running smoothly. I love working with talented, compassionate professionals. My favorite parts of my job are meeting new people and catching up with regular patients.

It is my personal goal to make each person feel welcomed as part of our dental family. Everyone here is fun, friendly, and down to earth. Dr. Brice, Dr. Martins, and Dr. Johnson are wonderful people to work with. I live about an hour away, in Camas Valley, with my husband, near our two grown children and our five grandchildren. On my days off I enjoy family dinners, hiking, quilting and fishing. Life is too short to not smile EVERYDAY. It’s our job to help you smile, too.

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Michelle Briones

Front Desk

Michelle grew up in North Bend and was always interested in the dental field. She loves learning new things, helping people, and working with the team at Above Dental.

In her free time, you’ll find her with family and friends, spending time outdoors in the summer, and reading. Her bucket list includes seeing the Aurora Borealis.

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Dani Crockett

Front Desk

My name is Dani and I am a financial and scheduling coordinator for the front office. I was born and raised here, and I am a graduate of North Bend High School. I worked in various customer service positions for 10 years before moving back to Oregon from Hawaii in March of 2017. I then became a part of the Above Dental Team.

The thing that I enjoy most about my job is being able to help those in our community transform their smiles and see their new-found confidence shine through!

When not working I keep myself busy as one of the coaches for the North Bend High School Equestrian Team, a 4-H leader, and helping other youth in our community learn with their equine partners. I enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time with my son outdoors. Welcome to our office!

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Chelsee Carter

Front Desk

I grew up in Coos Bay and recently relocated back to my hometown after living in Chicago for 3 years. I obtained my Bachelors of Science at the University of Oregon and received my MFA at Purdue University for acting.

I am very passionate about physical fitness, acting, mental health, and hope to one day go back to school for Psychology.

I love spending time in nature, hanging out with buddies, and cooking. I have 4 brothers, 1 sister, and a little niece on the way. I am so grateful to work with the amazing team at Above Dental.

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Hannah Choi

Front Desk

Bio coming soon!

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Cassandra DeGan

Front Desk

Hi, my name is Cassandra, I will be one of the first people you see when you come into the office. This is my first office position and I love it!

I was born and raised here in Coos county, I graduated from Marshfield High-School in 2008. During my free time, I enjoy traveling with my family, and often times you will see me out on the beaches exploring our beautiful coast line with my husband, two daughters, and our very spoiled Corgi. I look forward to meeting everyone who comes into Above Dental!

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Erik Veldman

Social Media

Hi there, I’m Erik. I’m doing our social media, website and other cool things. Working at Above Dental is an absolute joy, all of my coworkers are fantastic, and the doctors are fun to work with and for.

On my days off I’m probably either fishing, playing my Xbox/couchy day, looking up exciting cooking recipes, and/or working in/around the house.

Thanks for reading, you will enjoy your visits with us!

Dental Assistants & Techs

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Sheila Prescott

Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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Deborah Perez

Sterilization Tech

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Jenna Bryant

Dental Assistant

Hi, I am Jenna, one of the Dental Assistants here. I have been a part of Team Above Dental since 2018, and have been an assistant for 6 years. My favorite part of working in dental is getting to assist with so many different procedures, this makes work fun and you are constantly learning something new.

I was born and raised in Myrtle Point, and love swimming, hiking, and exploring. My husband and I recently
welcomed our first child, a little boy named Declan. We have a dog named Sadie who thinks she hasn’t been getting enough love with the new baby.

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Cadie Callaway

Dental Assistant/Sterilization Technician

I was born and raised in Coos Bay. I chose to work in dentistry because I enjoy helping people feel good about their smile. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors.

My favorite quote is “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

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Amelia Gonzalez

Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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Wendy Lua

Dental Assistant

My favorite quote is “Keep Smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”

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Heather Rohlik

Dental Assistant

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Claudia Murdock

Dental Assistant

My name is Claudia, and I have been a dental assistant since 2018. I love working in the dental field & making a difference in someone’s life. On my free time I enjoy fishing, hiking & spending time with my friends and family and my dogs.

Favorite quote: “When you can’t find the sunshine be the sunshine.”

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Angel Elliott

Dental Assistant

I’m from the small town of Myrtle Point. I chose to work in dentistry because it allows me to meet new people. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and being on the river with my two dogs.

My favorite quote is “Just keep swimming.”

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Hi my name is Nicole, I have worked as a dental assistant for five years and am grateful to call Above my home.

I grew up in Myrtle Point and have always had a love for animals and nature. When I am not at work you can find me with my three cats or experiencing the great outdoors with my friends and family.

My favorite part about dentistry is the compassionate, hard working, hilarious co workers who have become dear friends along the way and the ability to combine our gifts to benefit our patients.

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Rebecca Cowan

Dental Assistant

My name is Becca, I was born and raised in the area. Graduated local, I have been with Above Dental as an assistant since Jan of 2017.

I volunteered for their first Free Dental Day, and loved the atmosphere, and being able to help so many people. From that day on, I knew that I wanted to be in dentistry. I enjoy bringing peace and comfort to my patients during their visits in our office, as they bring joy to me. Being able to help and give relief is my favorite part of the job.

On my time off, I enjoy going to the beach with my daughter, and having family BBQ’s.


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