MEET OUR STAFF

Dr. Keith Johnson, D.D.S.

Dr. Keith Johnson has been working in the dental field for 23 years, the last 20 of which have been at Boulder Creek Dental. Originally from Menlo Park, he worked his way through the University of California Berkley, then later graduated from The University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Fransisco. 

Dr. Johnson had enjoyed trips to Boulder Creek in his youth, and jumped at the opportunity to team up with Carl White, D.D.S. in early 1996. Dr. White originally started Boulder Creek Dental in 1965. Dr. J (as he is known by the locals) eventually took over the practice and continues to enjoy working in the San Lorenzo Valley with the people of Boulder Creek and surrounding areas. 

He takes pride in his skills of the profession, as well as those of his friendly staff members. 

Debby is very friendly and skilled in her profession. She graduated from Sacramento City College in 1994 with an Associates of Science Degree from the Dental Hygiene program. She and her family have been living in Santa Cruz since 1997. Debby enjoys swimming, biking, and going to the beach.

Kristel has been a dental hygienist since 2001 and spent 8 years working in periodontics. She enjoys living in Boulder Creek with her husband, two kids, and their pets. Her hobbies include plant-based nutrition, esential oils, running, and reading.

Kristel Krepelka: Dental Hygienist
Kendal Kemp: Dental Hygienist
Debbie Guildinger: Dental Hygienist
Peri  Searson: Dental Hygienist

Peri has worked in the dental field for more than 20 years, most of them in Santa Cruz. In 1993 she completed her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene at Cabrillo College. She feels fortunate to have chosen a profession that she loves, and cherishes her role in educating and encouraging her patients to achieve optimal dental health. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, walking and spending time with friends, her two adult children and twin grand babies.

Kendall is a San Lorenzo Valley native. She graduatd from SLV in 2004 and later earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Shasta College. Some of her favorite activities include traveling, backpacking and gardening.

Tara is a San Lorenzo Valley native. She has been Dr Johnson's lead assistant since 2008.Tara studied at Bryman College in San Jose, Ca. and received her RDA licence in 1997. Some of her favorite activities include visiting our beautiful local beaches, camping and trips to Bass Lake with her husband and her three kids.

Tara Long, RDA