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Katina Walford
Dental Hygienist

I have been working at Johnson Family Dentistry since 1998 and I love being a hygienist.

I am married to Kevin Walford.  We have two boys; Koven and Kage.  We live 35 miles south of Devils Lake. We have a hunting lodge in Devils Lake and enjoy the outdoors. 

I enjoy scrapbooking with extra time but tend to spend most of my time taking pictures of my boys in their activities. 

Val Keller-Carman
Dental Hygienist

I have worked at Johnson Family Dentistry since 2008.  I am a North Dakota girl through and through.  I graduated from Devils Lake High School and continued my education at Lake Region State College, Minot State University and North Dakota State College of Science, where I acquired my degree in dental hygiene in 2004. 

I am married to Matt Carman and we have three amazing kids, Bradyn, ChayLee and Piper.  They know how to keep us busy: run, run, run.  My hobbies include anything outdoors: hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.


Lacey Tarang
Business Manager

I grew up in the Devils Lake ND where I graduated from Devils Lake High School.  I attended University of North Dakota and Northwest Technical College in Moorhead MN to receive my Dental Assisting degree. I worked as a chairside assistant for nearly 15 years, and have been employed with Johnson Family Dentistry since 2007.

I enjoy reading and spending time with my husband, Brian, and three children; Kemper, Paisley and Loghan.

Gale Dix

I was born and raised in Canada.  Moved to North Dakota when I married my husband, Craig.  We have two children, one grandchild and one yellow lab.  I have lived in the Devils Lake community since Craig and I married.  I have worked for Johnson Family Dentistry since 1990. 

I am an avid antique collector.  I enjoy fishing, reading, gardening, crafting and love animals.  Dogs are especially close to my heart although I will try to rescue anything moving that may be lost or injured.

Elizabeth Hanson
Dental Assistant


I graduated from Minnesota West Technical and Community College in Canby Minnesota in 2009.  I started working for Johnson Family Dentistry in 2012. 

I am married to Chad Hanson and we a son, Jamison.   We enjoy a number of outdoor activities, especially fishing.


Jordan Perez
Dental Assistant

I was born in Seattle and moved to Devils Lake in 2000.  I am a 2007 graduate of Devils Lake High School.  I met my husband and moved to California in 2011.  I completed my Dental Assistant schooling and training while living there.  I worked in Oral Surgery and Periodontics until moving back to Devils Lake in the fall of 2016.  We have 2 children and enjoy the Lake Region.

Susie Curtis
Appointment Coordinator

I was born in St Cloud, Minnesota.  My family moved to the Devils Lake area when I was 18 months old.  I graduated from Devils Lake Central High; then attended Lake Region State College and Minot State University, majoring in Business Management.

I have 2 sons Kristopher and Keaton.

My hobbies include fishing, camping and bow hunting.

I have worked for Johnson Family Dentistry since October of 2016.

Diane Barth
Dental Hygienist

I am originally from Munich, ND and I am happy to be back in my home region!  My husband Brad and I have three grown children-2 boys who live in Mountain View CA, and a daughter and son-in-law in Colombia, South America. I enjoy being part of a professional and caring dental team that provides quality services for our great patients. In my time away from the office I like to read, fish and visit family.

Nikki Ness
Dental Assistant

I grew up in Devils Lake and graduated from DLHS in 2012. I recently attended M State – Moorhead to pursue a degree in dental assisting.  I have lived in Grand Forks, Fargo and Colorado.  It was nice to expand my horizons but Devils Lake will always be home.  In my free time I enjoy slalom skiing, crossword puzzles and fishing, as long as the weather is below 70!