Meet Our Team
Horizon Laser Dental Care centers around a friendly, caring team of dental professionals who are committed to meeting your personal dental needs and ensuring the utmost comfort during your treatments. We are dedicated to providing you with personal attention, communication and trust. When you visit our practice, you can relax and know that we will provide you with all the available options for your dental care, and we will design a unique treatment plan that will offer you outstanding care. We welcome you to contact us at 970-245-3633 to learn more about dental care in Grand Junction, Colorado, and to make your appointment with our dentist. We look forward to meeting you!

Oldie but a goodie

Bob Johnson, DDS – Dentist/Owner (Our Fearless Leader) 

Dr. Bob Johnson graduated from Montrose High School, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart. He then attended the former Mesa State College, now Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, Colorado. He graduated with a pre-medical biology degree and minor in chemistry with honors. Bob and his wife love everything that the Western Slope has to offer and both knew that this beautiful area of Colorado would always be considered home. Their next journey led them to the Front Range, where Bob graduated from the University of Colorado-School of Dental Medicine in 2015. He received awards and recognition for his outstanding achievement in the field of dental implantology. Specifically, he was awarded the Dental Implant Student of the Year from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as Outstanding Student in Implant Dentistry from the Academy of Osseointegration.

After dental school graduation, he applied for and was one of four residents selected to pursue additional training in an advanced one-year residency with the VA Medical Center in Denver, CO. This residency provided invaluable experiences and further education for growth in his role as a newly graduated doctor. He earned training in sedation dentistry, advanced endodontics, wisdom tooth extraction, dental implant placement and gum surgery. He has a strong commitment to continuing education and knows that lifelong learning leads to a more cutting-edge dentist who is able to provide the best outcomes for patients. He is an active member of the American Dental Association®, Colorado Dental Association, Metro Denver Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration and is a Spear education participant.

As the owner of Horizon Laser Dental Care, Bob looks forward to improving your oral health and overall quality of life. It is his treatment philosophy and goal to make each patient feel as if he were treating his own family. Bob and his team will provide the highest quality care by listening to and understanding patient expectations, serving each patient’s unique comprehensive needs and providing a comfortable experience in a relaxed environment. He especially enjoys providing care in relation to implant dentistry and cosmetic rehabilitation.

Away from the office you will find Dr. Bob spending time with his wife and four children. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys cycling, snowboarding, hiking, hunting and fishing.

Sara Jo “SJ” – Remote Insurance Coordinator and HR director
Sara Jo, also known as SJ, is a highly skilled and dedicated dental professional who has been working in the field since 2000. Originally from Cadillac, Michigan, she has been a part of the Horizon Dental Care team since 2008 and has become an integral part of their team. SJ started her journey with the team by chairside assisting in the office for over two years but later moved to working remotely.

Throughout the years, SJ has helped patients from different states, including Texas, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and other places, to navigate their dental insurance, understand their treatment plans, and explore their financial options with expertise. She is committed to providing patients with the best possible care and support, ensuring that they are fully informed and empowered to make informed decisions about their dental health.

SJ believes that the best part of her job is being part of a dental team that truly cares about each patient as an individual. She is passionate about her work and takes pride in helping patients achieve their dental goals. When she’s not working, SJ loves staying active, traveling to new places, reading a good book, and creating memories with her husband and two children. Her passion for adventure and exploration is reflected in her work, where she is always looking for new ways to help patients achieve optimal dental health.

Liz – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Liz, and I am a registered dental hygienist. I graduated in May of 2018 from Henderson Community College in Kentucky. I was born in Minnesota, but grew up in Price, Utah. After graduating high school, I moved to Grand Junction to start my college career at CMU. While attending CMU, I met my husband. He joined the Army after he graduated from CMU and was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky. We moved back to Grand Junction in May of 2018 and could not be happier! I started working with Dr. Johnson and the Horizon Dental Care team in November of 2018. I have loved working here since day one. I love the field of dentistry, and I am ecstatic to have started my career with such a wonderful office. I look forward to helping all current and future patients achieve their optimal oral health. When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two dogs. We enjoy hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking.

Rhonda – Registered Dental Hygienist

Rhonda’s passion for dental health was apparent at a young age, as her parents would often find her brushing when she was supposed to be in bed.At 14, she was helping with sterilization and learning the office dynamics for her childhood dentist. At 18, she became certified in dental assisting but knew her heart was in hygiene. She was drawn to educating patients on preventive care and admired the relationships that hygienists built with their patients.Rhonda graduated hygiene school in 2004 and still feels the same eagerness to make a difference every time a patient sits in her chair. She is very thorough, with a gentle touch, and fits our office philosophy of superior patient care.

At the office, our panoramic view of Mt Garfield is a constant reminder of how much she loves Grand Junction! Rhonda also enjoys new challenges, being outdoors, RV camping with her family and snuggling with her pitbull. She looks forward to meeting you!

Debbie – Administrative Assistant

Hi, my name is Debbie, and I am a certified dental assistant. I graduated from Lake Michigan College with a degree in applied science. Since moving away from Michigan, where my husband I both grew up, we have lived in Wyoming and Utah before we recently returned to the Western Slope. When I joined the Horizon Dental Care team, I was excited to learn that Joanie and I were reunited after so many years of not working together! Each day, I look forward to greeting our patients and helping them in any way I can. My husband and I enjoy touring the United States on our Harley. We love spending time with our son and his family. You never know where we will be – could be snowmobiling, riding bicycles, hiking, spending time in the desert target practicing or cheering on our favorite racer at the BMX track!

Madalyn – Front Office

Madalyn, a Colorado native, spent her childhood in Palisade, where her family continues to run a successful peach farm. With 14 years of experience in the dental field, the majority of which she spent in an assisting capacity, Madalyn has recently transitioned to a front office role. She is eager to assist patients in coordinating schedules and ensuring seamless interactions with our dental team. Beyond her professional life, Madalyn finds joy in soaking up the desert sun. Her favorite pastimes include rafting, backpacking, canyoneering, and camping, all of which she enjoys alongside her two children and boyfriend.

Joanie – Chairside Dental Assistant
Bio coming soon!

Bonnie – Chairside Dental Assistant
Bonnie hails from the picturesque town of Fruita, CO, where she has nurtured her family and roots within the community. Armed with over 14 years of expertise in dentistry, Bonnie excels as an extended duties assistant, dedicated to enhancing her patients’ oral health. Yet, her passions extend far beyond the dental chair. Whether she’s whipping up culinary delights in the kitchen, navigating thrilling rapids on a rafting adventure, or basking in the warmth of cherished moments with her grandchildren, husband, and friends, Bonnie’s zest for life is palpable. A true nature enthusiast, she finds solace and inspiration in the great outdoors. With a genuine eagerness to ensure your dental visits are not just routine appointments but positive and uplifting experiences, Bonnie eagerly awaits the opportunity to serve and contribute to your well-being.

Megan – Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, I’m Megan! I am a dental hygienist dedicated to delivering exceptional oral care. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, but when I turned 18, I made the exciting move to Colorado, which I now proudly call home. My journey in dentistry began in 2012 as a periodontal assistant, where I quickly realized the crucial role dental hygienists play in promoting oral health.Motivated by my passion for making a difference, I embarked on the path to becoming a dental hygienist. In 2021, I successfully completed my Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene at the Community College of Denver, followed by my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2023. In December of the same year, I relocated to Grand Junction, where I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities this area has to offer.When I’m not caring for patients, my husband and I love indulging in our shared hobbies of hiking, paddleboarding, and snowboarding. Since joining Horizon Dental Care as a dental hygienist in January 2023, I’ve found immense fulfillment in my work and consider it my professional home. With my expertise and unwavering commitment to oral health, I strive to provide exceptional care to my patients, ensuring their smiles are healthy and radiant.

Kylie – Social Media Manager
Bio coming soon!