Family Dental Care



Dr. Johnson and the Family Dental Care staff in Erie, PA provide your family with cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services. Less than three years ago, we underwent a complete tech-driven renovation, now giving care with the most technically driven tools and providing you with the best dental care in the area. Our services include routine cleanings, dental crowns and bridges, extractions, teeth whitening, root canals, restorations, and more. Our staff is highly experienced and will work to make patients feel welcome and at ease. We will get to know your wants and needs so you can improve and maintain excellent oral health.


Dr. Nicole Stachewicz Johnson is a lifelong Erie resident. However she left for a period to pursue her education in dentistry. She is an alumnus of Iroquois High School and a graduate of Allegheny College, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Case School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and won the award for Clinical Excellence. After her education, she returned home to Erie to practice dentistry in her hometown.

Dr. Johnson is a member and has been actively involved in the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Erie County Dental Association. She has been the Erie County Dental Association Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, and President. She has served on the Council on Membership for the PDA and the ADA for several years. In 2013, she was given the honor of being inducted into the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, two cats and miniature potbellied pig.

Christine Froess

Office Manager

Christine is extremely knowledgeable about dental insurances and payment options. She is available to assist you with explaining the financial aspect of treatment to ensure that you understand and are comfortable with your dental experience in our office. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources. She has been the office manager at Family Dental Care since 2009.

Melissa Adams

Dental Hygienist

Melissa is a graduate of Iroquois High School and Tri-State Business Institute of Technology. She began her dental career as an assistant and went on to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been with Family Dental Care since 2010. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about periodontal health.

Stephanie H. Mitchell

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie graduated from West Virginia University of Technology, and has been in the Hygiene field for over 20 years. She currently has her Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner License and is also trained in mobile dentistry. She is passionate about Senior Oral Health. She has three beautiful children and two grandchildren and is a resident of Erie County.

Kaila Mitulski

Dental Assistant/Receptionist

Kaila graduated from Great Lakes Institute of Technology in 2012 from the Dental Assisting Program and is radiology certified. She began her career at Family Dental Care in April of 2015. Kaila is proficient in all areas of CAD CAM technology. She enjoys seeing the progress of patients and how happy they are with their outcome.

Amanda Preston

Dental Assistant/Receptionist

Amanda graduated from Great Lakes Institute of Technology in 2014 from the Dental Assisting Program and is radiology certified. She began her career at Family Dental Care in September of 2015. Amanda has a special interest in esthetic CAD CAM cases that transform smiles in one day. She enjoys making people smile and laugh and making them feel comfortable during their dental appointments.

Julisa Ortiz

Dental Assistant/Receptionist

Julisa has been with Family Dental Care since 2014 and was trained onsite. She is currently attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania for pre-dental medicine and works here during her breaks from college. She enjoys making sure our patients leave with a smile. She aspires to become a dentist and then possibly specialize.

Maritza Rivera

Dental Assistant/Receptionist

Maritza graduated Fortis Institute in May 2018 from the Dental Assisting Program. She was on the Dean’s List and is radiology certified. She began her dental career as an extern at Family Dental Care and then was hired as a full time dental assistant.

Patients, Parents, and Guardians

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some pretreatment screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again immediately before you come into the office and update your health history.
  • In order to limit the number of people in the reception area, upon arrival in the parking lot please call the office at 814-899-0602 to check in.  A treatment room will have already been set up for you and we will call your cell to let you know when to proceed into the office.
  • An associate will take your temperature prior to leaving the reception area and then you will be escorted to your treatment room immediately.
  • Please wear a mask on entering the building, just as you would any other place of business at this time.
  • We have hand sanitizer in the entryway that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Also, the waiting area will be used minimally if at all.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. Unfortunately, that will mean that you will be offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment than previously.
  • We will will allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the office at any given time.  At the same time, we have many, many patients who have been waiting months for care and a balance will have to be made between limiting office capacity and restricting access to urgent dental care. Of course, we will do our very best to serve your dental needs.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 814-899-0602 or visit our website at

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Dr. Nicole S. Johnson, DMD and the Family Dental Care, PC Staff