Meet The Team2018-10-26T22:35:54+00:00

Meet The Team


Thomas A. Johnston, DMD

Dr. Johnston grew up in the Upper Valley and presently lives in Hartland, VT.  He has been practicing dentistry for over 35 years. He and his wife Elaine have three married children and four grandchildren. He enjoys biking (pedal and motorcycle), skiing, snowmobiling and boating.  Dr. Johnston also serves in the VT Army National Guard.

Dr. Johnston is an accredited graduate of OBI, Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry

WHAT IS BIOESTHETIC DENTISRTY? Bioesthetic Dentistry is a process that includes comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning in order to obtain a healthy, highly functional, unworn chewing system that provides natural beauty (known as optimal biologic form). One of the main issues of Bioesthetic Dentistry is diagnosing causes of chewing system disharmony like tooth wear. It is understood that occlusion has an effect on the temporomandibular joint and the airway, so that it is essential for dentists to understand this relationship. Based on biological knowledge of the human chewing system, dental professionals learn how to reach the optimal biologic form using a number of different treatments.

Jen Barden, RDH

Jen is a New Hampshire native who has resided in the Upper Valley since 1994.  She currently lives in Grantham, NH with her two daughters.  Jen is an avid cyclist and a board member of the Upper Valley Women’s Cycling Club.  She also enjoys many other outdoor activities including snowshoeing, cross country skiing and hiking.  Jen has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2008 and has been working at this practice since October of 2008.


Kathy Fowler, RDH

Kathy is a lifelong resident of NH, living in Georges Mills with her husband Rusty, children Troy and Madison and a feisty golden retriever named Ollie. She loves spending time hiking the mountains of NH, kayaking, gardening, reading and creating stained glass. Kathy is a graduate of Forsyth Dental School and Northeastern University. She brings 30 years of experience from both private practice and public dental settings.

Meiber Soto, DA

Meiber was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. She studied dentistry in Nicaragua and after receiving her dental degree, she moved to the United States. Meiber now lives in Lebanon, NH with her husband. Her favorite pastimes include crafts and baking.


Barbara Welch, DA

Barbara was born and raised in Lebanon, NH where she still resides with her husband.  She is a proud mother of three children and has seven grandchildren.  Barbara is DANB x-ray certified, has been a dental assistant for twenty-two years and has been with this office since 2010.  Barbara enjoys gardening and photography.

Angela Avery, Office Manager

Angela is a native Vermonter and resides in Stockbridge. She has been a dental assistant since 1992, with 15 years spent working with Dr. Johnston. Angela is DANB x-ray certified and is an active member of AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Management). She transitioned to office management in 2014. Angela enjoys spending time with her children, baking, cooking, gardening, crafts and being outdoors.