Our Doctor

Kallie Krugman-Johnson, DDS

Dr. Kallie Krugman-Johnson has been providing personalized, comprehensive dentistry in Norfolk, Nebraska, for many years. She completed her dental studies in the college of dentistry at University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2008. Prior to her graduate studies, Dr. Krugman-Johnson completed her Bachelor of Science in biology and human science. Dr. Krugman-Johnson shows her commitment to lifelong dental education by consistently furthering her education in the field. Dr. Kallie Krugman-Johnson is a member of ADA and Nebraska Dental Association.

From 2008 to 2010, she was an associate dentist at Pierce Dental Office. From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Krugman-Johnson was the primary dentist at Norfolk Community Health Care Clinic. She has been working as the only dentist at Smiles Dental P.C. since August 2013. She loves working with her patients and her team.

When she isn’t working, Dr. Kallie Krugman-Johnson loves running with her dog, Copper. She enjoys hiking, cycling, swimming, visiting her family in the Black Hills, painting, reading and watching Husker sports.

Our Team

Crystal Maldonado — Office Manager

Crystal has worked with Dr. Kallie Krugman-Johnson for four years. She is bilingual and certified in CPR/BLS, dental radiography and HIPAA/OSHA protocols. Crystal loves that we work well together when it comes to patient care and that we focus on what is best for each patient.

Crystal is married with a young daughter. She is expecting another child soon! In her free time, Crystal loves playing and coaching soccer. She also enjoys hiking.

Maria Tapia — Front Desk

A recent hire at Smiles Dental P.C., Maria started working with Dr. Kallie Krugman-Johnson in 2018. She is bilingual and loves working with her coworkers and with the public. She does her best every day to make sure each patient feels comfortable when they come into the building.

Kendra Knopik — Registered Dental Hygienist

Kendra has been a dental hygienist at Smiles Dental P.C. for four years. She is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at Iowa Western Community College. She completed her studies in 2013. Kendra educates our patients on preventive measures that can benefit them, such as power toothbrushes, sealants, regular cleanings and exams, as well as proper home care instructions to prevent decay.

She loves that our practice focuses a lot on doing what is best for each patient on an individual basis. Additionally, Kendra likes that we all work well together to ease all patient appointments and to help them clearly understand the treatment that will best benefit them.

Kendra is married to her husband, Trevor. In her free time, she loves spending time doing outdoor activities like camping, hiking, running and gardening. She enjoys working out, crafting, traveling and playing sports.

Ashley Depledge — Dental Assistant/Floor Supervisor

Since 2015, Ashley has been working at Smiles Dental P.C. as our dental assistant and floor supervisor. Prior to working at our office, Ashley received her Associate of Arts degree. She is BLS/CPR certified. She has certifications in dental radiography, coronal polish and HIPAA/OSHA protocols. Ashley enjoys helping others feel better and stay healthy through good dental practices.

Ashley has two children. In her free time, she loves swimming, boating, hiking and camping.

Cielo Arellano — Dental Assistant

Cielo has been working as a dental assistant at Smiles Dental P.C. for over a year. Cielo is bilingual in Spanish and English. She is certified in CPR, dental radiography and HIPAA/OSHA protocols.

Our dental assistant, Cielo finds the dental industry very interesting. She likes that she gets to help patients feel good about coming to dental checkups. She helps educate patients about the importance of maintaining excellent dental hygiene. She has respect and empathy for patients and takes the time to listen to their needs and wants. Cielo makes sure that Dr. Kallie Krugman-Johnson has what she needs for procedures. Cielo is a friendly person who cares about the well-being of others. She loves to work with kids! She wants her patients to have a lovely, healthy smile and a positive experience at Smiles Dental P.C..

Cielo has a young daughter and is engaged to Ethan. Together, they love to take road trips and enjoy the outdoors. They love hiking and cooking.