Our skilled dentists are equipped to address all of your dental concerns so you can have a beautiful smile.
Dr. Steven M. Jones is a graduate of Shawnee High School. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he received his B.A. in Microbiology in 1986. Four years later he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (D.D.S.) from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Jones entered private practice in 1990 in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Jones also practiced in one of the first after hours dental emergency clinics in the country. After several years of private practice, he returned to his hometown of Lima, Ohio. Dr. Jones served as a clinical instructor at the Lima Technical College Dental Hygiene School and began planning a new general practice in the Lima area.
In 2002 Dr. Jones opened the newly constructed Northwest Dental Center. Dr. Jones is a member of the Ohio Dental Association, American Dental Association, Northwestern Ohio Dental Society & Academy of Contemporary Dentistry in Columbus Ohio.
Dr. Jill A Miller is an Elida native and Elida High School graduate.
She is a graduate of Ohio Northern University and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University in 2009.
Dr. Miller provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages and strives to make patients feel comfortable. Her goal is to make going to the dentist a pleasant experience for children and adults.
Dr. Miller has served as externship site host for Ohio Northern University and has partnered with the University of Northwestern Ohio to provide emergency dental care to student athletes.
Dr. Miller is a member of the Ohio Dental Association, American Dental Association, Northwestern Ohio Dental Society, and the Ohio State University Dental alumni society.
In her spare time, Dr. Miller volunteers in the children ministry at her church, enjoys running and spending time with her husband, Zac, and their 3 children.
Johnna earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Ohio State University where she was also a three-year varsity letter winner as a member of the women’s rowing team. She elected to stay in Columbus for dental school and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry.
Dr Burns provides comprehensive care for patients of all ages including operative, prosthodontic, endodontic and surgical treatment. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Northwestern Ohio Dental Society. She regularly attends continuing education courses. In addition to delivering great dental care, Johnna enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, baking, and following the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Dr. Mary Wiechart is a Lima native. She is a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School. Dr. Wiechart earned a Bachelor of Science in Nature Sciences from Xavier University. She earned a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Her practice includes operative, prosthodontic, endodontic and surgical treatments. In addition to delivering great care, Mary enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog, Bella. She also enjoys baking, golfing, travelling and listening to music.
Commited to Excellence
We believe that it is important that we conduct a thorough comprehensive examination in order to determine your dental care needs, now and well into the future. We have created all of our facilities with quality patient care, safety and comfort in mind.
We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your patient form—just call, write, or ask your dentist.
Our dental assistants support the dentists in the delivery of restorative and reconstructive services. Often they will help you get comfortable in the treatment room and may assist in your care by taking x-rays, impressions, or providing other services.
These caregivers play a vital role in your long-term oral health. In addition to providing you with regular cleanings, they will monitor the condition of your mouth’s soft tissues and provide care to patients with periodontal disease.
The Business Staff
Your first contact with our office was probably with our treatment coordinators. As you are already aware, they will help you become a patient at Northwest Dental Center by providing you with necessary information and assisting you in finding an appointment that is convenient for you. They will also help you understand our financial policies and payment options. If you have dental insurance, our business staff will assist you in filing claims and estimating your insurance reimbursement.