Our Dentists

The Dentists at The Kidds Place

Catherine K. Luchini DDS, General Dentist

dr-cathyDr Catherine Luchini has practiced General Dentistry since 1988. A New York native, she received a New York State Board of Regents scholarship to St. Bonaventure University. She graduated cum laude with a major in Biology and a minor in Microbiology.

Dr. Luchini is a 1988 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry. She participated in many programs to provide access to care to the underprivileged in Washington DC. It was at Georgetown where she met and married classmate Dr. Joseph Luchini, a Spokane Washington native.

Dr. Luchini practiced with her husband while raising their three children. She served as the acting dentist on staff at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, taught at Eastern Washington University School of Dental Hygiene, and Spokane Falls Community College Dental Assisting School. Dr Luchini is a member of the Spokane District Dental Society and served on the Society’s Executive Council. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Luchini loves children of all ages. She now practices as a general dentist in a pediatric practice. She enjoys volunteering for numerous area church, school, and community organizations.


Erin Johnson DDS MS, Pediatric Dentist

dr-erinAs a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Erin Johnson is Spokane’s first, and only, female Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentists, the Washington State Dental Association and the Spokane District Dental Society. Dr. Johnson grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Calvin College in 2002. She was also an NCAA All-American swimmer. During college she worked as an assistant swim coach for the Grand Rapids Christian High School girls’ swim team. Dr. Johnson received her dental degree from The University of Michigan in 2006 where she served as the school’s representative to the American Student Dental Association. She also served as a student delegate to the Michigan Dental Association in 2004 and the American Dental Association in 2005. She recieved the American Student Dental Association’s Award of Excellence in 2006, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Academic fraternity in 2006. Dr. Johnson completed her Pediatric Dentistry training at the University of Michigan where she received both her Pediatric Dentistry Certificate and a Masters of Science in Denistry degree. Her research, while at the University of Michigan, focused on sedation in children’s dentistry. She has volunteered her time to Give Kids a Smile and Special Olympics Special Smiles.

Dr. Johnson met her husband, Dr. Bret Johnson, a Spokane, Washington, native, while in dental school. They were married in July of 2008, and returned to Spokane to start their family. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Johnson enjoys many hobbies including swimming, running, skiing, traveling, cheering for Michigan football, and taking care of the family’s Golden Retriever, Maizie.


The Kidds Place
506 East Hastings Rd. Suite B
Spokane WA 99218

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