We Treat You Like Family Because We ARE Family

Our family has been in the business of achieving bright, beautiful smiles for over 30 years. Dr. Timothy Thetford set a standard of excellence that has been taken up by his daughter, Dr. Alison Johnson and nephew, Dr. Joseph Brennan. The entire team at Believe Dental Care is committed to delivering the very best care because our patients are important to us. We don’t just treat your teeth, we get to know the person behind each unique smile.

Dr. Brennan DDS

Joseph Brennan, DDS

Dr. Joseph Brennan is a lifelong Toledo resident; he’s also a graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School, Miami University, and The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. After completing an extensive dental residency program at the University of Toledo and the Medical College, he joined Dental Health Associates (now Believe Dental Care) in 2004. Dr. Joe continues to keep up on the newest dental techniques by consistently attending continuing education programs. His proficiency in new esthetic dental restoration techniques allow him to help patients achieve beautiful smiles. He recently completed advanced training for Invisalign® orthodontics and is a Spear Faculty Club member. Dr. Joe holds memberships in the American Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Association, the Toledo Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Spear Study Club. He also stays active in the community as a coach for CYO athletics.

Dr. Brennan and his wife Julie have four children and too many pets. When not in the office, you can find him either coaching his kids or cheering them on from the sidelines.

Dr. Alison Johnson DDS

Alison Johnson, DDS

Dr. Alison Johnson grew up in Maumee. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Toledo and then went on to Miami University and The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Alison could be seen around our office working with the hygienists and sterilizing instruments. She realized that helping people achieve a beautiful, healthy smile was her dream and joined Dental Health Associates (now Believe Dental Care) as a dentist in 2013. Dr. Alison enjoys practicing general dentistry because she loves being able to treat all the members of a family, especially children. She believes that positive pediatric experiences can create a lifetime of great oral health. Dr. Alison has completed advanced training for Six-Month Smiles® adult braces, as well as Invisalign®. This allows her to help adult patients who may not be satisfied with the appearance of their teeth. Dr. Alison has also completed the AAFE course to treat patients who have discomfort caused by clenching and grinding their teeth with BOTOX® therapy. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, Toledo Dental Society, and the Mommy Dentist in Business.

Dr. Johnson and her husband David have two children. They enjoy spending time with their family, exploring the parks and trails that Northwest Ohio has to offer.

Dr. Timothy Thetford DDS

Timothy Thetford, DDS

Dr. Tim Thetford has provided the highest quality of dental care to Swanton area residents since 1991. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at The Ohio State University. Dr. Tim completed his postgraduate residency at the Medical College of Ohio, which allowed him to develop his expertise in treating children. Dr. Thetford enjoys giving back to his community and beyond. He has taken mission trips to Honduras through the Swanton Rotary and has volunteered his services to individuals at the Northwest Ohio Dental Center. Dr. Thetford is a member of the American Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, Toledo Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Tim is a proud grandparent to three kids who adore their “Bubba.” He loves to travel, but when he is home, he spends most of this time being active outdoors.