Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. He then went on to graduate in the top of his class from the University of Southern California with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, receiving multiple awards in academics and for exceptional clinical skills in dentistry and orthodontics. He completed his orthodontic residency at USC, obtaining a certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in craniofacial biology, with an emphasis on jaw development and its relationship to the developing teeth. Dr. Johnson completed his residency with the highest faculty reviews ever given to an orthodontic resident at USC.
Dr. Johnson has been involved in several areas of research, including the study of dental root resorption and the search for genetic links to mandibular prognathism (overgrowth of the lower jaw). He is also a strong believer in the development and implementation of new technologies to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of orthodontic conditions. His research also included the testing of 3D imaging techniques and the development of a novel software program which is being used today to help academicians with their research. Dr. Johnson continues to program software and has developed several programs currently being used in our office.
Dr. Johnson is a true artist, receiving the coveted "Golden Hands" award from USC for exceptional hand skills in wax carvings of teeth and for a mastery of dental anatomy. Even his hobbies are rooted in art, including piano, guitar, photography, woodworking, and graphic design. Dr. Johnson was born in Southern California and met his wife, Julie, a native of Washington State, while in college. They now live in Bremerton with their children, twin daughters Allison and Brittany, Caitlin, and twin sons Dillon and Zachary.
Dr. Johnson is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Washington State Dental Association, and the Kitsap County Dental Society. He was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society and is eligible for diplomacy in the American Board of Orthodontists. Dr. Johnson is bilingual; he is fluent in both English and Spanish.
You may have seen Dr. Johnson at a local lake or in Dyes Inlet practicing his latest hobby, flyboarding. He was featured in the Kitsap Sun, showing off his flyboarding skills.