John J Johnson DDS
John J. Johnson D.D.S.
Dr. John J. Johnson grew up in Central Idaho, and opened his dental practice in the beautiful Lewiston Orchards in 1997.
Born in Council in 1965, John attended elementary school in both Potlatch and McCall, and graduated from McCall-Donnelly High School in 1983. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho in 1988, with teaching credentials in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Psychology. Following a brief teaching career and one year of graduate school in Educational Administration, he completed additional coursework, and applied to dental school in 1991.
Being an Idaho resident, his acceptance into Creighton University's Boyne School of Dentistry allowed him to complete his first year of dental school at Idaho State University. Furthermore, as an Idaho Dental Education Program (IDEP) student, he comfortably transferred to Omaha, Nebraska in 1992, as a sophomore, and enthusiatically completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in the spring of 1995. Prior to commencement, the faculty acknowledged him with the Dentsply International Award, identifying him as an exceptional removable prosthodontic (denture) student. In addition, he is most proud of the honor he received from the American Society of Dentistry for Children (ASDC), another faculty nominated award, recognizing his efforts in the children's dental clinic.
After graduation, Dr. Johnson returned to Idaho and briefly practiced in Moscow and Potlatch before moving to the LC Valley. He opened his Lewiston Orchards office on April 1st, 1997. This office grew slowly, but by 2003, space became a growing concern. An expansion was completed during the summer of 2004, giving him and his dental team more room to maneuver. From this immaculate, contemporary, and comfortable facility, he is still able to provide his patients the type of dental care that he'd provide any member of his own family. Best of all, he didn't have to change office locations, providing patients abundant parking and easy access from one of Lewiston's busiest streets.
John was married for nearly 15 years, and continues to enoy his free time with his twins, Ian and Rylie. "Co-parenting has been a real transition," he notes, "but our kids haven't slowed down a lick. In fact, sometimes I feel like I'm just driving them around in circles on the weekends." Between "gaming," swimming, sleep-overs, soft-pellet wars, homework, and friends too numerous to count, the twins stay pretty occupied. John only wishes he had the same amount of energy that they have.
Professionally, Dr. Johnson completes 50-75 hours of continuing education credit each year. Through his affiliations with the world renowned Seattle Study Club, the American Dental Association, and the Idaho State Dental Assocaition, he has been able to attend courses that continue to mold him into a far more rounded (an interesting) person than he'd have ever imagined. "I love the learning environment," he says without reservation. " I was in college for twelve straight years, loved learning and teaching, and I probably always will." Such coursework adds tremendously to what he is able to do for his patients and his dental team, a responsibility he takes very seriously.
According to Dr. Johnson, there was no greater gratification than finally completing school and returning home. When asked about his career choice, he passionately responds the same way, over and over again. "I love being a dentist," he answers without pause. "I can't imagine ever doing anything else." When you see Dr. Johnson and his Lewiston Orchards Dental Team in action, you will definitely feel his passion for the dentistry he provides, and for the patients who entrust their care to him.