About Dr. Mark D. Johnson DDS PS
I am somewhat of a local. I grew up in Lakewood, attending Idlewild Elementary, Mann Junior High, and Lakes High School, where I graduated with honors. I attended Ricks College, in Rexburg, Idaho, a large junior college for a year before serving a two-year mission in Scotland for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After returning home, I married and returned to my undergraduate education at Brigham Young University. I pursued a degree in Zoology for the next two years and then was accepted after three years of undergraduate studies at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. I graduated in 1983 with honors.
Throughout high school, college, dental school and the first few years of dental practice I helped support myself and my family with skills that my father, who was a renowned dentist, taught me as a dental lab technician. I enjoy continually learning about the field of Dentistry and have been practicing now for 34 years and hope to continue to do so for many more. I have a total of seven wonderful children who I am very proud of.
Dental Work Missions
I took my bishop from church to Guatemala to see where he had served a mission for our church. We were walking around and this little girl who was about 4’8” and about 16 years old, smiled up at me, and I could see all her teeth were decayed off at the gum line. She could easily die from an abscessed tooth. I decided to come back and help people who could die from a lack of dental care. I took my hygienist, dental assistant, and my wife and we worked at a dental clinic in a Tijuana orphanage. A few years after that I did a dental mission in Tonga, where there are only 9 dentists in the whole country. We went to China after that to help the low-income people there. Now my dental missions are local. I am a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University – I help other dentists refine their skills. I am always looking for opportunities to help people in need.
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