benDr. Ben Johnson

Dr. Ben Johnson decided to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery because of the influence of his father and joined the practice in 2014. “As a young kid, I would browse through my dad’s surgical textbooks, and I was amazed at the complex procedures that could be performed on the face. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be able help people in a similar fashion.”

He completed his undergraduate education at Utah Valley University and was accepted into dental school at Temple University.  During his time at Temple he was exposed even more to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery and would volunteer almost daily in the oral surgery department.  During his senior year he was one of a handful of students selected to go to Haiti on a dental trip.  During this time his group helped hundreds of Haitians. “We arrived a few months after the earthquake.  The destruction was immense and our group was amazed at the resiliency and gratitude of the Haitian people even after such a devastating experience.”  Dr. Ben graduated with honors and earned his D.M.D. degree.

He was accepted out of dental school into the residency program at Cook County Hospital.  At Cook County Hospital, Dr. Ben was exposed to the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed rotations with general surgery, trauma surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, anesthesia, and cranio-facial surgery.  During his residency he was trained to perform many procedures including dental implant surgery, dental extractions, traumatic facial injuries and complex facial reconstruction. Dr. Ben is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology as well as the Washington State Oral Surgery Society.

Dr. Johnson met his wife Jordan for the first time in an oral and maxillofacial surgeons office where he worked during college. “I like to say it was love at first bite, but she doesn’t remember meeting me.” Needless to say, they eventually married.  They both grew up in the pacific northwest and missed the mountains and green trees while in school and residency.  Dr. Johnson and Jordan have four boys which keep them busy outside of work. The kids are involved with many kinds of sports, church activities and scouts.