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Dr. Johnson's roots are in the Midwest, but he experienced a diverse upbringing as he moved around the country. His undergraduate education was at UC Irvine, after which he attended the University of Colorado.

He was commissioned as a Capitan with the USAF and completed a one-year AEGD residency at Langley AFB, VA. He was also an active-duty officer at Ellsworth AFB and continued to work with his mentor in St. Paul, MN. A fact unknown to many of his patients is that he has collaborated with his mentor to write a book for clinicians about the TMJ-migraine continuum and another about functional jaw orthopedics. He also completed an orthodontic residency at the University of Colorado and worked in St. Paul, MN, for a year learning functional orthodontics, Roth-Williams Technique, and other TMJ treatments.

Dr. Johnson has since begun a practice in South Dakota that focuses on traditional orthodontics but with an emphasis on protecting and treating temporomandibular joint dysfunction. He remains active with the Air Force Reserves and continues to serve our service members to the best of his abilities.

Why Work with Us?

  • Years of Experience
    With years of training and experience, both military and civilian, Dr. Johnson knows how to care for children, teenagers, and adults in a supportive and encouraging manner. He takes the time to listen to their concerns and addresses them effectively with his expertise.
  • Individual Care and Attention
    Having seen most of the USA and meeting all kinds and ages of people, Dr. Johnson knows that every patient is different. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't always work. The goal is to make the treatment fit the patient, not the patient fit the treatment.
  • Affordable Healthcare
    His focus on providing excellent quality remains his primary goal. However, that doesn't affect his dedication to providing affordable and flexible orthodontic care options for his patients.
  • Honest and Transparent Services
    Dr. Johnson emphasizes honesty and transparency. He will communicate the pros and cons of all treatment options and help guide patients toward the treatment that is right for them.
  • Focusing on TMJ Treatments in Rapid City
    Dr. Johnson has a great deal of experience treating patients with TMJ disorders. It is an area many practitioners shy away from because it is a difficult arena, but TMJ patients need help, too. His experience with TMJ treatment has helped many people with chronic migraine and other jaw-related issues.
  • High-Tech Equipment
    We stay abreast of the latest advancements in the field of orthodontics and remain current with standards of care. With top-of-the-line CBCT and other scanners, Dr. Johnson continually provides care with awareness of the latest developments in technology.

Get Started With Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics Of The Black Hills provides multiple options for dental braces and other orthodontic services in Rapid City, SD. Dr. Johnson is an expert orthodontist who can help you address any orthodontics-related issue you are experiencing. Call us today at 605.663.4865 or email us at info@orthodonticsblackhills.com to schedule an appointment.


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