Dr. Patrick Johnson is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended Dental School at the University of Michigan where he worked with medically compromised children, pediatric patients in community health centers, and helped run a free dental clinic for children from underserved families. Through these experiences, Dr. Patrick discovered his passion for helping children have healthy smiles, and he decided to pursue advanced training with a residency in Pediatric Dentistry.
After dental school, he completed his Pediatric Dental Residency at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He loved his time in the Northeast where he gained advanced training in pediatric sedation, early orthodontics, pediatric dental materials, and worked with children with complex medical conditions and syndromes in a hospital setting. Dr. Patrick completed research where he developed an oral health training program for preschool teachers, which helped improve the oral health of preschool students with the greatest dental needs.
What Dr. Patrick likes most about pediatric dentistry is the opportunity to have a positive impact on his patient’s oral health that can last a lifetime. He thinks every child deserves a healthy smile.
After working in private practice in the Northeast, Dr. Patrick and his family are excited for the opportunity to be working with Panhandle Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Patrick and his family have quickly fallen in love with the natural beauty and friendly people of Northwest Florida and are happy to call the Panhandle their home. Outside the office, you can find Dr. Patrick running around with his two young boys, Tommy and Charlie, and his wife Sarah—who is a pediatric nurse. Dr. Patrick enjoys running, tennis, hiking, going to the beach, good BBQ, and watching sports. Dr. Patrick is grateful to have escaped the brutal Michigan and Northeast winters and looks forward to being outdoors with his family year-round!