Dr. Patrick Johnson is a board-certified Pediatric Dentist, 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. Johnson 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. Johnson 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.
Dr. Johnson received the Richard C Pugh Award for a top 3% score in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination, and is now a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist.
What Dr. Johnson 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.
Dr. Johnson 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. Johnson running around with his two young boys, Tommy and Charlie, and his wife Sarah—who is a pediatric nurse. Dr. Johnson enjoys running, tennis, hiking, going to the beach, good BBQ, and watching sports.