About Dr. Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson was inspired to go into oral surgery by his father, Dr. Carl Johnson, and their lifelong friend and colleague, Dr. Rick Edwards. He saw the differences they were able to make in patients’ lives and wanted to be able to do the same. Now, Dr. Ben works with his father and Dr. Edwards on a daily basis and feels extremely lucky for the opportunity. He shares a similar philosophy with both of them regarding patient care and satisfaction, which centers on providing highly focused, patient-centered treatment.
Dr. Ben strives to treat every patient like they are a part of the family. He understands that coming into the office for oral surgery can be a potentially anxious process, and he works hard to make each patient’s experience as comfortable as possible. Dr. Ben enjoys practicing oral surgery because it provides him with the opportunity to improve patients’ lives.
Dr. Ben attended college at Utah Valley University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he continued on to Temple University in Philadelphia to obtain his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD).
Following dental school, Dr. Ben completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. While at his residency, Dr. Ben trained to be able to perform a variety of surgical procedures. His training was heavily focused on routine and complex extractions, wisdom tooth removal, the placement of dental implants, and the treatment of jaw misalignments and diseases. His training alongside professionals, including licensed anesthesiologists, gave him the skills he needed to perform a full scope of oral and maxillofacial procedures.
Dr. Ben is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which requires him to maintain an elite level of standards through lifelong learning, remain current on his skills, and practice in a safe and contemporary manner.
In his spare time, Dr. Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He even met his wife in the office of an oral surgeon and loves telling the story that it was “love at first bite.” Dr. Ben and his wife have five beautiful children — four sons and a daughter. They are kept extremely busy with their kids’ various activities, and they are always looking for new adventures in the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Ben loves family outings and vacations, as well as playing sports and participating in various outdoor activities. He enjoys hiking, fishing, and enjoying nature in any way that he can. He has also always loved cars, and in his spare time, he enjoys being a handyman and fixing anything he can.