“On behalf of my entire team, I’d like to welcome you to our HJO family! Being an orthodontist is a dream come true for me. I love my team and I love seeing our patients each day and how their confidence grows throughout their smile transformation. I am beyond grateful for the lasting relationships that are formed through creating smiles and through our community involvement. Thank you for trusting us to take care of you and your family’s orthodontic needs. I promise to provide you with the absolute best care and results while having a little bit of fun along the way!” – Dr. Johnson
Dr. Johnson was born and raised in the countryside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. He comes from a large family of 8 kids! He learned the value of hard work by working on the family farm and working construction in the summers with his grandpa. Dr. Johnson competed in many sports in his younger years, but soccer became his favorite as he was selected as an All-State soccer player in high school. Dr. Johnson was also highly involved in Boy Scouts of America and went on to achieve his Eagle Scout Award. Upon graduating high school, Dr. Johnson chose to serve a two-year mission for his church in Chile, Concepcion. He says that his experience as a full-time missionary was “life-changing” and attributes much of his success to the life lessons he learned as a missionary.
More than anything, Dr. Johnson is a family man. Outside the office you will usually find him spending time with his beautiful wife, Kylie, and chasing around his five children (Evalyn, Preslie, Wells, Collins and Remi). Dr. Johnson enjoys many hobbies such as running, cycling, soccer, golf, camping, hiking and the list goes on and on (more than his wife would care for)! He has a passion for exercise and the outdoors. He is an avid Ironman triathlete and competes regularly in endurance running and triathlon races.
With a full-tuition Academic Scholarship, Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University, where he was awarded Dean’s List honors. Dr. Johnson then went on to graduate from the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry. While attending UCLA, Dr. Johnson was awarded with the Kramer Award, the highest award given to a student from each dental class based on academic achievement and community involvement. Dr. Johnson then went on to receive his Masters of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and certificate in orthodontics from the best orthodontics program in the country, The University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Johnson is now a faculty member at the residency program and enjoys teaching and mentoring the rising generation of orthodontists. Dr. Johnson also served as Captain in the Army National Guard for 8 years and is grateful for the time he had to serve our great country.