Timothy K Johnston DDS
Dr. Timothy Johnston has been featured on Good Morning America, recipient of the Healthcare Heroes Award, 2015 and is the official Cosmetic Dentist to the Miss. and Mrs. Virginia Pagent.
After graduating from dental school in 1989, Dr. Johnston embarked on the epic journey of building a private practice from the ground up. While he never specifically set out to inspire others to give great dental care, he always wanted to have his own practice, and he studied diligently on the best ways to do that. Since then, he’s mastered enough techniques and improved enough systems to train entire legions of dentists. And he has if you count the hundreds of dental students he taught for 17 years at his alma mater, the Medical College of Virginia, as well as the groups of practicing dentists who have attended his professional development seminars.
“I’m constantly researching materials, techniques and technology to find what’s best for our patients. I want to know what’s stronger, lasts longer, & looks better. Our patients can trust we’ve done the research.”
Water skiing, car racing, deep-sea diving? Just a few of Dr. Tim Johnston’s favorite calming activities after a thrilling week of dental research & management.
A self-professed CE junkie, Dr. Johnston lives for the moment when a new dental technology emerges. He knows it’s only a matter of time before he’s teaching his staff, and a patient is benefiting from the latest streamlined, painless procedure.
“The dentist part of me is careful and methodical, but the business owner part of me is always pushing the envelope,” he says. “The biggest rushes come from seeing a patient’s eyes light up when they realize this will be much easier than they expected.”
MCV School of Dentistry 1985 – 1989
St. Bonaventure University 1982 – 1985
MCV School of Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry – Fellowship awarded 2000
International Congress of Oral Implantologists – Fellowship 2001
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – Member
American Dental Association
Virginia Dental Association
Peninsula Dental Society
Official Cosmetic Dentist for the Miss Virginia Pageant.
Official Cosmetic Dentist for the Mrs. Virginia Pageant.
Did you know? Rarely listens to the radio while driving. Instead, rocks out to podcasts on dental work and practice management. Saves everything: notes, lectures, product reviews, and clinical reports—just in case he wants to review it or share it with his staff. Met his wife, Kelly, in dental school. There’s a chance she delivered your baby. Has three children: Haley, Ben and Will. Loves adventure sports: scuba diving, water-skiing, and car racing. Flies model airplanes (by remote control).
What his patients say:
“There are certain things I prioritize on price, but not this. I want the things in my mouth to be permanent and secure. And I want quality and the know-how of science behind it.” — Dental Implants – Nick Vlahakis
“My advice to others? It’s worth it to get implants. I couldn’t live without them. Implants are the only way to go. They attach to a bar, so they stay in your mouth. You don’t want to sneeze and have your teeth come out on the table!” — Veneers — Virginia DeCamp