Dr. Joel Johnson
Fun Facts with Dr. Johnson
Dr. Johnson's Story
Dr. Joel Johnson has been practicing dentistry in the Northeast Columbia community for 37 years, his entire career in dentistry. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1974. He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1978. He started Dental School at the Medical University of South Carolina in May of 1980 and Graduated in May of 1984. Dr. Johnson moved back to Columbia with his family and has been practicing here since May 1984. Dr. Johnson is married to the former Pamela Hook, also from Columbia. He and Pam have two sons, Joel Jr. and Jeffrey. Joel Jr. works as the News Director for WPUB/WCAM Radio Staion in Lugoff, SC. Jeffrey owns a Dental Practice in Mt. Pleasant SC. Dr. Johnson is extremely proud of both of his sons.
Dr. Johnson’s dental practice is a family and general dentistry practice. He also does Cosmetic Dentistry, including Implants, bleaching, porcelain laminate veneers, crowns and bridges. He is an Invisalign and Six Month Smiles Certified Dentist and will be happy to assist you with your orthodontic needs through Invisalign, Clear Correct or Six Month Smiles. He is also an Under Armour authorized provider and can make customized mouthguards for any sport.
Dr. Johnson was formerly on the Board of Directors at Prisma Health and is on the Board of Trustees at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital. He was formerly on Prisma Health Richland’s Children’s Hospital Board. He was the “Team Dentist” for the University of South Carolina and has been for the past 25+ years. Dr. Johnson is active in the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Dr. Johnson has lectured throughout North America and Canada concerning Sports Dentistry. Dr. Johnson has given back to his profession by volunteering at the United Way’s “Children’s Dental Clinic” for 37 years. He has volunteered evrey year the South Carolina Dental Association has put on their “DAD”, Dental Acess Days, where they treat as many people as they can for free for 3 days!
Dr. Johnson is a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church and has been since 1984. He plays the drums in the “Praise Band” for the Contemporary Service at his church. Dr. Johnson has traveled several times for mission trips associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. On each of these trips, besides sharing the Gospel, Dr. Johnson performed Dental Services daily for anyone in need.
Dr. Johnson’s enthusiasm, positive attitude and love for life have allowed him to be actively involved in many aspects of his community while maintaining a successful dental practice. Dr. Johnson spent almost twenty years coaching his sons in youth baseball and basketball leagues in the Northeast Columbia community. He was blessed to be able to coach two All-Star teams that won South Carolina State Championships. Both of these All-Star teams, 13-year-old and 14-year-old teams, went on to participate and were runners-up in the Dixie Boys World Series. He also coached the 2010 B-squad and JV “Summer Vikings” baseball team.
As you can see, Dr. Johnson loves dentistry, his family and his community. He feels he has received tremendous support from the community and has given back as often as he could. Please feel free to come and join our “Dental Family”. It will be a rewarding experience for your family and our team.
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