Welcome from the Team at Periodontal Specialists, P.A.
The mission of Periodontal Specialists is to serve the needs of our patients through the diagnosis and treatment of their periodontal disease and through rehabilitation with dental implants. We believe that helping patients maintain their teeth, or using dental implants to add or secure teeth, will lead to an enhanced quality of life. Most of our patients are referred to us by their general dentist and we will work in partnership with them to maintain or restore your oral health. If you are concerned about your periodontal health, a referral is not necessary, please call our office directly.
At Periodontal Specialists it is important to us that all patients have the information to make informed decisions regarding their health. This website is developed to give you information about the periodontal disease process, systemic complications involved with periodontal disease, dental implants and potential treatment options. This website will also introduce you to our doctors and answer basic questions such as office locations and hours. When you choose Periodontal Specialists, we want you to feel comfortable that you are working with a qualified, experienced team of professionals that care about your long-term health.
As each individual patient’s needs are unique, this website is not designed to diagnose or recommend treatment options. This can only be done in consultation with one of our doctors.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Michelich is originally from Keewatin, MN. He received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Minnesota. After dental school, he taught in the Dental Hygiene program at the University of MN in Duluth and was the Director of Dental Hygiene at programs in Colorado and New Mexico. Dr. Michelich completed his periodontal training at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. In 1985, Dr. Michelich joined Periodontal Specialists and has been meeting the periodontal needs of patients ever since.
He and his wife, Vickie, reside in Rochester and are the parents of two sons, proud grandparents of two grandsons and are anticipating a third grandson in July! Dr. Michelich enjoys hunting, fly fishing, aviation and the history of words and sayings.
Dr. Michelich is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontology, MN Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Pankey Alumni Association Mayo Alumni Association, The Doctors Mayo Society, as well as several local dental societies.
Dr. Wolfe is originally from Lincoln, NE. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. degree in 1986. Dr. Wolfe received his Master of Science in Dentistry and certificate in Periodontics in 1989 from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Upon completion of his graduate program, Dr. Wolfe joined Periodontal Specialists.
He and his wife, Connie, reside in Owatonna, MN. They have two daughters. One graduated from the University of Nebraska and the other is presently attending Nebraska. Dr. Wolfe enjoys spending time with these three wonderful women in his life and with their Shih Tzu, Brodie. During the Fall, he can be found wearing red and in attendance for the Cornhusker football games. Daily walks, great BBQ and German food are some of his favorites!
As a dental professional, Dr. Wolfe is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontology, MN Association of Periodontists, American Dental Association, MN Dental Association, Southeast District Dental Society, Austin Dental Society and the Owatonna Dental Society.
Dr. Johnson was born in Wyoming, and raised in Summersville, West Virginia. She received her Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and spent a semester exploring her heritage in Bodø, Norway. She also earned her D.D.S. degree from WVU. Dr. Johnson then received her periodontal training at the UAB School of Dentistry and the VA Medical Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. After completion of her graduate program, she joined the team at Periodontal Specialists.
She resides in Rochester, and is enjoying getting to know the wonderful people and the outdoor activities that Minnesota has to offer. Dr. Johnson is an avid skier, and is looking forward to XC skiing and hockey season! She also is a passionate traveler and enjoys reading, cooking, theatre, and music.
Professionally, Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Southern Academy of Periodontology, and is pursuing board certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.