Dr Kristy Johnson
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 looks forward to XC skiing and hockey season! She also is a passionate traveler and enjoys reading, cooking, theatre and music.
Professionally, Dr. Johnson is Board Certified in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She is passionate about Continuing Education, and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Southern Academy of Periodontology, and Academy of Osseointergration.
“The longer I work in the dental field, the more I realize how dentistry is not just about teeth. It’s about quality of life and overall wellness and happiness. Nothing is more rewarding than when a patient returns and happily reports how much their blood sugar levels have improved after their periodontal treatment or how much they love their implants and having their smile back. Seeing that newfound confidence or improvement in their health, and life, for that matter… That is my goal every day. When our patients feel good about themselves, they share that joy with us, and it is incredibly rewarding.
My parents, an engineer and a nurse, instilled in me a passion for both working with my hands and caring for the human spirit. I believe that this is why I have always gravitated towards dentistry, and periodontics specifically. I wanted a career in which I could form long-lasting and genuine relationships with my patients, help maintain their teeth for years to come and make them feel at home. Periodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on just that. My dream is that your time spent with our team at Periodontal Specialists feels not only comfortable but like time spent in the company of caring friends. I look forward to visiting with you soon. “