Scott Johnson, DDS, MD of Des Moines Iowa completed his dental studies at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he received both the Dean’s Leadership Award and the College of Dentistry Research Achievement Award. He graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1999, receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Iowa Section of the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Johnson continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh. Through the integrated D.D.S./M.D. program, he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, earned his medical degree, and completed a post-graduate General Surgery Internship. He went on to complete his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, training at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center Oakland. While in residency, Dr. Johnson was given both the prestigious 2003 Straumann Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Research Award and the 2003 Synthes Maxillofacial Scientific Award for his research in the use of polymers in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Johnson’s current interests include dental alveolar surgery, anesthesia, oral reconstruction, dental implant therapy, and 3-D imaging for computer aided surgical planning.
Dr. Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Johnson is also actively licensed by both the Iowa State Dental Board and the Iowa State Medical Board.
Active in several professional organizations, Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Iowa Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, and the International Team for Implantology.
Dr. Johnson enjoys spending free time outdoors with his wife, and their two sons. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and competes in half ironman and full ironman distance triathlons.