Lauten Johnson, DMD
Dr. Johnson’s goal is to instill in children a positive attitude towards dentistry. Dr. Johnson graduated Cum Laude from Birmingham Southern College. He completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at UAB and obtained his Alabama State Dental License in 2006. He completed his residency in pediatrics in 2008 and is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Johnson is also certified in the use of oral sedation and has privileges at Children’s Hospital and when needed can take a child to general anesthesia. In 2006, he won two clinical awards in excellence at UAB. First, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-doctoral Student Award which is given to the student with the greatest proficiency and interest in Pediatric Dentistry. Secondly, the Birmingham District Dental Society Award for outstanding clinical ability.
Dr. Johnson also leads a team of dentists and staff to Mexico where they provide dental services to the underprivileged. The team goes annually to the Yucatan Peninsula and recently he founded the Smile Foundation to help promote awareness and to raise money for supplies.
Currently Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Johnson is married to Betts Johnson and is the father of three children Callie, Sanders, and Mary Carmen.