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you've always wanted.

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9 Office Park Court
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
1 (803) 788-2555

Your Exceptional Family Dentist in Columbia

couple smiling after visiting {city} dentistAt the dental practice of Joel E Johnson, DMD, helping you achieve a lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles is our passion. Our highly educated dental professionals use their expertise with a gentle touch to craft you the smile you've always wanted. From routine cleanings to dental implants and other complex procedures, we have the dental treatments you need to improve the health of your teeth, gums, and jaws. Our team also offers emergency appointments for quick relief to your sudden oral health issues.

From the moment you walk into our dental office, we treat you like part of our family. Our team ensures you're as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout your time with us. By using cutting-edge technology with innovative techniques, we can offer dental care that is reliable, precise, and long-lasting. If you're searching for a friendly and modern dentist in Columbia, we're the practice you've been looking for. Contact our team today and speak with one of our friendly staff to schedule your appointment!


Reliable and Modern Oral Health Services

To care for your unique smile properly, we customize our treatment plans to fit your needs. Dr. Johnson values the continuous education of our entire staff to ensure you're getting cutting-edge dental care. You can rely on us to only recommend treatments that provide the results and benefits you want. Some of the oral health services we offer include:

Dedicated to Your Long-Term Health

{city} dentist long-term patients smilingOur Columbia dentist prioritizes dental treatments and procedures that provide lasting results. We ensure your oral health is in the best state possible before performing any services. Doing this promotes treatment success and minimizes healing times.

Once a year, our team performs a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health, including checking your gum health. Then, on your second yearly visit, we evaluate any changes and address them accordingly. Our goal is to lay a solid foundation of oral health to increase the longevity of your jaws, gums, and teeth.

Your Trusted Dentist in Columbia

At the dental practice of Joel E Johnson, you can always count on us to offer exceptional care that prioritizes precision and stunning results. Since 1984, we've been proudly providing dental care to the communities of Northeast Columbia, Forest Acres, Blythewood, Pontiac, and Fort Jackson.

If you're in need of a dentist in Columbia, we're the team that always has your best interests at heart. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!


*The first x-ray is a surgical extraction with a bone graft and membrane.We then place a 4.1 x 10 Straumann BLT Implant in position #13. Got 45 Ncm torque.After a healing period of four months or so we will then restore with a custom abutment and crown.


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The word periodontal means “around the tooth”.  Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.  If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.  Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the...

Cosmetic Dentistry in Columbia, SC A beautiful and healthy smile helps boost your self-esteem. It also makes you feel more confident around others, ultimately improving your quality of life. At the dental practice of Joel E Johnson, DMD, we believe in high-quality dental services that meet and even exceed your expectations. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dental services to help you achieve a smile you'll be excited about. By working with our Columbia cosmetic dentist, you benefit from professional, timely, and cost-effective dental...

It’s great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness.  However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health.  Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function. Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always...

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various head and neck conditions and injuries.  After four years of dental school, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon completes four to six years of additional formal training in treating the craniomaxillofacial complex.  This specialty is one of 9 dental specialties recognized internationally and by the American Dental Association (ADA). An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can diagnose and treat a wide variety conditions. ...

The term “periodontics” refers to the dental specialty that pertains to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease that affects the gums and jawbone.  The gum tissues serve to surround and support the teeth and the underlying jawbone anchors teeth firmly in place.  Periodontists have completed several years of extra dental training and are concerned with maintaining the function, health and aesthetics of the jawbone and tissues. Reasons for periodontal treatment Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which...

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What should I do if I have bad breath?

Bad breath (halitosis) can be an unpleasant and embarrassing condition.  Many of us may not realize that we have bad breath, but everyone has it from time to time, especially in the morning. There are various causes that attribute to bad breath, but in healthy people, the major source is... ...Read More

Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. Plaque is a film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that sticks to the teeth and gums.  The bacteria in plaque convert certain food particles into acids that cause tooth decay.  Also, if plaque is not removed,... ...Read More

Over the years, there has been some concern about the safety of amalgam (silver) fillings. An amalgam is a blend of copper, silver, tin, and zinc, bound by elemental mercury.  Dentists have used this blended metal to fill teeth for more than 100 years.  The controversy is due to claims that the... ...Read More

You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits. Regular dental exams and cleaning visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums.  At these... ...Read More

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.  Unlike tooth decay, which often causes discomfort, it is possible to have periodontal disease without noticeable symptoms.  Having... ...Read More

Brushing our teeth removes food particles, plaque, and bacteria from all tooth surfaces, except in between the teeth.  Unfortunately, our toothbrush can’t reach these areas that are highly susceptible to decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the... ...Read More

If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth or simply want to improve your smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer to a more beautiful, confident smile. Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular in the last several years, not only due to advances in cosmetic dental... ...Read More

Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to cover the fronts of teeth.  They are very durable and will not stain, making them a very popular solution for those seeking to restore or enhance the beauty of their smile. Veneers may be used to... ...Read More

Since teeth whitening has now become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients, there are many products and methods available to achieve a brighter smile. Professional teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth... ...Read More


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Joel E Johnson DMD LLC | 9 Office Park Court, Columbia, South Carolina 29223 | Phone: (803) 788-2555