The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Joel Johnson has been practicing dentistry in the Northeast Columbia community for 31 years, his entire career in dentistry. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1974. He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1978. He started Dental School at the Medical University of South Carolina in May of 1980 and Graduated in May of 1984. Dr. Johnson moved back to Columbia with his family and has been practicing here since May 1984. Dr. Johnson is married to the former Pamela Hook, also from Columbia. He and Pam have two sons, Joel Jr. and Jeffrey.
Dr. Johnson’s dental practice is a family and general dentistry practice. He also does Cosmetic Dentistry, including bleaching, porcelain laminate veneers, crowns and bridges. He is an Invisalign Certified Dentist and will be happy to assist you with your orthodontic needs through Invisalign. He is also an Under Armour authorized provider and can make customized mouthguards for any sport.
Dr. Johnson is on the Board of Directors at Palmetto Health, also on the Board of Trustees at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital and just rotated off of the Palmetto Health Richland’s, Children’s Hospital Board. He is the “Team Dentist” for the University of South Carolina and has been for the past 21 years. Dr. Johnson is active in the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Dr. Johnson has lectured throughout North America and Canada concerning Sports Dentistry. Dr. Johnson has given back to his profession by volunteering at the United Way’s “Children’s Dental Clinic” for 31 years.
Dr. Johnson is a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church and has been since 1984. He plays the drums in the “Praise Band” for the Contemporary Service at his church. Dr. Johnson has traveled several times for mission trips associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. On each of these trips, besides sharing the Gospel, Dr. Johnson performed Dental Services daily for anyone in need.
Dr. Johnson’s enthusiasm, positive attitude and love for life has allowed him to be actively involved in many aspects of his community while maintaining a successful dental practice. Dr. Johnson spent almost twenty years coaching his sons in youth baseball and basketball leagues in the Northeast Columbia community. He was blessed to be able to coach two All-Star teams that won South Carolina State Championships. Both of these All-Star teams, 13 year old and 14 year old teams, went on to participate and were runners- up in the Dixie Boys World Series. He also coached the 2010 B-squad and JV “Summer Vikings” baseball team.
As you can see, Dr. Johnson loves dentistry, his family and his community. He feels he has received tremendous support from the community and has given back as often as he could. Please feel free to come and join our “Dental Family”. It will be a rewarding experience for your family and our practice.
ong time Office Manager for Dr. Johnson, Pinkey Peake has now semi-retired. Pinkey has been in Dr. Johnson's employ since 1984 and has seen a generation of children become adults. She has been married to Herman Peake for 50 years and they are the parents of 3 children who have blessed them with 11 grand-children, ages 5 year to 21 years. The oldest is a student at BYU in Utah.
During these many years of employment with Dr. Johnson, Pinkey has found deep joy in her job, her fellow employees, and all the wonderful patients in the practice. While working here, she was able to find time to stay involved with her children and their activities and to be involved in many voluntary positions in her Church, the latest being a Service Missionary for the Home Storage Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
While retirement brings its own blessings, nothing can replace the joys and satisfaction found in a job that brought happiness and a deep sense of accomplishment in working with just the perfect employer. Pinkey looks forward to growing older with Herman, staying close to her grand-children and fulfilling her passion to further engage in genealogy research.
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