As a young person, Dr. Johnston spent lots of time in many different dental offices receiving treatment for an impacted front tooth, which required multiple dental specialties. After a few dental surgeries and years in braces, Dr. Johnston’s career interest gradually molded into place. At age 12, Dr. Johnston felt dentistry had chosen him and has been passionate about it ever since.
Throughout high school and college undergrad he still continued to be in and out of dental offices every chance he could get, this time, learning everything he could about dentistry. Dr. Johnston graduated with a degree in Zoology at Texas Tech University. In 2004, Dr. Johnston achieved his dream of becoming a dentist, graduating from one of the top schools in dentistry, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at San Antonio.
While in dental school, Dr. Johnston served 4 years with dental missions in Mexico. This extracurricular activity allowed for an early start and additional hands on training while in school. Before graduating, in 2003, Dr. Johnston did an internship at the Brownsville Community Health Clinic on the Mexico – Texas border. Here, Dr. Johnston received more additional hands on dental education tending to low income individuals with extensive dental needs.
From 2004-2006, Dr. Johnston practiced in several dental offices in San Antonio, Texas. Each dental office experience taught Dr. Johnston different strategies of practicing dentistry and office environments. He also continued with medical missions, this time training students while in Mexico. In 2006, Dr. Johnston decided to move to Colorado, where he practiced for a busy practice for 2 years.
In 2008, Dr. Johnston decided to create Ascent Dental Group, the culmination of his lifelong dental journey. He is dedicated to creating an environment where doctor and patient have a strong lasting relationship that allows successful communication for better patient treatment, a product of being raised in a small town. He is passionate about the constant improvement of Ascent Dental, his continued dental education, his patient relationships, and his self-improvement.
Dr. Johnston is a member several professional organizations, which he chooses on the basis of whether they contribute to the overall wellbeing of patients and the profession. He is currently pursuing the Fellowship Award to the Academy of General Dentistry, which is earned through continuing dental education on the many different fields of dentistry. Other organizations include: American Dental Association, Metro Denver Society, Texas Tech Alumni, and the Optimist Club of Monoco South.
Dr. Johnston participates in local dental study clubs in the Denver Area. He serves as an Ambassador to the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, an Luminary for Hoya Conbio Dental Lasers, a mentor for Cerecdoctors.com, and is on the welcoming committee at his church.
In his spare time, Dr. Johnston loves to spend time with his wife Jana, his daughter Aubrey and son Landon.
Hobbies include: traveling, skiing, road biking, running, mountain biking, scuba diving, racquetball, golf, tennis, boating, waterskiing, camping, reading, researching the latest about dentistry on the internet, dining, going to the gym, going to church, and viewing most all sports. He enjoys the simple things in life, such as being outdoors in the splendor of nature