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Dr. Ken Johnson
Meet Dr. J
Dr. Ken Johnson was raised in Covington, Ga. After attending West Georgia College, he entered the inaugural class of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, graduating in 1973 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. He was licensed to practice Dentistry in the State of Georgia in 1973 and in South Carolina in 1974.
In 1974, he completed an internship in Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Talmadge Memorial Hospital of the Medical College of Georgia and was the first dentist to participate in the Anesthesia Internship program and paved the way for others to follow.
Residency training and a senior fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston followed. He became certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1979.
After completing formal professional training, he entered the US Army serving as an Oral Surgeon, and Chief of Oral Surgery at Burke Dental Clinic at Fort Ord, Calif. While on active duty, Major Johnson served as a Mentor in Oral Surgery to the General Dentistry Residency Program based there, and was the first dentist to serve as American Red Cross certified instructor in CPR/Basic Life support and responsible for certifying all the dentists and military and civilian dental support staff at Fort Ord. He received the Army Commendation Medal. During his time at Fort Ord, he served on the Board of the Allyn Burke Dental Study Club, an organization of U.S. Army Dentists at Fort Ord, which planned, produced and carried out an annual and very popular continuing education program for the private practice dental community of the State of California.Dr. Johnson has a great appreciation for his time of service to those who protect our country and honors them and their families for their hard work and sacrifices.
Dr. J joined the private practice of Dr. Joel Adler in College Park, Ga., in 1981. He was responsible f