Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Michelle Johnson graduated cum laude from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1999 and has been practicing dentistry in Oregon ever since.
She holds a Class 3 sedation permit (which means deep sedation, conscious sedation, and nitrous oxide utilization) through the Oregon Board of Dentistry. She is affiliated with the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and Rogue Valley Dental Society. She is also Advanced Life Support certified and has been training in Invisalign correction since 2003.
Dr. Johnson has been studying at the Frank Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, since 2005. Spear Education provides continuing education for dentists who are dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence in dentistry. She has been a Spear Faculty Club and Study Club member since 2015.
Originally from Austin, Texas, where she worked as a dental assistant prior to dental school, Dr. Johnson moved to the Oregon Coast for her first job as a dentist in 1999. She moved to Grants Pass in 2002, fell in love with the community — and of course, the climate! — and opened Allen Creek Dental in 2003.
When not working or attending continuing education classes, Dr. Johnson enjoys cycling with her husband Cliff, listening to her son Austin play his trumpet, and cooking.
“I love what I do! It brings me so much joy to build relationships with my patients. I enjoy helping each individual make decisions and attain the goals that are right for them. I learn so much from listening to my patients and focusing on their needs.”