“The dentist part of me is careful and methodical, but the business owner part of me is always pushing the envelope,” he says. “The biggest rushes come from seeing a patient’s eyes light up when they realize this will be much easier than they expected.”
Water skiing, car racing, deep-sea diving? Just a few of Dr. Tim Johnston’s favorite calming activities after a thrilling week of dental research & management. A self-professed CE junkie, Dr. Johnston lives for the moment when a new dental technology emerges. He knows it’s only a matter of time before he’s teaching his staff, and a patient is benefiting from the latest streamlined, painless procedure.
After graduating from dental school in 1989, Dr. Johnston embarked on the epic journey of building a private practice from the ground up. While he never specifically set out to inspire others to give great dental care, he always wanted to have his own practice, and he studied diligently on the best ways to do that. Since then, he’s mastered enough techniques and improved enough systems to train entire legions of dentists. And he has if you count the hundreds of dental students he taught for 17 years at his alma mater, the Medical College of Virginia, as well as the groups of practicing dentists who have attended his professional development seminars.
Today, Norge Dental Center has grown into a popular 16-chair practice, and Dr. Johnston focuses on mentoring and training his staff. When in doubt, people tend to ask Dr. Johnston. He absolutely, positively, almost certainly knows the answer. Yes, he’s a total nerd about dental industry practices, studies, and technologies. But he can’t imagine anything cooler. After all, he believes, a dental license is nothing more than a license to learn more.
MCV School of Dentistry (‘85–‘89)
St. Bonaventure University (‘82–‘85)
Academy of General Dentistry – Fellowship awarded 2000
International Congress of Oral Implantologists – Fellowship 2001
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – Member
former Official Cosmetic Dentist for the Miss Virginia Pageant
former Official Cosmetic Dentist for the Mrs. Virginia Pageant
What can I say? The Hygienist Angelina is the best: attentive, caring, excellent experience, and I have a lot of confidence in her recommendations. Dr. Henley is excellent too. A real craftsman in reparing teeth.
Every person I have come into contact with at this office has been genuine and exceptionally accommodating. It is a surprisingly beautiful building on the inside and I really appreciated how thorough they were with each and every tooth.
This is my 2nd visit to the location and have to say that my hygienist Becky was awesome! Her excellent customer service skills put me at ease. She will be the reason I come back!
I’ve been going to Dr. Johnston’s office for my care for many years! He and his staff maintain the highest levels of professionalism and service. They have always exceeded my expectations and gone the extra mile to take care of me and my family.
The kindness and compassion shown by every single staff member in this office is second to none. I have not met a single team member who did not genuinely care about their patients.
We moved here from Chesapeake, Va. My first visit was beyond exceptional. My hygienist was Lisa. She was very nice and comfortable to be with and answered all my questions. She was very gentle while cleaning my teeth.