Dr. Steve Johnson has been a resident of Elgin & St. Charles for his entire life. Because of his deep roots in the community, he works hard to provide excellent care to all of his patients. He is known as being a leading dental crown, dental implant, and denture expert. In fact, he was voted as one of Chicagoland’s Top Doctors & Dentists.
With 25 years of dental experience (including placing over 5,000 dentures and dental implant bridges), it is no wonder his office provides “the best cosmetic and tooth replacement solutions available.” Patients enjoy seeing Dr. Johnson because of his caring nature and his expertise, which allows him to accomplish excellent cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. Dr. Brar is proud to work alongside Dr. Johnson.
Dr. Johnson earned a BS in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University. He continued his education at University of Illinois, where he earned his DDS. He has completed post-graduate work at Northwestern University, where he became certified for Brånemark dental implant placement and restoration as well as advanced courses in perio.
The first thing that jumps out at me is how people change when you give them something back, when you take the time to work with them, know what is bothering them the most, and then seeing examples like that face come back to them the way they wanted it to be, to see their confidence. I've seen amazing things over the years where people came in and how they were dressed and how they walked was so much different after we got done. They just have a new spark in their life. That makes me feel good.
Dr. Johnson, actually, he’s one of those, as I would describe it, more of a perfectionist. I mean, he's one of those guys that, from a detail standpoint, goes all the way down to making sure that the color of the enamel is matching up tooth-to-tooth, making sure that any type of crown or work that he does is really perfect. As far as I'm concerned, I would recommend Dr. Johnson for just about anybody that has any bridge work, crown work, any of that, obviously, that would need to be done.
When you find someone that is as detailed and is willing to put forth the effort to get everything perfect for you, to me, distance doesn't even come into play. Whether it's an hour, hour-and-a-half drive, I would rather go somewhere where I knew the work was going to be done correctly, versus a shorter drive in which I turned around and ended up in a scenario where maybe I'm not 100% happy with what my experience was. Now I have to go fix it.
I'm in the fitness business, so I sell a lot of high-end product. You get what you pay for, and it's one of those things that I see. In anything in life, you get what you pay for. I'm willing to pay a little bit more. I'm willing to drive a little bit further to be able to have a good experience from beginning to end.
Dr. Johnson is active in many organizations including the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Fox River Valley Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. He is most proud of his continued involvement in the American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the Academy of Osseointegration.
When not busy helping patients enhance their health, beauty, and confidence, Dr. Johnson spends time with his wife, Kim, and their two children. He also enjoys golf and tennis. Finally, he makes time to serve at the Global Leadership Summit, which is attended by over 300,000 leaders from 125 countries and is translated into 59 languages.