Paul O. Johnson, DMD

Johnson Pediatric Dental


Johnson Pediatric Dental

486 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA

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The office of Dr. Paul O. Johnson is a pediatric dental practice in Wellesley. Dr. Johnson and his professional team specialize in providing state-of-the-art dental care that is especially suited to the needs of infants, children, and teenagers.

The practice understands that some children are apprehensive about visiting the dentist, which is why they have created a personalized, relaxed, child-friendly environment designed to enhance your child’s dental experience. Their goal is to have children enjoy going to the dentist and retain that same positive attitude into adulthood.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Comprehensive pediatric dental services, including regular check-ups, sealants, fluoride treatments, mouthguards, nightguards, oral hygiene instruction and tooth-colored fillings.

Awards or Certifications

Past-President Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Advanced Education Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

What's your background, education and training?

Dr. Paul O. Johnson grew up in Rhode Island and has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Wellesley, Massachusetts since 1997. He graduated from Fairfield University in 1991 with a B.S. in Psychobiology and earned his dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1995. Dr. Johnson completed

the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center in 1997.

What is your typical process for working with a new patient?

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by his or her first birthday. It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for the child as possible. We want your child to enjoy getting to know Dr. Johnson and his staff and be comfortable at all times. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Let the child know that Dr. Johnson and his staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he or she has. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel. Parents are always welcome to accompany their child in our treatment areas.

What advice would you give a patient looking to find a provider in your specialty?

Find an office that is professional, up-to-date and friendly. When visiting, you will get a sense right away if this is a place where you and your child would feel comfortable. Ask friends and pediatricians familiar with the practice what they think. Also, don't be afraid to do an online search and see what people are saying.

What treatments are you most excited to offer?

Preventive and restorative care

What makes your practice stand apart?

Because we are a pediatric dental office, our routine and design may be somewhat different than most other dental offices because we cater only to children. Dr. Johnson and his staff have had extensive special training and experience in pediatric care. We not only have a desire to provide outstanding dental care for children, but also take pride in our ability to serve you and your child to the fullest extent.

How many years have you been in business?

22 years

What do clients have to say about you?

Deanna Bohossian

5 stars

My children (ages 5 -7) ask to go the dentists, they are so excited the day of the visit. I am very pleased with Dr. Johnson and all the staff that takes care of my childrens' oral health. My one son has such a good impression of the dentist that he wants to be a dentist for children when he grows up. I can only recommend them.

Martha Dyer

5 stars

My kids have been coming to Dr Johnson since they were toddlers. They are now in their teens and we still make the drive to Wellesley to see him. The office is pleasant and immaculate, the staff are friendly and talented, and my children have never once been scared (or even nervous) to go to the dentist. I highly recommend this practice.

Scott W.

Boston, MA

5 stars

The best! Dr. Johnson and his staff are excellent. We have been very happy since finding this office. Our kids actually enjoy going to the dentist. The entire staff makes them feel comfortable from the minute they walk in the door. Highly recommend.

Hours of operation

Patients are seen Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday is an administrative day. We are available answer questions or schedule an appointments