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Michael Johnson, FACS, DMD

Assistant Professor Adjunct; Program Director, Maxillofacial & Orthognathic Surgery Program; Associate Chief, Dental Surgery

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Michael Johnson, FACS, DMD



Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:

Yale-New Haven Hospital / Hospital of St. Raphael in association with Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (2001-2005)

Chief Resident, Yale-New Haven Hospital 7/04-10/04, 1/05-3/05

Chief Resident, Hospital of Saint Raphael 10/04-1/05, 3/05-7/05

Doctor of Dental Medicine:

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA (1997-2001)

Dean’s Distinction

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society

Bachelor of Science, Biology:

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT (1993-1997)

University Honors Scholar

Biology Honors Scholar

Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society

Eastern Fellows, Alumni Recognition, Class of 2015

Memberships and Affiliations:

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


American College of Surgeons


American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow

Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Executive Board

American Dental Association

Connecticut State Dental Association

Shoreline Dental Association, Past President

New Haven Dental Association

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society


Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Basic Life Support

Advanced Trauma Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Hospital and Surgical Center Affiliations:

Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Dr. Johnson performs the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including minor and major office-based surgery (basic oral surgery, surgery for impacted teeth, dental implants and bone grafting), reconstructive jaw surgery / orthognathic surgery, surgical management of maxillofacial pathology (jaw cysts and tumors), maxillofacial trauma , and infection management.

Dr. Johnson is full-time faculty at Yale-New Haven Hospital where he serves as the Program Director for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program and Associate Chief of Dental Services.

Dr. Johnson has been involved in various research projects and has mentored multiple Yale residents in their research, resulting in publications and presentations at national meetings.

Dr. Johnson has lectured locally and nationally on topics that include head and neck history and physical exam, craniofacial topics, maxillofacial bone grafting for dental implants, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, head and neck infections, anesthesia, safety culture, office-based emergency preparedness, and the surgical management of medically complex patients. Additionally, he teaches resident courses in Surgical Anatomy, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and Anesthesia Emergency Management.

Dr. Johnson is the proud recipient of the Bernard Levine Teacher of the Year Award.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2005)
  • DMD
    University of Pittsburgh (2001)
  • BS
    Eastern Connecticut State University, Biology (1997)


  • Board Certification
    American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (2007, recertified: 2027)

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