Meet Dr. Johnson

Michael P. Johnson, DMD, FACS | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Hamden

Meet Dr. Johnson


Berlin, CT


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)

Top Dentist 2019
  • 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

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Memberships and Affiliations:

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Diplomate

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Fellow

American College of Surgeons

  • Fellow

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.

In addition to seeing private patients at Coastal Connecticut Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 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.