Meet Dr. Johnson

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

Dr. Johnson, Oral Surgeon in Hamden and Guilford CT

Hometown

Berlin, CT

Education

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

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 

Certification

  • 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

Professional

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.

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