Dr. Chad

Dr. Chad Johnson

Dr. Chad JohnsonDr. Chad Johnson developed Veranda Dentistry (formerly Oral Health Clinic, P.C.) in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, the small Central Iowa town where he was raised.

Dr. Chad is a Southeast Polk High School graduate. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa and continued at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005.

Dr. Chad is a member of the American Dental Association and its local affiliates: Iowa Dental Association and Des Moines District Dental Society, Academy of Laser Dentistry and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also involved with the Cerec® Mentor Group and serves as a Trainer for other dentists in the state of Iowa for Cerec®, a Sirona technology. Currently, Dr. Chad is working on his accreditation for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Chad and his wife, Sarah, have three children–Gabe, Sophia and Daphne. He is an active member of his church, part of the Southeast Polk School District Board of Education and enjoys swimming, cycling and recreational basketball. He looks forward to serving the community where he grew up for years to come.

I’m an FAGD dentist! What does that mean for you and your family?

FAGD stands for Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Earning Fellowship takes dedication to dental continuing education (CE) beyond graduation. Only about 6 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Fellows. When you see a dentist with FAGD after their name, you can rest assured they care about knowing the latest techniques and best practices in dentistry. AGD Fellows practice these techniques in a classroom setting multiple times a year—not every dentist does this.

To become an AGD Fellow, a dentist must:

  • Complete over 500 credit hours of CE
  • Earn 350 of those 500 credits in live courses
  • Pass an exam equal in difficulty to board certification exams