Dr LaRee Johnson, USA
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Dr. E. LaRee Johnson graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry, in 1996. She completed a 3-year pediatric dentistry residency and received a Master of Science degree at the University of North Carolina in 1999. Dr. Johnson has a Certificate in Leadership from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Leadership Institute (Cohort V), and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of North Carolina and East Carolina University. She is a fellow of the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has served as the president of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is the current dental director for Raleigh Children's Surgery Center. Dr. Johnson is working toward her Certificate in Spanish Proficiency at Wake Tech Community College and Certificate of Writing from UC Berkeley Extension. She is also a certified yoga instructor. 

Dr. Johnson has been in full-time private practice for 25 years. She founded Carolina Pediatric Dentistry, a multi-doctor, two-location practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, and speaks nationally and internationally. Professionally, Dr. Johnson foremost enjoys clinical pediatric dentistry. Her practical practice management skills are simply a byproduct of ensuring a fiscally responsive patient-centered practice model. 

 As a certified yoga instructor with an emphasis on mindfulness and meditation, Dr. Johnson frequently speaks on clinical pediatric dentistry and practice management and how to achieve harmony by balancing practice with life outside of dentistry. She is known for her honest, real-world discussions on challenging topics, served with a solid dose of humor to ensure discussions bring positive energy and attendees enjoy themselves while learning.

Being a wife and a mother of college-aged children and yellow lab brings Dr. Johnson her greatest joy. Her family's hobbies include anything outside, travel, CrossFit, and endurance sports. Dr. Johnson and her husband have completed 3 Ironman distance triathlons, the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run, a marathon in all 50 US states, and have competed in the CrossFit Open.