Dr E. LaRee Johnson graduated with honours 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 the Kellogg Leadership Institute (Cohort V) and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of North Carolina. 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 North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr Johnson is working toward her Certificate in Spanish Proficiency at Wake Tech Community College and Certificate of Writing from UC Berkeley Extension with a projected publication of her first book in 2023.
Dr Johnson has been in full-time private practice for nearly 23 years. She is the founder of 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 effective practice management skills are simply a byproduct of ensuring a fiscally responsive patient-centred practice model.
Being a wife and a mother of a 17-year-old, 20-year-old, yellow lab, and golden retriever 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 and the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run. Together they plan to complete a marathon in 50 states (45/50 done) and have competed in the CrossFit Open.