Dr. Chad Johnson developed Veranda Dentistry (formerly Oral Health Clinic, P.C.) in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, the 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 has been a member of the American Dental Association and its local affiliates: Iowa Dental Association and Des Moines District Dental Society; the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the Academy of Laser Dentistry; and he is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and Diplomate of the International Dental Implant Association. He was involved with the Cerec® Mentor Group for five years, and serves as a Trainer for other dentists in the state of Iowa for Cerec®, a Sirona technology.
Dr. Chad and his wife, Sarah, have three children–Gabe, Sophia and Daphne. He is an active member of his church, and enjoys swimming and cycling, photography, traveling, and coaching little league. He looks forward to serving the community where he grew up for years to come. In 2020, he opened Veranda Dentistry.
Recognize and address the challenges: Dentistry, like any profession, can have its dark times, including financial struggles and feelings of isolation. Acknowledge these challenges and seek support systems to navigate through them.
Adapt to unexpected circumstances: When faced with the sudden closure of offices due to events like the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential to adapt and find alternative solutions. Consider making strategic decisions, such as transitioning to a fee-for-service model, to ensure the sustainability of your practice.
Prioritize mental health and seek help: Mental health issues can arise even in successful professionals. It’s crucial to recognize signs of stress, anxiety, or depression and seek professional help if needed. Taking care of your mental well-being is essential for effective leadership and overall happiness.
Embrace continuous learning: Engaging in personal and professional development is key to growth. Utilize resources like books, podcasts, and workshops to expand your knowledge, improve leadership skills, and stay updated with industry trends.
Take action and trust your abilities: When facing uncertainty, it’s important to make decisions, take action, and trust in your skills and abilities. Believe in yourself, be decisive, and lead with confidence, even when the outcome is uncertain.