Meet Dr. Johnson

Dr. Mark Johnson grew up in Manti, Utah but is no stranger to the Gila Valley. While attending Snow College, he met and married Willcox native, Mary Bushman, and the couple moved to Thatcher in 2013 after graduating from dental school.

Prior to college, Mark spent two years on a church mission in Brazil, where he developed a love for carne asada, volleyball, and açaí. Upon returning home, he started his educational pursuits at local Snow College, spending his afternoons volunteering as an assistant coach for the high school baseball team. Mark and Mary met and got married before transferring to Utah Valley University, where Mark served as the pre-dental club president and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biology.

The Johnsons then moved their family to Omaha, Nebraska where Mark attended the Creighton University School of Dentistry. Dr. Johnson excelled during his dental school studies again graduating Magna Cum Laude while receiving his DDS degree.
Upon graduation from dental school, Mark began work in Safford where he practiced dentistry for a year. They then relocated to Queen Creek where he spent two years at Skyline Dental Group and Orthodontics. He and his family were thrilled at the opportunity to return again to the Gila Valley and this time put down roots.

Dr. Johnson’s passion is creating the perfect patient experience for all of his patients. He holds himself to the highest standard when it comes to providing quality care in a comfortable, stress-free setting. He has a genuine interest in understanding his patient’s desires and thrives on helping them maintain strong teeth, healthy gums, and a beautiful smile for life.

An avid learner, Dr. Johnson completed 350 hours of continuing education during his five years in practice, much more than the state requirement of 120 hours. His focuses of study have been implants, cosmetic dentistry, and surgery.
When not at the office, Dr. Johnson enjoys staying active in the community. He loves working with kids, be it as a youth advisor at his church, educating local kindergarten students about oral hygiene, or coaching little league baseball. Mark and his wife Mary have four children: Chad (10), Alli (8), Taylor (4), and Nick (2).


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  • Safford
  • 810 West 8th Street
  • Safford, AZ
  • 85546
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  • Call: (928) 428-6161