7525 Pioneer Way, Suite 102
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 851-9963

Meet Dr. Johnson

Roger D. Johnson, DDS

I thoroughly enjoy the practice of dentistry, especially in a community the size of Gig Harbor, where I see my patients everywhere I go. I treasure the trust they have placed in me, and the friendships that have developed over the years!

Dental Education and Serving our Country

After graduating from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) with my Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, I spent nearly four years as a Navy Supply Officer. During this time, I met a friend who was a Naval Dentist. After observing him treating patients, I decided to change course, which led me to the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where I attained my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree.

I attended dental school on the Armed Forces Dental Scholarship and went back to serve in the Navy for four more years as a Dental Officer. I remained in the Reserves, but transferred to the Army Reserve and served for 13 more years, including activation during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. I am now a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel.

Continuing Education

I attend continuing education courses every year concentrating on new materials, equipment, techniques and technology. I strongly feel that if you are not moving forward continually in your education, you are, in fact moving backward. As a part of my continuing education, I am a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association and the Pierce County Dental Society.


I have been practicing dentistry since 1976, and truly love what I do. I especially enjoy getting to know patients as friends first, as it brings real joy to practicing dentistry! Also, guiding patients through potentially stressful situations and creating a calm and comfortable experience is very rewarding to me.

Family and Community

I grew up in Tacoma, and have lived on Fox Island for the past 30 years. My wife, Peg, and I have been married nearly 43 years. We have three children who were raised here in Gig Harbor. My daughter, Kristin, and her husband, Kenner, have two boys, Kellen and Braden. My daughter, Keri, and her husband, Ryan, have three girls, Mallorie, Ashleigh, and Makenna. My son, Ryan, and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Dominick and Campbell, with a third on the way!

When I'm not helping people achieve beautiful and healthy smiles, I love to travel and spend time with family. My wife and I also watch quite a few of our grandchildren's activities, such as sports or choir. I also enjoy shopping and reading which means that I accompany Peg while she shops, and I find a comfortable seat and read.

I have been an active member of Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church for 15 years, and of the Northwest Medical Mission Van for four years. My wife was the Swim Coach at Gig Harbor High School for 20 years and I spent many hours with fundraising, scorekeeping, and general support.


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