“My life has been made fuller through pediatric dentistry. Working with children has taught me so much about patience, fun, and keeping an open mind. Every child and every family has a story, and I'm so glad to be able to be a small part of their lives.” – Dr. Erin
Erin Johnson DDS, MS is a native of Grand Rapids Michigan, where she trained and competed as a competitive swimmer while spending her summers coaching and teaching swimming lessons. She continued her swimming career during her four years at Calvin College, earning All-American honors in the pool and graduating with degrees in biology and biochemistry.
Dr. Erin combined her interest in science and medicine with working with kids with her decision to become a pediatric dentist. She graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2006 and completed her Master's Degree and residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan in 2008. Her graduate research involved sedation and was published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry in 2010.
Dr. Erin became Spokane's first board-certified female pediatric dentist in 2009 and has physician privileges at Sacred Heart Hospital. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Spokane District Dental Society. Dr. Erin is also an American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Fellow, an honor designated for those who have contributed above and beyond in pediatric dentistry and organized dentistry. She also serves as an examiner for the ABPD. She is a member of the Continuing Education Committee for the AAPD and is a liaison to the Affiliate Advisory Committee. Dr. Erin also serves as a Board member for the Multicare Inland Northwest Foundation.
Through her involvement with the AAPD Continuing Education Committee and the ABPD, Dr. Erin focuses on staying up to date on current techniques and advancements within the field, as well as helping to shape the education other members are getting to ensure that patients benefit from the most current, evidence-based practices.
Dr. Erin met and married her husband, Spokane native Dr. Bret Johnson, while in dental school in Michigan. They have three children, Charlotte, Lyla, and Will, as well as two dogs. She enjoys spending time at the lake in the summer, skiing in the winter, and running outside when she can find the time.