Meet the Doctors
DR. RON COHEN & DR. JOEL JOHNSON
Specializing in pediatric, adolescent and adult orthodontics. Drs. Cohen & Johnson utilize the most advance technology to offer shorter treatment times with less discomfort and fewer office visits. That means you'll miss less work and/or school over the course of your orthodontic treatment!
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Meet Dr. Ron Cohen
Even after 23 years of orthodontic practice,
my job is still new and
exciting for me.
Orthodontics is always changing with evolving technologies, and
I enjoy being able to provide advanced treatments for my
patients. Each person who comes to visit us has their own
expectations and goals, and it is our job not to just fulfill,
but to surpass them. It is also my responsibility to
help them know what is the best treatment for their
problem. Anything else is a
I am originally from Cincinnati, and have lived in Fort Wayne since 1987. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my wife, April, and our five children, K.C., Courtney, Caitlin, Spencer, and Maxwell. Aside from all of the frogs that are busy hopping around the bushes outside of my house, I also have two dogs, China and Preston. I love to be active by playing baseball and golf, and also by running and lifting weights. I enjoy a good book, as well as, love traveling or spending time outside by the pool!
Education and Continuing Education
My path to becoming an orthodontist began at the University of Kentucky where I received my BA in 1973. I received my DDS from The Ohio State University in 1976. After 5 years as a general proctice dentist, I returned to specialty school at St. Louis University where I attained my Master of Science in Dentistry in 1983.
A lot has changed in my field since 1983, and I have always kept myself on the forefront of new methodology. I currently lecture for SureSmile and Forestadent about the advances in technology-driven orthodontics as it relates to such treatments as Sleep Apnea, TMJ, and advanced orthodontic-surgical procedures. I am also an active Beta test site for SureSmile.
One of my current passions is my involvement with various studies using Cone Beam CT and orthodontics. The Cone Beam CT (CBCT) provides a 3-D image of the entire head; this method of X-ray can help determine whether there are any potential problems with airway constriction, TMJ issues, root and impacted tooth positions, and other abnormalities that can not be seen with the old standary 2 dimensional radiographs. When there are problems with airway constriction, the CBCT helps to locate these allowing me to either designate a specific treatment plan to help fix it or refer to appropriate medical personnel. Early detection is important!
1976-1979 Captain, USAF Dental Corps. Commendation Medal for
1979-1981 Director, Saint Francis Hospital Dental Clinic, Honolulu, HI
1983-1987 Private Orthodontic practice, Kona, HI
1987-present Private Orthodontic Practice, Fort Wayne, IN
Meet Dr. Joel Johnson
|Dentistry seems to be a common theme in the Johnson household as his wife, Bridgett, is also a licensed Dental Hygienist. Their family is their pride and joy and consists of two boys (Hyatt and Porter) and two girls (Abigail and Sydney). Apart from wrestling with his little ones, Dr. Johnson enjoys other hobbies including a wide variety of sports, hiking, acting, playing guitar, singing, composing, and arranging music. His time is also filled with volunteering for various nonprofit organizations and his church.|
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Johnson grew up in Logan, Utah. Shortly after high school he spent two years as a missionary in Uruguay and speaks fluent Spanish. Upon his return from South America, he returned to Utah State University and completed his Bachelors degree in Biology, obtained a Masters in the field of Education, and taught high school for several years before entering dental school in Cleveland, Ohio. At Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Johnson held leadership positions and was awarded for his academic success. From Cleveland, Dr. Johnson and his young family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, after being accepted into the University of Michigan Orthodontic residency program.
Even after thirteen years of attending a university, Dr. Johnson still
enjoys teaching, and has accepted a position to teach twice a month as an
Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan department of