Marcus Johnson, DDS, MSD lives “Lift as We Climb” Motto

Marcus Johnson

Dr. Marcus Johnson, DDS, MSD credits his faith, and family for their unwavering support of his academic pursuits with helping him achieve his aspiration to become a dentist, a dream he has had since age 11. He is quick to share that the dignified poise of the late Dr. Jefferson Jones during a SODM tour, along with Chair, Dr. Andre Mickel’s dynamic leadership, commitment to clinical and research excellence, positively impacted his endodontic journey. In many ways, his village of supporters encouraged him to take on a “Lift as We Climb” motto in his professional and personal life where he intentionally extends support, encouragement, and inspiration to others.

In 2023, Dr. Johnson’s practice, City Endodontics expanded into a new state of the art five-chair treatment/educational center complete with a conference space in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. In addition to servicing patients, the space doubles as a training facility where continuing education, hands-on instruction, and the New York City Endodontics (NYCE) study club is hosted. “We are very excited to have incorporated many of the latest technologies, including lasers and nitrous supply that comes directly off the chairs into the treatment center to facilitate endodontics and education at a high level,” he shares.

“Lift as We Climb” Domestic Access to Care Program, an initiative developed by Dr. Johnson, Chief of Endodontics for the One Brooklyn Hospital (OBH) network in Brooklyn, NY, was recently provided grant funding through the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists, AAE Foundation and Specialized Dental Partners. This initiative provides endodontic specialty care to individuals in underserved communities served by the One Brooklyn Hospital network in NYC. “The work will be provided by volunteer endodontists on a day of service for qualified patients, exclaims Dr. Johnson. My hope is that the program will gain support and begin to impact oral healthcare beyond the local community,” he adds.

Dr. Johnson extends his thanks to all who have listened to the EndoVoices podcast he hosts for the American Association of Endodontists.  Featured guests are from the dental arena especially the endodontic community and have included Case's own Dr. Anita Aminoshariae.  Johnson believes the interest and support of the podcast validates that endodontist professionals are open to access educational content through non-traditional forms, which is what many of us learned through the pandemic. Now in its 5th season, as the official podcast for the AAE EndoVoices continues to advance the art and science of endodontics while promoting the highest standards of patient care through engaging and entertaining conversations with today’s top experts in the field. Dr. Johnson encourages Case alumni and friends to tune in to the podcast.

While in dental school, Dr. Johnson founded Operation Dental Success, a program which highlights dental careers and the promotion of proper oral hygiene to middle school students. He continues to “Lift as he Climbs” by speaking to school-age children through public awareness campaigns like the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program.  Additionally, he mentors students focused on a career in dentistry, and happily reports that some of his office dental assistants have gone on to become dentists.

Dr. Johnson resides in NYC with his family Dr. Bianca Frederick (Ortho) and their two children and invites anyone who visits NYC to stop by City Endodontics for a visit.