Dr Owen Johnston
Much like Brandon, Owen did not follow the standard route into Dentistry, and began working life as a truck driver in Queensland before deciding a career helping people improve their smile was more his thing (true story!). After qualifying as an Oral Health Therapist, Owen spent time working in Bundaberg, QLD in an Indigenous Health Centre, and then moved to Cairns to study Dentistry at James Cook University.
Owen enjoys all areas of general dentistry, particularly getting to know his returning patients personally in private practice. Currently working at both Trusted Smiles and the public Dental Service, Owen enjoys helping people from a variety of backgrounds, and is always up for a chat… usually about non dental related topics.
A Gold Coast boy born and bred, Owen made the move to Tasmania 2.5 years ago with his wife, Nicole, and has since been enjoying small town life in Devonport, close to Nicole’s family. 2021 has been a big year for Owen after getting married in January, he and Nicole are now expecting their first child in October. Outside of work Dr Owen enjoys making the most of Tasmania’s amazing mountain bike trails, and spending time with their Weimeraner, Mo, who is definitely not the most well-behaved pup… but he tries his best.
Owen looks forward to welcoming all new and returning patients to Trusted Smiles. There is every chance he will ask if you have a dog, and then tell you about his dog Mo, whether you want him to or not.