Dr. LaRee Johnson


Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Johnson loves many things about being a pediatric dentist; however, what she enjoys the most is being a part of a community. Getting to know families and seeing children’s smiles grow from the first tooth to high school graduation is a joy and an honor.

Carolina Pediatric Dentistry was founded in 2002 as the result of Dr. Johnson’s vision to promote a dental home for all children. Dr. Johnson graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery. She received her certificate in pediatric dentistry and Master of Science at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.

In 2001, Dr. Johnson became a board-certified pediatric dentist and was chosen in 2016 to serve as one of six Directors for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has served as president of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of multiple professional organizations. In 2017, Dr. Johnson was inducted into the International College of Dentists, an honor given to a very small percentage of dentists for significant contributions to their communities and to the profession of dentistry. Dr. Johnson enjoys teaching at UNC where she holds an adjunct faculty position, and she has served as a speaker at both national and international conferences and various venues.

Dr. Johnson, her husband, their two children and dogs live in Raleigh. You may have seen them volunteering or running at the local races. Dr. Johnson has completed 3 Ironman distance triathlons and the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run.


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
American College of Dentists
International College of Dentists 

American Dental Association
North Carolina Dental Society
Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society
Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry

"We have been with Carolina Pediatric Dentistry since my 9 year old was a year old. The compassionate care is unparalleled. Today was our first visit with the new doc, Dr Morris. What a great guy!"
Heather Pew , Google Reviews
"I am very happy with my 7 year old sons visit to Carolina Pediatric dentistry! My son had a bad experience at a few dentists in Raleigh. He has special needs, ADHD and sensitive gag reflex, but they were great with him here!"
Krystal Grady, Google Reviews
"Thank you so much for working in my daughter for her emergency visit today. You not only validated her concerns, and made her feel comfortable, but you treated her like a celebrity and she loved it!"
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