Laguna Surgical & Cosmetic Specialists
Arthur Johnson III, DDS, MD:
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Laguna Surgical & Cosmetic Specialists
Arthur Johnson III, DDS, MD
Laguna Niguel, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Tooth extraction

Bone grafting

Wisdom tooth removal

Oral pathology

Sedation dentistry

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants



Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? No


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Paula W. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


The Staff here was fantastic and super friendly! I was a little nervous going into it but my nerves went away as soon as I stepped into the office because it felt homie. Dr. Johnson was so friendly and made me feel a whole lot better about the surgery! HIGHLY recommend!

Wayne Gorski (Source: Google)


Everyone was very nice, professional and seemed to be very good at their job. MY oral surgery turned out to be very difficult since this tooth had a previous root canal. This difficulty was dealt with a great deal of skill and had a minimum impact on me. Also,the issues about procedure that I raised before the extraction were dealt with in a very positive fashion and showed great care for me as a customer. If it weren’t for difficulty in getting my medication from Kaiser, I would have given them a five star rating. Despite this issue, I would definitely go back here if I needed another extraction.

Lisa D. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Johnson III removed my son’s wisdom teeth, a cyst, and released his 12 year old molar in one procedure. I am very pleased with how well the surgery went. Dr. Johnson was personable and took good care of my 14 year old. The office staff and surgical nurse were excellent as well. Thank you Laguna Surgical!!

Erika G. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I really enjoyed my experience here at Laguna Surgical. I did not know what to expect, getting my wisdom teeth removed; however, I always felt safe and like my doctors knew exactly how to care for my teeth and what I would need even after the surgery! I was able to message the doctor at anytime after the surgery with any questions whatsoever! He even wanted me to message him with an update the night of the surgery just to make sure everything was healing properly.

Chris Fuentes (Source: Google)


Dr. Johnson is an outstanding oral surgent, and his staff at Laguna Surgical is top notch. Everyone is very professional, and they have excellent communications skills, starting with Dr. Johnson down to his team. They care about their patients, and you have direct contact with Dr. Johnson after any procedure. I highly recommend Laguna Surgical & Cosmetic Specialists!

Christel P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a wonderful intelligent group of people and physicians. I can say they all were very professional and truly care about thier patients with sensitivity and empathy. The work they have performed on myself has always been precise and comfortable never fearing to be hurt or dissapointed and i felt totally at ease. I recommend Dr. Micheal Cooper and Dr Arthur Johnson for any of your dentistry or cosmetic needs and assure you will be satisfied.

Leslie A. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Johnson and staff is probably the most welcoming staff I’ve ever met. From the initial phone call, to walking in for my appointment, to my oral surgery, and post op. Everyone is always smiling and friendly. My surgery went well and painless. I want to say my recovery time was 3 days because I had no pain or swelling. The morning after my surgery I was already feeling a lot better and was swollen only on one side. Great doctor, great staff, surgery awesome!

Laolu O. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Johnson and the entire staff are very professional and knowledgeable. From the very beginning and throughout my subsequent follow up appointments they were indeed very helpful, friendly and supportive. They explained in detail the procedure I needed and worked with my insurance company to ensure I got the best. Most importantly I didn’t feel any major pain or discomfort. I will highly recommend them to anyone looking for dental surgery.

Zach T. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Johnson is a terrific oral surgeon. I got my wisdom teeth out here a few months ago and they took great care of me. It only took about an hour to do the procedure. Every step of the process was well thought out from the pre-surgery explanation to the post surgery check up. Everything went smoothly.

Lyssa E. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great office and staff!  I had all of my wisdom teeth extracted at one time and Dr. Johnson and his team were very informative and helpful throughout the whole process.  I really liked the family oriented vibe between the staff.  They made me feel very comfortable.  It has been a little over a week and I seem to be healing perfectly.  I would definitely come back if needed or recommend Dr. Johnson and his team to any of my family and friends.

Sydney R. from SoHo, Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Super easy experience with Dr. Johnson! He gave us great advice and we ended up doing all 4 wisdom teeth instead of just 2 and it was VERY worth it. Good recovery and check back in! Definitely recommend!

Hannah N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently had my wisdom teeth removed here and it was the best experience possible. Great staff that truly cares about you. They did a prn which was plasma in the wholes left from the teeth I believe and it made a huge difference in my recovery. Would definitely recommend!

Alicia T. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Johnson and his staff were amazing. My daughter recently had her wisdom teeth removed and while it was a bit painful for her, Laguna Surgical did everything to make it a not so horrible experience. Dr. Johnson was available all the time and responded right away to my teenagers worries and concerns. I recommend Dr. Johnson and Laguna Surgical proudly.

Jack C. from Inglewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


There is a reason I drive from LA to see DR. Johnson…. not only does he come highly recommended, but he has a great bedside manner, is very accommodating, a straight shooter and a good honest person. It also helps out that he’s a MD and a DDS who has been in the game a while! Thanks again Doctor Johnson, Elise and everyone there!!!!

Patrick A. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I needed an emergency wisdom tooth removal prior to flying on a business trip and I was referred to Dr. Johnson’s office. They were able to squeeze me into their schedule on the same day and Dr. Johnson and his staff made the process very painless. Dr. Johnson also has a great personality and I’d recommend his office to anyone looking for a great dentist.

Aidan N. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been wanting to get my wisdom teeth removed because the pain was getting worse by the day. So, over the past weekend, I finally had some time to yelp and read a few reviews of different dentist offices. One Monday I called a few dentists and finally decided to go with Laguna Surgical. Dr Johnson and his team were amazing! The whole procedure went smooth and now i’m finally pain free!

LJ. P. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Johnson and his staff were so caring and accommodating during my wisdom teeth removal. I had a great experience at his office. I felt very comfortable and well taken care of. The office was very clean and professional. I didn’t feel anxious at all because everyone at the office was so kind. Dr. Johnson must be a great surgeon because I had minimal pain!! Even after the surgery Dr. Johnson made sure to text my dad to make sure I was feeling alright! I would recommend Laguna Surgical & Cosmetic Specialists to anyone in need of their services!!

Jackie L. from Peoria, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed almost a month ago, and it went just about as smoothly as I could have hoped! I was very, very nervous beforehand because I had other surgeons tell me how utterly difficult my surgery was going to be, due to the location of my roots and how they interacted with the nerve in my jaw. How can you stay calm when your surgeon tells you how complicated it’s going to be, that HE was nervous, and how rare it is to see roots like yours?! Needless to say, I did not allow that other surgeon to do anything to me. So when I showed up to Dr. Johnson, I was still carrying all of that anxiety. However, his attitude towards my situation was vastly different than the other surgeon. Yes, he also saw my roots and how they would present a problem, but he had a quick and simple solution, and he never voiced to me any concern. He simply told me that the surgery wouldn’t be “typical,” he explained what he was going to do, and told me that all would be good in the end. I was knocked out and woke up a little more than an hour later, missing the four teeth. My recovery was a little rough, but they warned me of that, just because of all they had to do. I was prepared for my face to swell immensely, but there was very, very minimal swelling, and no bruising at all. I really attribute that to Dr. Johnson and how careful he must have been.

Chad Rosell (Source: Google)


If I could give Dr. Johnson and his office ten stars I would. I was incredibly anxious prior to surgery, and Dr. Johnson and his assistants put me at ease quickly. My recovery post surgery was fast and without problems. As good as Dr. Johnson was as a surgeon, the staff was as good, if not better. My phone calls were returned immediately, they worked with me financially (without me asking), and were kind throughout the entire process. i hope I don’t have to have surgery like that again, but if I did, I would not hesitate to go back. I would recommend Dr. Johnson to anyone in my family or circle of friends.

Roxana H. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came to see Dr. Johnson after my original dentist never returned my call to schedule surgery. I was considered a “same day emergency new patient” after calling in on a Monday and that same week I had surgery. The thing I cherish the most is their TRANSPARENT billing process. They never shoved extra procedures on me and they gave me EVERY CPT code they’d potentially be using. This helped a lot in regards to preparing my finances for this surgery. Furthermore, their staff were great. More specifically, Erica made the process super smooth and she was very kind! Dr. Johnson was great also, very happy and very professional. If you are looking for a transparent and great office, this is the place!!!!

Sandra G. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Johnson and his staff were very friendly and were quick to get back to us with any questions! Highly recommend Laguna Surgical. Thank you Dr. Johnson and Staff! Will definitely use them again when my other  daughter comes in in the next few months. Erika at front front office was very kind & courteous!

Casey B. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had an amazing experience at Laguna Surgical and Cosmetic specialists. I got all four of my impacted wisdom teeth extracted and they made the experience as pain free and easy as teeth extractions could be. The staff is all very friendly and welcoming! They are more than happy to help if you have any questions comments or concerns. I would highly recommend them to anybody needing to get their wisdom teeth out!

Don S. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


When I first got acquainted with Dr. Johnson and his staff it was through a referral from a dental insurance company. The doctor’s staff and especially Dr. Johnson worked diligently with me and the insurance to get everything squared away. Since then I have been back for two more procedures. Each time the doctor and his staff have been terrific in how they took care of me. They made what I thought would be difficult, scary work into a simple, gentle procedure. I offer my highest recommendation to anyone who needs dental surgery! Don S. –Lake Forest

David D. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had all four wisdom teeth pulled by Dr. Johnson. His staff is very knowledgeable, patient and very understanding with my scheduling changes. It took 3 cancelled and reschedule attempts before I went through the procedure. This was due to my scheduling conflicts not Dr. Johnson’s. I am 53 years old and a little apprehensive about the procedure, but I must say Dr. Johnson and his staff made the process as painless as possible they understood my nervousness and made it manageable. I would definitely recommend Dr. Johnson and his staff to anyone I know if they need their wisdom teeth pulled.  Actually my wife and daughter will be going through wisdom teeth extraction this Summer.

James O. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


My dentist recommended Dr. Johnson for my wisdom teeth removal and I am very glad he did. Not only is Dr. Johnson himself awesome (the procedure went flawlessly) but the entire staff is great. Everyone was super nice and I’m particularly thankful for Jasmine who helped me out with creating multiple estimations so I could make the best decision. Now, I hope to never have to go back again ;)… but if I ever do need surgical dental work again this is where I am going, without hesitation

Michele D. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have seen Dr. Johnson now twice.  The first time was when I had my wisdom teeth pulled 8 years ago and the second time was this week with my 9 year old daughter.  I remember my wisdom teeth experience being great. (As great as a wisdom teeth experience can be) He is very patient and thorough.  He explains things in a very comprehensive way.  This time he actually turned away our business and told me to wait a while to make sure that my daughter’s surgery is absolutely necessary.  His office staff is wonderful.  They helped guide me through my insurance process while both my dentist and orthodontist either refused or were unable to do.   We arrived exactly at our appointment time and were seen within 5 minutes.   All of the new patient paperwork and registration was completed online in a quick, easy to navigate format.  I highly recommend Dr. Johnson.

Riley S. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had the BEST experience with my wisdom teeth removal. I previously had oral surgery which was rough and had heard nothing but horror stories about wisdom teeth, so I was super nervous going into it. The surgery was a breeze and the recovery was fast and easy. Another plus, everyone was very nice and friendly. Highly recommend this place to anyone needing oral surgery.

Kevin P. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Johnson and staff was fantastic. They were very accommodating when I had to move my appointment. I had my last 2 wisdom teeth removed here, and it went so much better than when I got my first 2 wisdom teeth removed at another doctors office. The whole process was simple, and recovery was very easy. If you need oral surgery, I wouldn’t look elsewhere.

Michele E. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Johnson removed my daughters wisdom teeth last year and it all went smoothly! He called the 1st evening to check on my daughter which I really appreciated him checking on her. I even had too call he during the weekend and he responded to me quickly.

Chris F. from Corona Del Mar, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Johnson is an outstanding oral surgent, and his staff at Laguna Surgical is top notch. Everyone is very professional, and they have excellent communications skills, starting with Dr. Johnson down to his team. They care about their patients, and you have direct contact with Dr. Johnson after any procedure.  I highly recommend Laguna Surgical & Cosmetic Specialists!

Angelica C. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was very impressed with the office they have here. It’s very clean, organized, and modern. The workers here are very friendly and offer their best work. They even make sure it’s necessary for you to get certain procedures. I got IPL (Intense Pulse Light) hair removal here and it didn’t hurt at all. It saved me a lot more money than getting another procedure. Was done neatly and quickly. Definitely recommend coming to their location. Very happy with their work!!!! 🙂

Carol N. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Art Johnson is rare these days. He has a great easy going disposition, excellent interpersonal communication and goes the extra mile to even answer the phone and makes his own follow up calls. My husband suffers from TMJ and he took extra precautions to alleviate his pain and discomfort. He listened to his needs and took him in quickly.  This office is pristine and modern & staff is friendly and efficient too. It’s a sharp contrast from other dental/oral surgeon offices that are inferior and more into up-selling patients on expensive procedures and take forever to see their monthly visiting surgeon. We only wish Dr. Johnson provided regular dental treatment – then we could switch over all our family dental care to him.

Tyler S. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Johnson and his staff are superb. I got my wisdom teeth pulled 2 weeks ago and just had my check up today. They are always wanting your best interest and give you helpful tips in anyway possible. I did a lot of research prior to my surgery and I came across Dr. Johnson on yelp and also my dentist. My initial consultation was a breeze, they were very helpful and concerning about if I had any questions every time they explained something to me and they are very thorough. It was an easy, non stressful surgery and it’s all thanks to this group of people! 100% recommend coming to Dr. Johnson and his crew for any oral or cosmetic surgery. Great experience and I will be referring everyone I know to them.

Andy P. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Google)


Everything about visiting Dr. Johnson’s office was fantastic. When I went in for my initial consultation I was relatively nervous, but his staff put all of my fears aside and were very friendly. Fast forward to 2 weeks it was time for my wisdom teeth extraction (all four). Once I was called into the back room Dr. Johnson and his staff all had smiles on their faces and all gave a friendly welcome. They had some sweet music going on too, must I add, that really was helpful at calming pre-surgery anxiety. Everything went very smooth. Very little pain and minor swelling. Same day after surgery Dr. Johnson called me from his personal cell and asked how I was doing and told me if I needed anything to give him a call or text. Overall, I was very impressed and will definitely recommend Dr. Johnson to my friends and family.

Ash L. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


I put off getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth out for a few years. When they started to bother me a few weeks ago, I knew I couldn’t wait any longer. I was referred to Dr. Johnson by my dentist and I am SO thankful. The entire team at Laguna Surgical was awesome! They got me in quickly for a consultation where Dr. Johnson patiently answered every anxious question I had prepared. He eased my fears right away. When I went to go schedule the surgery, they told me they had an opening that Friday (just two days after my consult). I was happy to schedule it sooner than later and get it over with. The surgery went so well. I was very nervous having never been sedated but the staff and Dr. Johnson did a great job and made me feel very comfortable. The front desk staff was super friendly and accommodating. The recovery went so much better than I could have ever hoped, especially after having read all the horror stories online. I can’t thank Dr. Johnson and his team enough for making this go so smoothly. I am one week post surgery now and I am feeling great! Highly recommend Laguna Surgical and Dr. Johnson.


As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Arthur Johnson manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Arthur Johnson received his DDS from The University of Michigan in 1993. After completing a General Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital he attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he earned his Medical Degree in 1998. On completing residency training, Dr. Johnson worked in private practice in California for one year, whereupon he returned to his native Michigan to work in Private practice. The appeal and experience of working in California eventually drew Dr. Johnson to return to California. Dr. Johnson has been practicing in Southern California since 2001. He currently maintains hospital affiliation at Irvine Regional Medical Center. In addition Dr. Johnson volunteers with Health Care International where he provides medical and dental care to the undeserved regions of Jamaica. Dr. Johnson practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery, facial deformities and reconstruction, obstructive sleep apnea, as well as facial cosmetic surgery. He is especially interested in dental implants, with 10 years of experience using 6 different systems. Laguna Surgical & Cosmetic Specialists provides a full range of Oral and Maxillofacial services to meet the needs of people seeking specialty dental care. Our dedicated and professional staff will provide the highest level of care utilizing the latest techniques and technology. Visit our website for more information regarding the details of that procedure & cosmetic services we provide. Feel free to call us during office hours if you have any questions.