About Niki Johnston DDS
A little Q & A with Burien Dentist Niki Johnston.
What’s your favorite part of being a dentist?
Creating beautiful smiles and changing the perception that many patients have about visiting the dentist.
What inspired you to become a dentist?
My grandfather was a denturist and I grew up watching him work.
What do you most want your patients to know about the way you practice dentistry?
I understand what it’s like to feel anxious about seeing the dentist, so I create an environment that’s easy for my patients, and really take the extra time to explain the dental procedures, as well as what dental treatment options are available to them. If I can help my patients achieve healthy, happy smiles, then I’m doing my job.
What community projects or groups do you work with?
I love going on dental mission trips to provide dental care for those in need.
What do you like doing when you’re not helping your patients smile more?
I like mountain climbing, particularly volcanoes. So far, I’ve summited 4 out 5 Washington volcanoes, only Glacier Peak to go!
Well, I grew up in Montana, so I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, etc. I’m also married to a dentist, and we met at the UW Dental School – Go Dawgs!
What are your dental care specialties?
Cosmetic dental treatments and pain and dental anxiety relief.
What would you like your patients to know about your dental care philosophy?
Whether it’s a full cosmetic smile makeover, or a routine dental examination, I’m here for my patients, and will always provide them with as much time as they need to feel comfortable, and at ease, during their visits with me.
What have your patients taught you?
That there are so many different ways of looking at and accomplishing things.
How do you stay up-to-date on the newest dental techniques?
I take a ton of continuing education classes, and am very active in the Seattle King County Dental Association, as well as with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
What do you bring to Beffa Dental?
I bring a caring and comforting approach to dental care that helps put patients at ease, while providing them with the best skilled dental care possible.
Dr. Johnston is professional, very knowledgeable and really made sure I understood my x-rays, my overall health and together we came up with a plan for next steps in my treatment.