Meet Your Downtown Seattle Dentists

Robert E. Johnson, DDS, FAGD

Dr Johnson

I love what I do, and I’m proud to give our patients the highest level of dental care. I am here to help you accomplish your goals in the most caring and understanding manner possible. We pledge to treat you with the same respect and cooperation that we would want for ourselves, and to help you have good-looking, healthy teeth that will last a lifetime.

With over 20 years of experience, it is still such a privilege to take care of patients’ oral health needs and provide them with excellent dental health. The maintenance or cosmetic improvements that I provide can change lives for the better, and that is what gives me personal satisfaction.

I take great pride in my profession and enjoy working with my diverse patient population to ensure the highest quality of dental care and compassion. It is very rewarding to provide the finest quality of dental treatment with a level of care and compassion that creates life-long friendships.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Lakeside High School, 1975
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree – University of Washington, 1979
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Washington School of Dentistry, 1983

I continually take dental courses to educate myself on the latest information and techniques, therefore providing my patients with the most up-to-date dental treatment. As a part of my continuing studies, I have attended over 2100 hours of continuing education courses. I have been awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, which requires 500 hours of approved continuing dental education and passing a six hour examination.

I have practiced in the Medical Dental building for over 20 years. During this time I have been an assistant professor in the Department of Oral Medicine, a former auxiliary faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington, and on the surgical staff of Overlake Hospital and the Westlake Surgical Center.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Seattle King County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • International College of Dentists 

Outside the Office

I grew up in Seattle, and I am proud to raise my children here. My wife, Linda, and I have a son named Bobby and a daughter named Amy. We also live with our dog, Cozy! In my spare time, I enjoy waterskiing and snow skiing, family activities, and playing racquetball.

I am also active in our community as a member of the Seattle Rotary #4 since 1994, the Rotary Community Service Committee, Seattle King County Dental Society, Donated Dental Services Program, and the Swedish Hospital volunteer provider for the kidney transplant program. Visit my page for more information.


Elizabeth Criswell, DDS

Dr Criswell

Dr. Elizabeth Criswell loves to treat patients of all ages and has extensive training in general dentistry. From fillings and crowns, to root canals and extractions, Dr. Criswell enjoys working with her patients to develop personalized treatment plans. She is committed to a high standard of care and loves to continue her training through lectures and workshops on the latest technology and research. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, the Seattle King County Dental Society, and attends the Pacific Northwest Dental Convention annually.

Dr. Criswell is a native New Mexican, but moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington for her undergraduate education. She studied Biology and Spanish at UW and developed a true fondness for the Pacific Northwest. After college, she followed her beau, now husband, to San Francisco and then onward to dental school at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Denver, CO. She has since returned to her adopted home of Seattle to practice dentistry closer to friends and family. While she loves to celebrate her New Mexican heritage, Seattle is home and she is here to stay.

Dr. Criswell is also the new proud parent of a baby girl and loves spending time outdoors with her family. She loves to travel near and far and can often be found in the kitchen experimenting with a new recipe or trying out the many amazing restaurants Seattle has to offer.

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