Johnston Dental Care Specializes in Beautifying Smiles

We are committed to providing excellent dentistry in a friendly, gentle, and professional atmosphere. Please feel free to take some time on our website to meet our family. As a team, we strive to provide service that exceeds your expectations. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with you, and those you refer to our care. If you have any questions, just give us a call or use our online contact form. We believe that together we can create healthy and beautiful smiles.

Dr. Matt Johnston
Dr. Matt Johnston

Dr. Matt Johnston

Dr. Johnston graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. While attending BYU, he had the opportunity to work as a researcher for Clinical Research Associates (CRA), a non-profit organization dedicated to testing and examining the most current dental products and techniques. This opportunity shaped Dr. Johnston’s value of research driven products and clinically proven technique to dentistry.

He graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2005 with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree. He received multiple academic and clinical awards and was inducted into the Stomatognathic Honor Society, the dental honor society of Temple University, and the Oral Surgery Honor Society.

During his junior and senior year at Temple University, Dr. Johnston enjoyed dental mission trips to Romania, Haiti and Eastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Johnston has continued to enjoy dental outreach opportunities through volunteering at local elementary schools educating children about dental hygiene and serving as an affiliated dental provider for the Mobile Dental Unit and Service Dental Day, giving care to the needy and homeless in the local area.

Dr. Johnston has enjoyed leadership opportunities beginning in his undergraduate education as vice president of the Pre-dental club at BYU. He continued to serve as a leader in Dental school as the treasurer and vice president of his dental class working as a liaison between faculty and students. After graduation, he has served as secretary, Vice President and President of the Rogue Valley Dental Association and as a Delegate for the Oregon Dental Association.

After earning his DMD degree, Dr. Johnston was offered an opportunity to work at Siskiyou Community Health Center in Grants Pass, Oregon. This opportunity allowed him to use his ability to speak Spanish fluently and show compassion to those in need. However, his inability to provide comprehensive care due to coverage limitations became frustrating. For this reason, Dr Johnston began private practice in 2007. He enjoys the challenge and diversity of general dentistry and whether he’s working on a simple filling or a complex full mouth restoration, he approaches each procedure with the same degree of care and attention to detail. Dr. Johnston’s patients consistently comment on his empathy and ability to listen. He also has a gift for treating children.

In 2012 he participated in the Misch International Implant Institute and trained to surgically place implants. Upon completion, he was accepted as a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist. He is also a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry of which he is a career-long member.

Dr. Johnston was raised in the Utah Valley and has always enjoyed life in the great outdoors. He and his wife, Erica are dedicated and busy parents to 4 boys and 2 girls. In his spare time Dr. Johnston volunteers in his church and local scout group and enjoys swimming, biking, running, playing guitar and reading.

Cory Johnston

Dr. Shane Huish

From a young age Dr. Shane Huish aspired to be a dentist. His love for teeth and helping people has grown strong throughout his life and schooling.

Shane graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah State University in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. Shortly after graduation, he and his family moved to Nova Scotia where he attended Dalhousie Dental School.

Dr. Shane received the prestigious CARDP Scholar award for receiving the highest marks in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He also received Nova Scotia Dental Association Prize for his proficiency in clinical procedures and attention to detail. Some of his favorite time was spent at various externships that involved serving the community. He volunteered at elementary schools in underserved areas where he was able to provide much needed dental care to young children. Dr. Shane enjoys performing a wide variety of dental procedures and is committed to providing quality care.

Shane was raised in Northern Utah. He enjoys many activities including soccer, mountain biking, hockey, basketball and most of all exploring the beautiful outdoors with his family. After high school, Shane served a two year proselyting mission in the North-Eastern United States, spending the majority of his time in Vermont and Maine.

He and his wife, Brittany, have two beautiful children. Together, they love exploring Oregon!

Dr. Edward Waar

Dr. Edward Warr

Dr. Warr and his family have made Southern Oregon home for 15 years. They enjoy rafting the Rogue, beautiful sunsets, and hiking in the woods. When he is not in the office or with family, you can find him running in the mountains. An avid trail runner and mountaineer, Dr. Warr has summited many local peaks as well as Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. 

He received his dental training at the University of Louisville, graduating in 2002. While there he spent two years in an extracurricular research lab studying craniofacial birth defects and another two years studying the behavioral effects of dental disease on severely mentally and physically handicapped adults.  

Along the way Dr. Warr has dedicated an enormous amount of time to developing his abilities with dental implants. He has earned diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists by completing hundreds of hours of continuing education, submitting his work for peer review, and successfully passing written and oral examinations. The surgical planning and placement of dental implants as well as the placing of teeth on dental implants is incredibly exciting to Dr. Warr. “Dental implants enable me to help my patients smile and function again in a way that positively impacts their overall well-being, not just their dental health.” 

Dr. Warr holds professional membership with the American and Oregon Dental Associations, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and the Academy of General Dentistry. His current educational objective is diplomate status with the American Board of Oral Implantology. 

In addition to continuously pursuing education, Dr. Warr has served as a board member and president of the Southern Oregon Dental Society. He has also volunteered at numerous community venues (VA in White City, Tooth Taxi, St. Vincent’s, Medford Children’s Clinic, etc.) over the years to help those in need. He enjoys helping people smile and feel confident.

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Contact Info

Johnston Dental Care
1825 NW Hawthorne Ave.
Grants Pass, OR 97526


Office Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday & Saturday

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