Dr. Charmaine Johnson-Leong is a Dentist practicing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Johnson-Leong specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Education and Training
University of Witwatersrand DDS 1995
University of Illinois at Chic General Practice Residency 2001
Charmaine Johnson-Leong, DDS's Expert Contributions
What is better - the air flosser or the Waterpik?AirFloss is a device developed by Philips Sonicare to remove plaque from between the teeth. It uses a rapid burst of air and water droplets to disrupt the food from between the teeth. It uses only 1 teaspoon of liquid. The tip is designed to direct...
MYTH BUSTERS ABOUT COVID-19 There’s so much information out there about this virus, it’s often hard to discern what is real and what is a myth. Here are some myths according to the WHO. The virus cannot be transmitted in hot, humid environmentsFalse - The virus is transmitted in all...
HOW TO AVOID AN EMERGENCY DENTAL VISITDuring this time, trying to prevent a dental emergency is important as we are all trying to stay at home. This is a list of ways to try to prevent an emergency. However, if you are unsure or have an emergency, we are here to help. We are open and ready. If I...
HOW WE CAN HELP ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS THROUGH TELEDENTISTRYTeledentistry is a relatively new concept in the dental world. However, it is quite common in the medical community. Basically, it is a way you can connect to your dentist via a live video call. There is a two-way interaction between the...
As dentists, we love to educate. How many times have you heard me, one of our doctors, our hygienists or dental assistants give you some advice about your dental health? Now that I can’t do that in person, here are some tips via email or Facebook:How do I still maintain my routine at home and is...
EMERGENCIES VS NON-EMERGENCY DENTAL PROCEDURESNow that dental offices are only seeing emergency patients and not doing any elective procedures, I want to shed some light on what is considered an emergency procedure.According to The American Dental Association, emergency procedures...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds as the top way to clean our hands. “But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help,” Not all hand sanitizers are the same. They...
I have had a few questions from patients as to what mouthwashes will help protect against the coronavirus.At this point, there is no evidence that mouthwashes protect you from coronavirus. Some people are thinking that Listerine with alcohol will help. However, this is not true as the only 60%...
The filling may just need to be polished if it felt sharp from the first appointment. If you have only noticed that its sharp recently, it may have chipped. In that case, see your dentist to check that it is still intact. Hope that helps. Dr. Johnson READ MORE
Hi, Usually, you can get the crown for that implant after 3-4 months from the time it is placed. Hope this helps. Dr. Johnson READ MORE
Hi Drinking orange juice can cause sensitivity to the teeth if your gums have receded. If you are feeling gum pain from drinking orange juice, you should see your dentists to evaluate the health of your gums as this should not be normal. Hope it helps. Dr. Johnson READ MORE
Hi there, Dentures are certainly a way to replace missing teeth. However, they do have disadvantages: - They move around in the mouth as they rely only on suction to your palate and gums to stay in place. - You can lose your sense of taste as it covers may of the areas on the gum that have taste sensation. - If you have lost teeth for a while, there is not enough bone to hold a denture in place. Hope this helps, Dr. Johnson READ MORE
Both options should not hurt during the procedure. Once you are numb, an extraction should just feel like pressure. As for a root canal - once you are numb, it should not hurt. I have had patients fall asleep in the chair with root canals. Hope this helps. READ MORE
Yes a crown can last a lifetime as long as you maintain it READ MORE
Typically it takes about 6 weeks before we take the final impression for the crown. This allows enough time for the gum tissue to heal and mature. READ MORE
No, they usually do not READ MORE
Yes, you can fix a gap in numerous ways. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Florida Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Private Dental Association
- General Practice Residency; University of Illinois at Chicago
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Freedom Day USA providing free services for veterans
- A Spring of Hope - provides clean running water to schools in rural South Africa
- Wounded Warriors Project
- Caddy for a Cure - helps wounded veterans
- Toys for Tots Literacy Club
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental AssociationFlorida Dental AssociationPrivate Detist Association
Teaching and speaking
- University of Illinois at Chicago - General Practice ResidencyNova Southeastern University - AEGD program
Favorite Place to Vacation
- Anywhere in the world
Favorite professional publications
Charmaine Johnson-Leong, DDS's Practice location
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Get to know Dentist Dr. Charmaine Johnson-Leong, who serves patients in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Known for her competent and friendly care, Dr. Johnson-Leong is a highly trained and skilled general and cosmetic dentist. She understands the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile on a personal level as she was inspired by her positive experience with orthodontics to become a dentist. In 2005, she opened Premier Smile Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
There, she and her staff provide comprehensive dental services, from cleanings and maintenance to dental implants and complex full-mouth smile makeovers. They offer a warm and friendly atmosphere and treat each patient as they would family.
“Premier Smile Center has always treated me like family, and my experience as a patient of Dr. Johnson’s has been nothing but satisfactory. Dr. Johnson is brilliant, and the practice is clean, friendly, and professional. Before I came to the office, the condition of my teeth was depressing. As a result of my treatment, I have more confidence and less anxiety associated with a messed-up mouth.” as stated by a satisfied patient.
Following the completion of her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1995, Dr. Johnson-Leong relocated to the United States to further her training. She completed her General Practice Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001.
Thereafter, she has served as the Assistant Director of the General Practice Residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and for two years, she was an adjunct faculty member for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Nova Southeastern University.
To advance her professional efforts, she remains an active member of the following professional organizations: the Organization of Special Care in Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois Dental Society, the Florida Dental Association, and the Private Dental Association (Founding member). She has also been serving on the Commission of Dental Accreditation since 2003.
With a passion for changing people’s lives through dentistry, Dr. Johnson-Leong takes a highly individualized approach to enhancing one’s smile. She will work closely with each patient and do extensive planning to help them attain a smile that is aesthetic and natural-looking. She enjoys seeing her patients’ faces after placing beautiful crowns or completely transforming their smiles.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.
With an eye for aesthetics and a passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Johnson-Leong’s research in various areas of dentistry has been published in Dentistry Today and The Journal of the American Dental Association.
Active in the community, she and her staff take part in many charitable activities that support the local community and beyond. They participate in Freedom Day USA, providing free dentistry to veterans. They also support their local baseball team at Westminster Academy and help raise funds for two wells for schools in rural South Africa. In 2017, the dental practice participated in the Florida AIDS Walk.
Outside of the office, Dr. Johnson-Leong stays active with tennis, aerobics, and Latin American dance. She also enjoys pottery, flower arranging, and volunteering her time at the Oak Park Animal Care League and the Oak Park Conservatory. Her favorite place to vacation is anywhere in the world.
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