Charmaine Johnson-Leong, DDS, Periodontist
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Charmaine Johnson-Leong, DDS

Dentist | General Practice

2717 E Oakland Park Blvd Suite 100 Fort Lauderdale FL, 33306


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

Provider Details

Female English, Spanish, Hebrew, Cantonese
Charmaine Johnson-Leong, DDS
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Areas of expertise and specialization

restorative dentistry, implants, laser dentistry, orthodontics, invisalign, cosmetic dentistry

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Dental Association  
  • American Dental Association  
  • Private Dental Association  

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


Areas of research

1) "The Relationship between Coronary artery Disease and Periodontal Disease"; Dentistry Today; February 2003

2) "Stress, burnout, anxiety and depression among dentists";

ROBERT E.RADAD.D.S., M.B.A.CHARMAINEJOHNSON-LEONGB.D.S., M.B.A. 3) The use of low-molecular-weight heparins in outpatient oral surgery for patients receiving anticoagulation therapy.Johnson-Leong C1, Rada RE.J Am Dent Assoc. 2002 Aug;133(8):1083-7.Author links open overlay panel

Charmaine Johnson-Leong, DDS's Practice location

2717 E Oakland Park Blvd Suite 100 -
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
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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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