About Your Dentist

Norman Sheldon, DDS

"When I got out of dental school, I took over a practice from an older dentist who had had a stroke. His office, techniques and knowledge had not changed since he started practicing 40 years earlier. I swore that I would keep up with all the advances in dentistry, including new equipment and techniques, and I have done so ever since.

"Dentistry is as much an art as a science, and the ability to use different skills in the healthcare environment appealed to me. I wanted to be a dentist since I was 11. I enjoy working with people and it involves people skills that appeal to me. I enjoy the challenge of restoring a mouth and improving the overall health of the patient. The smile on a patient's face, especially one who has not smiled for years, is most gratifying.

"Treating patients for sleep apnea and having them come back and tell me that their lives have been changed is also exciting. They sleep better, feel better, their hypertension is decreased and they even have personality changes for the better. I hope to give every patient better health and an improved appearance."

  • DDS: Creighton University School of Dentistry
  • BA: Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Member: American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association, Omaha District Dental Society

In his spare time, Dr. Sheldon enjoys spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren, working out, attending Nebraska football, UNO hockey and Creighton basketball games and reading.

Derrik R. Johnson, DMD

"A good dentist never gets on your nerves"

My Mission

To help patients create the smile they desire through education, co-diagnosis and world-class dentistry.  In a profession that never stops evolving, I believe it is my job to continue developing and striving to provide the highest quality dentistry to my patients.

Education

Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (cum laude) – Boston, MA

Advanced Education in General Dentistry
United States Air Force

Bachelor of Arts in Biology / Bachelor of Arts in Music
University of Colorado – Boulder, CO

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

American Dental Association
Arizona Dental Association
Spear Study Club Member
CEREC Mentor

Life & Hobbies

When I'm not in the office, I spend most of my waking hours with my wife and three young kids.  I enjoy hockey, golf, basketball, skiing, and most other sports.  Our family enjoys camping in our trailer whenever we can sneak away.  I also enjoy playing the guitar and brewing beer.  I have a sweet tooth so I also enjoy baking -- mostly chocolate chip cookies -- whenever I get a craving.