Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Michael S. Johnson

Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Fargo, ND and graduated with honors from UND. After graduating from college, he attended dental school at the University of Colorado and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. He has been practicing in North Dakota for the past 5 years and is excited to be living in Grand Forks again.

Dr. Johnson and his wife Katie, have a small Yorkie named Riggins and enjoy spending time outdoors, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing and enjoying nature. They are big UND athletics fans and go to as many games as they can!

Dr. James O'Connell Grand Forks Dentist

Dr. James O’Connell

30 Years Experience as a Family & Cosmetic Dentist in Grand Forks, North Dakota


Dr. James O’Connell was born and raised in Valley City, ND. He attended the University of North Dakota and then earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1980.

Dr. O’Connell started his practice here in Grand Forks, ND in July of 1980. In addition to full-service family dentistry, he has extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. His practice emphasizes gentle care with high quality.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Functional Orthodontists
  • County Board of Health, Board Member
  • North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners, Past Board Member