Dr. Lauren Johnson
Dr. Lauren Johnson practices out of the Redwood Dental office in Woodhaven. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Michigan Dearborn and earned her D.D.S. at the University of Michigan. Dr. Johnson has always had a fascination with teeth growing up. She decided she wanted to be a dentist at the young age of 12 years old and never changed her mind. As a patient, Dr. Johnson has gone through every aspect of dentistry, personally- from having to have surgeries for impacted teeth to implants and root canals. She loves being able to use her experiences to relate to her patients. Her favorite part of dentistry is being able to help patients in every aspect of the field. Dr. Johnson’s hobbies include various forms of exercise, such as spinning, weight lifting and yoga. She also enjoys painting in both watercolor and acrylic mediums, as well. Dr. Johnson belongs to the Michigan Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Oakland District Dental Society and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Vilson Merkaj
Dr. Vilson Merkaj is a native of Dearborn, and practices at the Redwood Dental Clinic in Woodhaven. His interest in dentistry was sparked by shadowing his uncle alleviate patients of pain and restore their smiles. Dr. Merkaj completed his undergraduate studies at Wayne State University and earned his D.D.S degree at Detroit Mercy Dental. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and dedicates significant time for Continuing Education courses in order to offer his patients optimal care. Dr. Merkaj’s favorite part of his career is meeting so many interesting patients on a day to day basis and exceeding his patients expectations. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and basketball, cooking, reading, and hiking. In addition, Dr. Merkaj also volunteers his time at Malta Dental clinic in Detroit in order to care for patients that otherwise have no access to dental care. Dr. Merkaj is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, and the Detroit District Dental Society.

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