Meet the Dental Lab Team
Dr. Michael Brooks
"I chose the specialty of prosthodontics because I wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives. As naive as I was at the start of my career more than ten years ago, what I have learned is it's not always just about fixing someone’s teeth, but that when we restore a person’s ability to smile, we can change their lives. We all take our teeth for granted, but when you can’t be confident about your smile, it impacts how you present yourself, how you feel about yourself, and how others perceive you. As prosthodontists, we have the ability to really change how people feel about themselves, especially for patients who have an emotional drive to change their smiles and function. To me, that is the most gratifying part of my job." — Dr. Brooks
Dr. Brooks received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Driven to make a tangible impact on people’s lives, he became interested in maxillofacial prosthodontics while in dental school. This involves working with head and neck cancer and trauma patients. Dr. Brooks completed a four-year residency in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He also earned a Master’s degree in prosthodontics from the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Brooks served in the United States Air Force and practiced the specialties of prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics prior to joining Pacific Northwest Prosthodontics.
Extensive experience with full-mouth rehabilitation using All-on-4® implant-supported dentures makes Dr. Brooks one of the most sought-after prosthodontists in all of Washington. He lectures to general dentists on the local, national, and international level on the subjects of dental implants, All-on-4®, and other prosthodontic treatments.
Among several local, state, and national professional affiliations, Dr. Brooks is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and a fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He received the John J. Sharry Award and the Joseph B. Barron Award from these organizations. Dr. Brooks served as the prosthodontist at ClearChoice Dental Implant Center in Bellevue and is currently a partner in Washington State Prosthodontics and Dental Implant Center.
Dr. Brooks resides in Bainbridge Island with his wife Gretchen, five children, and one large English mastiff. He enjoys the outdoors, especially boating, wakeboarding, and surfing. Dr. Brooks is also heavily involved in the community. He devotes many hours to volunteer work at his church and with local youth football and baseball teams.
Dr. Michael Johnson — Owner
"I became a prosthodontist to make positive changes in people’s lives by improving their smiles. My job allows me to be on the leading edge of innovation, but more importantly, it allows me to create relationships with people. Patients are excited to see us because we can make such a difference in their health and their smile; I'm excited to see them because of the friendships we've built." — Dr. Johnson
The specialty of prosthodontics has afforded Dr. Johnson with the ability to positively impact his patients’ lives both emotionally and physically, which has given him great joy and satisfaction throughout his career.
Dr. Johnson grew up in Bellevue, WA, and went to Bellevue High School. His specialty skills were honed during his four years of dental school, three additional years at the Mayo Clinic, and more than 20 years of private practice. His knowledge base from his formal specialty education and practical experience means you will get the individualized, specialized treatment you deserve.
Dr. Johnson lives in Sammamish where he and his wife are enjoying life as empty-nesters. They have two children who are all grown up and on their own. As a family, they scuba-dived, snow-boarded, and traveled. Now, Dr. Johnson and his wife golf, travel, and take care of their Papillion dog and two cats.
Allister M. Gibbons — Lab Technician
Allister Gibbons graduated from Durban Technical College, South Africa, in 1992. He received a National Higher Diploma in Dental Technology, a BA Degree equivalent. Allister and his family emigrated from South Africa to the United States in the year 2000.
Allister has 24 years of experience in the Dental Laboratory Industry and has worked in multiple roles of increasing responsibility in Commercial Laboratories. For the last 13 years he has managed the Implant Restorative Department at a large dental lab in Seattle
Allister has attends multiple ongoing study clubs, including STP Study Club Series, The Kois Dental Education Series (completed first class), The South Sound Multi-Disciplinary Study Club, and works diligently with the TEM Series. To date has completed 400 chair side conversion.
Allister has proven to be an invaluable resource in the Laboratory and to Dentists worldwide. With his extensive experience and exceptionally high Dental knowledge, he is dedicated to providing the best clinical outcome for each and every patient.
Aaron Lewellan — Lab Technician
Aaron graduated from Bates Technical College in Tacoma with a degree in Dental Lab Technology. He has been in the dental lab business for over fifteen years doing all aspects of crown and bridge work from start to finish, and managing dental labs in the Seattle area. For the past five years he has specialized in Cad Cam with 3shape, Sirona in lab, Exocad, 3m Margin Marking, Itero Trios, and various different milling machines. In his personal time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, boating and bike riding.
Dave Claussen — Lab Technician