William W. Johnson, D.D.S., M.S.

William W. Johnson, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. JohnsonTitle: Associate Professor and Vice Chair,
Department of Adult Restorative
Biomaterials Group

Room: 2140
College of Dentistry
40th and Holdrege
Box 830740
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Telephone: (402) 472-9406
Fax: (402) 472-5290


  • 1977 Marquette University; D.D.S.
  • 1989 Marquette University; M.S. (Materials Science)

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • D-1 Operative lecture/lab, Spring Semester
  • Director of ARD 326, Dental Materials Science for the Dental Hygienist
  • Director of ARD 531, Dental Materials Science for Dental Students
  • Faculty member in ARD 529, Dental Anatomy
  • Guest lecturer in ARD 616, Advanced Topics
  • Clinical faculty member in ARD 618, 696/696 (Operative Dentistry)

Research Interests:

  • Mechanical properties of dental materials with an emphasis on composite resins and cements.

Recent Publications:

  • Owens, B.M., Johnson, W.W. Effect of new generation surface sealants on the marginal permeability of Class V resin composite restorations. Operative Dent 31(4):481-488, 2006.
  • Owens, B.M., Johnson, W.W. Effect of Preparation Technique, Fissure Morphology, and Material Characteristics on the In Vitro Margin Permeability and Penetrability of Pit and Fissure Sealants. PediaD 29(4):308-14, 2007.
  • Owens, B.M., Johnson, W.W. Effect of single step adhesives on the marginal permeability of Class V resin composites. Oper Dent. 32(1):67-72, 2007.
  • Selecman, J.B., Owens, B.M., and Johnson, W. Effect of preparation technique, fissure morphology, and material characteristics on the in vitro margin permeability and penetrability of pit and fissure sealants. Pediatric Dentistry 29(4):308-314, 2007.
  • Marks, D., Owens, B.M., and Johnson, W.W.  Effect of adhesive agent and fissure morphology on the in vitro microleakage and penetrability of pit and fissure sealants. Quint Int 40(9):763-772, 2009.
  • Covey, D.A., Barnes, C., Watanabe, H., Johnson, W.W. Effects of a paste-free prophylaxis polishing cup and various prophylaxis polishing pastes on tooth enamel and restorative materials. General Dentistry, 59(6):466-473, 2011. 

Service Activities:

  • Chair of Teaching and Faculty Development Committee
  • Vice Chair of Research Committee
  • Student Research Mentor
  • Webmaster for the National C.O.D.E. website
  • Reviewer, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Operative Dentistry
  • "Lunch and Learn" Chairperson for 2001 AADR Annual Meeting
  • Abstract Reviewer for AADR Annual Meeting