Tara Johnson


Tara graduated from Wichita State University in 1997 with degrees in Dental Hygiene and Health Sciences. In 2015, she then obtained her Kansas dental hygiene extended care permit level II which allows her to provide services in schools and nursing homes. Tara recently graduated with a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2022. She has worked in a variety of dental settings throughout her career, including private practice, contract hygienist for the US armed forces in Germany, and mobile dentistry in long-term care facilities.

“I love working in community health because it is a constantly changing and incredibly rewarding field of healthcare. I want to continue to expand the dental outreach program at HMC by working to improve the oral health of the underserved in our community through HMC’s integrated care model. The best part of working in outreach is that you get to be creative and innovative while enhancing the lives of others.”