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Periodontist - Darby & Johnson Periodontics & Implants

Exceptional Periodontal Care that Puts You First

When faced with gum disease, missing teeth, and declining oral health, finding the right specialist for your situation is pivotal to your long-term health, function, and confidence. Turn to Drs. John Darby and Timothy Johnson, periodontists in Ocala and Crystal River, FL who’ve dedicated their careers to helping patients like you achieve and maintain whole-body health through personalized, comprehensive periodontal care. We put you first, providing the highest quality dental care possible. In fact, “going the extra mile” for our patients is something we do every day.

Established in Ocala, FL since 1982, we have become one of the leading practices in the community, providing superior periodontal and dental implant services to Marion and Citrus county. With decades of specialized experience and a comprehensive repertoire of innovative services, we have the expertise to transition you into a state of exceptional oral health—restoring your confidence and quality of life.

We invite you to schedule your first appointment and meet the team who’s dedicated to YOU!

About Our Periodontists

Dr. John Darby

Taking from over 30 years of experience in periodontal treatments and dental implants, Dr. Darby remains dedicated to his position that care is prosthetically driven, beginning with the restorative end in mind to optimize both the functional and aesthetic outcome.

Dr. Tim Johnson

With over three decades of specialized experience in periodontics and dental implants, Dr. Johnston still completes continuing education courses on the latest dental advances so every patient can be assured the finest, safest, and most comfortable care available.

Our Top Services


Dental Implants

Restore the function and beauty of your smile with permanent teeth that look and feel natural. Dental implants can replace one, several, or all your missing teeth and provide long-term improvements in the health of your smile and your quality of life. Our periodontists combine decades of surgical experience with computer-guided software and surgical guides to provide predictable, effective treatment.


Gum Disease Treatment

Halt the progression of gum disease and preserve the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone with comprehensive treatment for periodontal disease. Our periodontists specialize in gum disease treatment and with a thorough understanding of the mouth-body connection, provide targeted treatment to restore your oral and overall health.


IV Sedation

Never feel anxious or fearful of your appointments again with custom IV sedation, nitrous oxide, or oral sedation. Our periodontists are certified to offer sedation in our state-of-the-art facility and personalize these services to optimize your comfort level and pain-control so you can get the care you need to restore your oral health.

See how we put YOU first.

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Ocala Location

  • Address:
    1500 SE 17th St # 500
    Ocala, Florida 34471
  • Phone:
    (352) 351-5051
  • Email:
    [email protected]
  • Office Hours:
    Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Crystal River Location

  • Address:
    6175 W Corporate Oaks Dr
    Crystal River, FL 34429
  • Phone:
    (352) 795-9000
    [email protected]
  • Office Hours:
    Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Bobby E.
Bobby E.
A big thank you to Dr. Darby. From the first step in the door to the last step out, every aspect of my visit with Dr Darby and staff was exceptional. The people at the front office were very professional, friendly and communicative. I had a vertical fracture that was quite painful. The first dentist I saw nearly sent me through the roof during the initial exam and made me terrified to consider treatment there. I then went to Dr. Darby and that pain free experience was like night and day. I also liked that Dr Darby was very thorough and spent time explaining the issues, discussing my options and making sure I felt completely comfortable. My husband and I spend most of the year in California but if I need any other dental procedure like the one I had, I'll be back in Ocala to see Dr. Darby.
Sherri S.
A visit to the Periodontist should not be scary for anyone. People think the worst and since I was a patient of Dr. Johnson this year, I want everyone to know that going to a periodontist is not all that bad!. I had sedation gum surgery and felt NO pain. There were several follow up appointments and I have to say that from the first visit to the last, I felt like I was well taken care of. The staff is wonderful. The Periodontist was fantastic. I just can't believe that I had dental gum surgery and it never hurt. So, don't delay, call Dr Johnson and meet him and his staff. They will take good care of you!
Margaret W.
Margaret W.
I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Darby. He took a lot of time with me to discuss what he thought my problem was, what the possible treatment options would be and then did exactly what he said he would do. He and his staff were very kind and thoughtful and always made me feel comfortable. When I needed to contact Dr. Darby about a prescription, he took my call himself on a Saturday afternoon and called in the prescription I needed right away. The surgery went very well, and I did not experience any pain or problems due to the techniques he used. I have been "released" as of today, as he has done all that was needed, and did not push any unnecessary treatments on me. I will highly recommend him.
Barbara K.
I was apprehensive about the bone grafting on my implant, but I can tell you Dr. Johnson and his staff were caring and answered all my questions. I am so glad I had this procedure done. Not to much pain and I healed up nicely Thanks Doc, you are the best
Debbie E.
I recently had periodontal surgery at Dr. Johnson's office and was totally satisfied with the office and the staff. Dr. Johnson was kind and gentle, making the surgery a pleasant experience. I never felt any pain, even during the recovery process. His staff was professional, friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this office.
Chepito D.
Chepito D.
My husband has been Dr. Darby's patient for the past 16 years. He is very attentive, thorough and professional. The treatment he is undergoing is lengthy in time and technically challenging, yet we have been very happy every step of the way with his care. I would recommend Dr. Darby to any of my friends and family .
Cynthia H.
Dr Johnson did an extraction, bone graft and dental implant. The procedures were easy and I had no pain for any procedure. Dr. Johnson is an excellent dentist, very professional and I would highly recommend him for any periodontal treatment. Best oral care I have ever received.
Jack M.
Have been a patient of Dr. Johnson for several years and he and his staff have always been very professional, friendly and caring. From the cleanings, skin & bone grafts to the dental implants there never has been an issue. He is highly skilled and if you are in need of Periodontal procedures there is no one better. Thank you Dr. Johnson.

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