Dr. Cleverick "CD" Johnson joined the faculty of UTHealth School of Dentistry in 1990. He currently is a tenured professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Dental Public Health. He graduated from the UTHealth School of Dentistry in 1986 and has maintained a continuous private practice before retiring in the fall of 2013. His primary responsibilities are in the Urgent Care Clinic following a 12 year presence in the Office of Student Affairs as the Director of Recruitment, where he served on both local, state and national committees and boards. The body of his research includes Oral Diagnosis, Oral Identification of Substance Abusing Patients and Identifying Improved Methods in Educating Dental Students. He has served many positions in organized dentistry.