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Meet Dr. John

Dr. John is board-certified and has been serving the Oxford, Lapeer, and Lake Orion areas for over 16 years.

About Dr. John

Born in Jamaica, Dr. Robert John was raised in Toronto. His father was a physician who inspired him to help others through healthcare. He knew he wanted to pursue dentistry and found oral surgery an exciting field with opportunities to explore different avenues of treatment: hard tissue, soft tissue, minor and major surgeries, reconstruction, and more.

Dr. John began in private practice during his residency at Detroit Mercy School, where he was the vice chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery for 15 years. A dedicated surgeon, he became section chief at St. John’s before becoming the program director. He purchased a practice in Oxford in 2003 prior to joining the team at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center.

As an advocate for his patients, Dr. John speaks to patients on a personal level. He explains treatment in a way that is easy to understand, and his sense of humor puts others at ease. Dr. John strives to reassure his patients that not only will their treatment benefit their oral health but that they are in excellent hands with a trustworthy expert.

Education & Residency

Dr. Robert John graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in economics and science. He then attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, graduating with honors. He completed his general practice residency at the Medical College of Ohio, where he was awarded Otolaryngology Resident of the Year.

Dr. John went on to pursue a Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD, DDS) with honors from Wayne State School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship at St. John’s Medical Center and his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Detroit Medical Center.


Dr. John is board-certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). He is certified in Advanced Cardiac and Basic Life Support and is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Detroit Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the MDA and American Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. John recently served as the Program Director of the oral and maxillofacial residency program at the Detroit Medical Center. He is currently on-staff at Henry Ford Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland performing the full scope of oral surgery.

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. John loves sports—he’s a diehard Maple Leaf and Red Wings fan. Outside of the office, he enjoys watching his daughter, a high-level soccer player, and his son, a hockey player, compete in sporting events. He met his wife during residency and has been happily married for over 22 years.

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