The North Bend Eagle


Johnson retires after 40 years

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 12/3/14

After 40 years as a dental professional, Mark Johnson is retiring.

Mark Johnson DDSMark Johnson and Anne Soukup are getting ready to transition into retirement.

The North Bend native graduated from University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1974. After serving in the Air Force for two years he returned to North Bend and opened up a dental practice as part of a medical clinic.

Beginning in 1987 he worked in Lincoln for a few years before returning to North Bend.

In March 1993 Johnson remodeled the clinic and opened his dental office at 740 Main Street. Johnson hired NBHS classmate Anne Soukup as business manager. She will be retiring also.

Johnson said that North Bend has been good to him.

“The confidence and trust (the people of North Bend) have had in me has made my professional life very gratifying,” Johnson said.

Johnson said was concerned about keeping a dental office in North Bend. Amy Chadwell, DDS, is buying the business. Her hours in North Bend will be by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Over his 40 years in dentistry, Johson has seen a lot of changes in the material used, the use of computers, and the ability to advertise.
Johnson said that he has no specific plans for retirement, but he’s looking forward to a few things:

“Travel,” Johnson said, “freedom to do what I want.”

He will continue living in North Bend because he still has lots of interests here.
Soukup said she will enjoy doing everything she has thought about but didn’t have time to do. Her time will be filled with travel, grandchildren, genealogy and flowers.

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