Going to the Dentist is terrifying sometimes isn't it? Just the thought of someone sticking tools in your mouth is kind of unnerving. And if you don't brush regularly, you will hear some choice words from the person taking care of your teeth.

But most of the items mentioned previously are to remind you to practice good hygiene. However, we turn our attention to the person taking care of yourself, the dentist themselves. In Central Texas, there's one person who has been in the dentist business for a long time.

Robert Henry Johnson, The Alleged Oldest Dentist In The United States

Our news partners at KWTX have the story about Robert Johnson. Born in 1931, 10 miles south of the town of Goldthwaite. While out and about in the town, he met not one but two dentists who led him to the idea of becoming a dentist himself. With his goal in life now fully materialized, Johnson attended Baylor after graduating Goldthwaite High School.

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While at Baylor, he met his future wife, and graduated from their dental store in the year 1956. His first place to practice his craft was Briggs Airforce Base, then he opened up his own practice in Big Spring.

After working 13 years in Big Spring, he and his wife moved to Brownwood, and he's been there even since, working his own one man practice. But a question remains. How does Johnson keep working?

Robert Johnson's Keys To Success

When discussing his long life in the dentist industry, Johnson mentioned three major things to staying healthy: good genes, sitting as many times as he can during work, and the most important one, two vodkas every evening with his life.

The best part? He has no plans to retire soon. So keep on keeping on Robert Johnson!

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