Farewell from Dr. Johnson

March 4th, 2021

Dear Wonderful Patients of Smiles for Life Dental Care,

I have been blessed to be your dentist over these years. Some of you have been patients since my first year in practice – over 32 years ago!  I cannot thank you enough for entrusting me to care for you and your smiles.  I am grateful for every moment spent with you. In life’s journey, you sometimes must give up something you love to realize your dreams. Later this year, Angie and I will cast off to sail and live about the world on our sailboat Side Two.  This fall, follow us at https://sailsidetwo.wordpress.com. As part of our legacy of caring, we plan to provide free dental services on remote islands of the world using our sailboat as a mobile dental clinic. For us, the voice of the sea speaks to our souls and we are thrilled to return once again while we are young enough to sail the high seas. 

For some time, I have been looking for a kind dentist that shares our same passion for excellence and exceptional patient care. I could not seriously consider making any change until I found someone to whom I could confidently entrust the dental care of my patients to.

I am pleased and fortunate to announce that Dr. Joseph Juracka will be taking over as your dentist at Smiles for Life Dental Care.  After comprehensive training, his wife Diana will be inheriting the office manager position from Angie. They are a terrific couple, and we know you will love them!  

Dr. Juracka is a Saratoga Springs native and is returning home to rejoin his family, friends and to serve the community he dearly loves. After graduating from Saratoga Springs High School in 2001, he joined the U.S. Navy and served his country from 2001 to 2005.  Thereafter, he was a stockbroker at Vanguard from 2005 to 2012.   Deciding to fulfill his dream of being a dentist, Dr. Juracka attended the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine from 2012-2016.  Upon graduation, he joined a large group practice in Pennsylvania. He is skilled and very capable in all phases of dentistry, and truly loves what he does.  Diana is a Pennsylvania native but has fallen in love with Saratoga over the years. They are excited to move to Saratoga Springs with their two daughters, Amelia (9), Carolyn (5), and Vader, their black Lab.

Long-term team members Farrah and Vera will continue at Smiles for Life Dental Care, familiar faces that know you and your preferences.  They are excited about the prospect of working with Dr. Juracka. All your records will remain in the office and I will continue to be available to Dr. Juracka to answer any questions he might have about you. We are grateful for the privilege of caring for you and we know we leave you in good hands with Dr. Joseph Juracka and his wife Diana.

Thanks in advance for your support.  With sincere thanks, 
Marc A. Johnson D.D.S. (Dishwasher, Dentist, Sailor), Angie Johnson (Captain)
Joseph Juracka, D.M.D. and Diana Juracka