Our Lansing Office

This page provides you with practical information about our practice. It includes descriptions of our office location, including a map and directions, hours, appointment scheduling, insurance acceptance and billing policies.

Mark M. Johnston, D.D.S.
1850 West Mt. Hope
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 482-4623

Office Hours
Monday: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

**Usually appointments are available on Fridays on a limited basis. This time is reserved for administrative duties and continuing education programs. The office is closed for lunch from 1pm - 2pm on Mon. Tues. & Wed.  Thursday lunch hour is 12pm - 1pm**


We know you have many choices when choosing a Dentist in the Lansing area so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.

Insurance and Billing

We participate with Delta Dental of Michigan. All other insurance carriers are welcome, and as a courtesy, we send dental claims same as any other insurance. There are many patients at our practice that carry policies under Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Aetna, ADN Administrators, Guardian, etc. Depending on your dental plan, the insurance will pay the same, a little less, or not at all (typically and HMO). If you have questions, feel free to contact our office (517) 482-4623, or call your insurance carrier to find out more information regarding coverage for a non-participating (out-of-network) provider. 

Unfotunately, Dr. Johnston does not participate in Health Management Organizations (HMO's) or Medicaid.

We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer a CareCredit. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dentist.

Payment Options

Payment is due at the time of service. We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also offer CareCredit and dental layaway plans. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details. 

Financing Options

For patients with or without dental insurance, the question of affordability naturally arises. Not only is the patient worried about their dental emergency, and the pain that comes with that- but also being able to afford treatment. At our office, we provide a variety of payment plan options to help all of our patients have a healthy and beautiful smile that fits within their budget.  

Dental Layaway

One option we provide is our dental layaway program. Together we work out how much you would need for your dental treatment. Then you will decide how much and how often you would like us to apply your layaway payments (i.e. weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.). You would then allow us to deduct a payment amount, according to the scheduled frequency from a credit or debit card. 

When the necessary amounts are in your account, we set up an appointment and complete your treatment. 

Many patients with or without insurance find that the layaway program provides the flexibility and convenience. No dental treatment is performed until the funds are available, which means there is no debt for the patient when the work is done. 

Care Credit

CareCredit is here to help you pay for treatments and procedures your insurance doesn't cover. If approved, they offer No Interest financing or low minimum monthly payment options so you can get what you want, when you want it. You can even use CareCredit for your family and favorite pet.

With three simple steps, including an instant approval process, it's easy to apply for CareCredit. After you are approved, you're free to use CareCredit for the services you choose including LASIK, veterinary, dentistry, cosmetic, hearing aids and more.

  • After Care Credit approval, you can use your card for approved procedures. 
  • Minimum monthly payments are required.
  • No Interest if paid in full within 6, 12, 18 or 24 months. (Minimum Purchase Required) 
  • Special Financing with 14.9% APR until paid in full and equal fixed monthly payments required. (Minimum Purchase Required)

Please visit http://www.carecredit.com to learn more about your financing and dental care options.

You are able to apply for Care Credit by going to their website http://www.carecredit.com, or over the phone by calling (800) 677-0718. Care Credit also accepts online payments through their website. 

Just like our Dental Layaway plan, Care Credit offers a payment plan that is flexible and convenient just when you need it! 

Split Payments with Appointments

Our last option we offer our patients is the Split Payment Plan. Split payments allow you to forego having to pay the full amount all at once. 

For example, rather than pay for a crown at the time of completion, you would make the first payment when receiving the tooth prep and the other half when the crown is seated.

Whether you have dental insurance or are interested in an alternate payment option, we are here to assist you when it comes to payment of dental services. Dr. Johnston and his team pride themselves on providing modern, family-friendly dental services. 

Facilities and Equipment

Our office provides all-digital x-rays, both intra-oral and panoramic. This allows for a significant reduction in the amount of radiation needed to produce the digital image. It also allows the images to be emailed to the insurance company or to a specialist. We also utilize a soft tissue laser for minor surgery and nitrous oxide (N20) is available for a small fee.