Meet the Doctors at Dr. Lance Johnson Family Dentistry in Sherman, Texas

Dr. Lance Johnson DMD

Lance Johnson, DMD

A third-generation dentist, Dr. Lance Johnson has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years. Hailing from Bennington, Oklahoma, Dr. Lance has spent most of his life raising cattle with his family. He attended Delta State University as an undergraduate and went on to the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and received numerous awards, including the Academy of General Dentistry Award, the Mississippi Dental Association Award, and the American Academy of Periodontology Award.

Dr. Lance is a member of numerous honor societies and dental associations, making him a pivotal part of the dental care community. A passion for community service led him to serve as a volunteer firefighter for 15 years in his hometown, earning him awards including “The Chief’s Award.” With dedication and a big heart, Dr. Lance worked his way through the ranks, finishing his volunteer stint in Fire Chief’s position. During his spare time, you’ll find Dr. Lance hunting, ranching, fishing, and spending time with his two sons, Tristan and Tanner. To learn more about Dr. Lance’s cattle ranch, visit

Miranda Hansen, DDS

Dr. Miranda (Poe) Hansen was born and raised in the Denison/Sherman area and is excited to be able to serve the community that means so much to her! She attended Texas A&M University as an undergraduate and went on to Texas A&M School of Dentistry in Dallas. She has received the Medal for Excellence in Service and Leadership as well as the Comprehensive Dentistry Program Award.

She is the proud wife to Josh, a Garland firefighter, and mom to her 1-year-old son, Liam.  During their free time they love to play outside with their Mini Aussie Duke, snowboard, paint, and garden. Dr. Hansen loves to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with her patients so if you see her around town, please say hello!

Julie Folger, DDS

Dr. Julie Folger started it all over 30 years ago! Dental industry veteran Dr. Julie Folger opened our practice in 1991. She’s enjoying working with Dr. Lance, and the Lance Johnson Family team servicing our Sherman community! Dr. Folger graduated from the University of Texas Dental School-Houston, in 1985, where she was a member of the dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She opened her first private practice in Sugar Land in 1985, and relocated to Sherman in 1991 to open this practice.

Dr. Folger is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Fourth District Dental Society, American Association of Women Dentists, Texas Association of Women Dentists, and the Sherman Chamber of Commerce. She is the proud mother to adult sons Michael and Matthew and new daughter-in-law, Jennie. Dr. Folger also enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, traveling, classical music, and taking care of her two pampered kitties.