Meet The Doctors


Dr. Johnson and Dr. Putman are excited to build a family oriented practice in Dr. Putman's hometown of Springfield, Illinois. They look forward to growing relationships with their patients and the community.

Dr. William Putman

Dr William Putman, a Springfield native, attended Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. He graduated with a BA from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2013 and from Creighton School of Dentistry with a DDS in 2017. 

Dr Putman established a love for giving back at an early age and as a dental student volunteered at One World Clinic and other missions for those unable to afford dental care.  After dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he treated patients at high risk for medical complications. Following his residency, Dr Putman worked as an associate dentist in Springfield from 2018 – 2020, and in rural Wisconsin from 2020 to early 2022.  

In April 2022, Dr Putman and Dr Johnson’s dream of opening a practice together became reality when they took over from Dr Robert Burris. Dr Burris built a reputation for compassionate care and skilled treatment and both Dr’s Putman and Johnson are excited to carry on that legacy.

Dr Putman understands that dental visits can be stressful and strives to put patients at ease. Highly trained and experienced in surgical procedures and general dentistry, he is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, Illinois Dental Association, GV Black Dental Society and is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

When he’s not at the office, Dr Putman enjoys golf, working on the family farm, hunting, fishing, playing with his black lab, Dakota, and following Creighton basketball. Dr Putman and Dr Taylor Johnson were married in the fall of 2022 and had their first baby girl in the fall of 2023. 

Dr. Taylor Johnson

Dr. Taylor Johnson is proud to work along side her husband Dr. William Putman and the experienced and professional team here at Putman Dental to provide comprehensive and quality dental care to patients of all ages.

Originally from Minnesota, she spent eight years in Omaha, Nebraska, completing both her Bachelor of Science (15’) and Doctor of Dental surgery (19’) degrees at Creighton University.
Dr. Johnson continues to build on her Creighton dental education and her years in practice as an active member of the spear study club, a group of motivated dental professionals that meet regularly to discuss dental cases and learn from one another. She is a member of the Illinois Dental Association, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is experienced in cosmetic/aesthetic procedures and is invisalign and botox certified.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Johnson can be found enjoying the outdoors. Growing up in Minnesota she’s an avid downhill skier. You’ll find her trying to find a ski hill in the winter and on the lake in the summer. She had their first baby girl in the fall of 2023 and she has been the center of their world since, along with their black lab, Kota.