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Casey and Corey Johnson have more in common than their looks.At first glance, the brothers who are one year apart appear to be identical twins. Delving deeper into their childhood, college studies, and careers in the dental field reveal similarities that go well beyond dark hair and brown eyes.”(At the University of Colorado-Boulder) at least once or twice a day someone would call me by Casey’s name,” Corey said. “You get to the point where you start answering for each other.”Both brothers were raised in Longmont, graduating from Berthoud High School. For fun, they once tricked a substitute teacher with their twin-like appearance by switching seats in class.”It was great until we had a pop quiz,” Corey said.Through the years, the Johnson brothers have shared interest in the same sports, including soccer and hockey. The two also ventured out on their own Casey played basketball and Corey was on the baseball team.”Soccer was big for all the boys. Casey and Corey both played intramural hockey at CU,” said their mother, Mary, who still lives in Longmont. “Their lives have been intertwined. I looked at their being competitive in a good way. They’ve always been real close.”

Corey, 36, and Casey, 35, have a 29-year-old brother named Caley who, unlike them, has curly blonde hair and blue eyes.”I always said raising three boys was absolutely easy,” Mary said. “They all had their own ideas, and they were real positive kids very athletic.”Proving boys will boys, Casey and Corey had fun teasing their younger brother, now an environmental biologist in Golden who received his master’s degree from Yale University.”We got him hooked on eating dog food,” Corey joked.Corey also recalled when his older brother passed him up in height.”He outgrew me in middle school,” he said. “That was a tough day.”After high school, Casey and Corey both earned bachelor’s of science degrees in biology from CU. They later graduated from CU’s School of Dentistry, and served in the Navy as dentists. Casey completed a three-year orthodontic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.”Our dad was a dentist, and we saw that he was happy and led a good lifestyle,” Corey said.

Both brothers have since established dental careers in Glenwood Springs. Casey is an orthodontist at All Kids Dental, and Corey is a general dentist in private practice with Jay Heim.”I was up here in Glenwood visiting and was eating at Juicy Lucy’s when I got to talking to Bob Henry (the pediatric dentist who started All Kids Dental), and he was interested in adding an orthodontist,” Casey said. “It was a chance meeting.”Corey worked with their dad, Ron, for six years at the family’s dental office in Longmont before following Casey to Glenwood. The fourth-generation Coloradans now work a few doors down from each other, which can be confusing.”Patients and referring dentists think I moved next door because they see Corey’s ad in the paper,” Casey said.As a dentist, Corey often refers his patients to his orthodontist brother.”I just tell them to see the guy who looks like me,” Corey said.Since relocating, the siblings and wives Jeanne and Amy sorority sisters and roommates at CU have established happy lives in the mountains.



“We grew up hunting, fishing, camping and skiing in Colorado,” Casey said. “That’s why Glenwood was such a good fit.”Casey and Jeanne have three children, while Corey and Amy have two kids, with a third due in January. Both couples were married in Evergreen and honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii – one year apart.”There’s a little competition, but it’s been friendly,” Casey said. “We’ve always built each other up instead of breaking each other down.”Casey and Corey’s parents are proud to see their sons build successful dentistry careers and grow their families in the same town.”It’s just so exciting as a parent. They’re nice kids – most parents can say that about their kids, but they always have been,” Mary said. “They’re just very caring about people and have good hearts.”Contact April E. Clark: 945-8515, ext. 518aclark@postindependent.com

Occupation: Orthodontic specialist for children and adults Alma maters: University of Colorado-Boulder and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia Fraternity: Pi Kappa Alpha Years in the Navy: 4 Years married: 10 Wifes name: Jeanne Kids: Zachary, Leigh Anne and Tyler Childhood lunchbox: Scooby Doo



Occupation: General, restorative, and aesthetic dentist Alma mater: CU-Boulder Fraternity: Kappa Alpha Years in the Navy: 3 Years married: 9 Wifes name: Amy Kids: Kaitlyn, Brady, and a baby due in January Childhood lunchbox: Kung fu


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