About Us

El Campo Dentistry and Orthodontics, originally Gary Johnson, DDS, has been a cornerstone in the community of El Campo for over 30 years. From the beginning Dr. Gary Johnson carefully built our dental office around patient care and family values.

We are proud to uphold that tradition of exemplary dental care for the families of El Campo 30 years later!

At our office we provide complete family dentistry. We offer general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Our office stays current with the latest in dental technology and procedures. This helps our experienced staff provide the best dental experience we can for our patients.

Call today to schedule an appointment and see why the community has trusted El Campo Dentistry with their smile!

Dr. Matt Simmons, Owner & Dentist

dr-simmons Approach to Dentistry

Dr. Simmons’ interest in dentistry developed early on in life. He loves education and staying up to date on the latest in dental technology and procedures so that the office can bring the absolute best in dental care to the patients of El Campo. To Dr. Simmons, exemplary care in dentistry is more than just state-of-the-art technology and staying clinically-current. He passionately believes patients also deserve a dentist with compassion and empathy. His approach to patient care sets Dr. Simmons apart from other practitioners in the field. He enjoys connecting with my patients. At an appointment Dr. Simmons takes the time to listen and understand each patient’s unique situation including their problems and fears. He aims to improve the life and health of every patient seen through his expertise in dentistry.

Education & Experience

Dr. Simmons grew up in Katy, TX. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While participating in an accelerated dual degree program Dr. Simmons earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is an active member in a variety of dental organizations including: American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Simmons and his wife enjoy spending time in the small town of Brookshire, TX. They love the small-town vibe and the volunteer work they do at the Brookwood Community, an adult special needs community in Brookshire. Offering their time and expertise to this special group of people is especially rewarding for Dr. & Mrs. Simmons.

“The experience has reinforced for me the reason I went into this field; to provide care and comfort to those in need of quality dental care.” – Dr. Matthew Simmons

On a Personal Level

Growing up in Houston, Dr. Simmons is an active member of Second Baptist Church. When he’s not taking care of patients he can be found enjoying a round of golf, cheering for the Houston Texans or spending time outdoors. He and his wife, Lascena were married October 2014. And are looking forward to eventually making El Campo their home!

Dr. Peter Sutton, Orthodontist

 Dr. Peter Sutton was born and raised in Kentucky. Growing up he always enjoyed playing football and went on to play for the University of Kentucky in college, where he graduated with his B.S. in biology. Dr. Sutton then went on to attend the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry and graduated valedictorian of his class. To complete his orthodontics studies, Dr. Sutton made his way to the great state of Texas to attend the University Of Texas Dental School in Houston. Dr. Sutton’s goal is to provide his patients with the highest quality orthodontic care in the most comfortable conditions possible. He enjoys serving El Campo, TX with quality orthodontic care.

DrDr Beetar. Patrick Beetar, Oral Surgeon

Dr. Patrick Beetar is a native to the Houston area.  He was born and raised in Pearland, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.  He completed dental school and residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas – School of Dentistry in Houston.  His areas of interest include removal of teeth, pre-prosthetic surgery, implant placement, jaw reconstruction, dental and facial trauma, and treatment of various forms of pathology. When he is not operating, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, carpentry, gardening and working on automobiles.




Dr. Gary Johnson

dr-garyA note from Dr. Gary Johnson…

We’ve all heard the quote “where did the time go?” I’ve now been providing dental care in El Campo for thirty years. During that time, I’ve married, raised my two daughters, and become a welcomed part of this community. But now I recognize its time to relax and slow down a bit.

Because you are not only my patients, but also my friends, I care deeply about who will provide treatment for my “dental family.” After an extensive search I am pleased to announce that Dr. Matt Simmons will partner with me in continuing to provide the highest quality of care. He and I will be practicing side-by-side for a few months in order to provide a smooth transition while I mentor him to assume ownership of the practice.

Dr. Simmons has been expertly trained, graduating from UT’s Dental School in San Antonio (my alma mater).  He will bring new modes of treatment and more options to serve you here. He is enthusiastic about all facets of dentistry, and looks forward to meeting you and your family.

I invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Simmons to discuss your dental needs and to have any questions you may have about your dental care answered. He will have complete access to your dental records and the ability to consult with me as necessary. Dr. Simmons and I are readily available to complete those procedures that have been previously recommended.

I am most grateful and humbled that you have allowed me to be your dentist. I greatly appreciate all the support you have given me throughout these many years.

Most Sincerely,