Meet Dan Thompson, DMD
Dentistry was a natural choice for Dr. Thompson as he comes from a family of dental healthcare providers. Dr. Thompson was born in Okinawa, Japan to his father Tom and mother Maryann, while his father was serving in the United States Military. Both of his parents are Kentucky natives. After living all over the United States growing up, Dr. Thompson was fortunate enough to attend college and dental school at the University of Kentucky right here in the Bluegrass.
Dr. Thompson decided to become a dentist as a teenager after suffering a traumatic dental injury. This injury necessitated extensive dental treatment and surgery including root canals, bone grafting, and dental implant surgery. These procedures allowed Dr. Thompson to develop a strong passion and calling for dentistry at a very early age, and as a result, he has a unique ability to relate to his patients on a very personal level. After graduating from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, he went on to practice dentistry for several years in the Nashville, Tennessee area where he met his wife, Nina. Nina also shares a strong passion for dentistry as she was an oral surgery assistant before pursuing her current career as a nurse.
While practicing in Nashville, Dr. Thompson was able to receive mentoring from multiple dentists who share his passion for CAD/CAM and implant dentistry. Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Thompson has been a CEREC “same day crown” dentist who uses CAD/CAM technology to deliver crowns in a single visit. This technology allows him to place a high quality porcelain restoration in a single visit, effectively, efficiently, and conveniently for his patients. He has pursued advanced education in 3D Cone Beam X-ray technology, surgical placement of dental implants, as well as advanced root canal therapy. This allows him to complete a wide variety of treatments that fit the needs of all of his patients. Dr. Thompson has successfully placed and restored dental implants for full arch tooth replacement. Dr. Thompson is also a sleep medicine dentist – he has pursed advanced education in the treatment of breathing related disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Depending on severity, these problems can be addressed in our office.
Dr. Thompson is certified in the administration of IV Sedation. He completed his training in IV Moderate conscious sedation at Duquesne University and is certified by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry in administering it. He wanted to receive this training in order to help the most fearful patients in getting access to the dental care that they need.
Dr. Thompson has served on mission trips to Haiti with the Catholic Church alongside his father, a practicing oral surgeon, and his sister, a current dental student at the University of Kentucky.
While Dr. Thompson was able to expand his clinical expertise learning from mentors in the Nashville area and through numerous hours of continuing education, his true calling is to help the people of his own state in Kentucky. He and his wife Nina are both avid Kentucky sports fans and love spending time with their dogs Copper and Bella. In his free time, Dr. Thompson can be found traveling, spending time on the lake/river, golfing, hiking, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats!
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry – Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Kentucky – Bachelor’s Degree
Duquesne University – IV Sedation training