Dr. Dan Thompson was born in Okinawa, Japan while his father was serving in the United States Military. After graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2013, he went on to practice dentistry for several years in the Nashville TN area as well as several surrounding rural areas doing a lot of dentistry in underserved communities. Dr. Thompson worked for three different dentists in Tennessee, utilizing and learning about CAD-CAM technology, while also doing extensive continuing education in the areas of implant dentistry as well as root canal therapy in his time living in TN. Dr. Thompson met his wife Nina during his time there and they decided to migrate back to the great state of Kentucky to be closer to their families and for Dr. T to help the people of his own state—Kentucky. Their family is happy to be part of the Maysville community!
Dr. Thompson uses CAD/CAM technology to deliver same-day CEREC crowns in a single dental visit (no temporaries 95% of the time), and he has completed thousands of CEREC restorations in his career. River Valley Dental are CEREC Primescan users, and Dr. Thompson has also completed multiple full mouth reconstructions using CEREC without so much as taking a conventional rubber impression. The vast majority of River Valley Dental workflow is completely digital dentistry. CEREC is also used in conjunction with cutting edge dental labs to construct implant restorations, dentures, partials, and bridges, all through 3D printing and digital impression making. Dr. Thompson has pursued advanced education in 3D Cone Beam X-ray technology, extensive training in the surgical placement of dental implants, as well as advanced root canal therapy, having completed hundreds of successful root canals as well as having placed and restored hundreds of dental implants with a very high success rate. Dr. Thompson has placed implants and restored entire arches with dental implant placement and restoration. While there are certainly instances of a need to refer to a dental specialist, there is a good chance Dr. Thompson can address your dental issue without you having to leave our office. Dr. Thompson is also a sleep medicine dentist and pursued advanced education in the treatment of breathing-related disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea. He is trained and certified in the administration of IV Conscious Sedation. He completed his training in IV moderate conscious sedation at Duquesne University and is certified by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry for outpatient moderate conscious sedation in the dental office. Dr. Thompson is also a certified Invisalign provider, as well as a member of The American Academy of Facial Esthetics who certified him in the administration of Botulism Toxin (commonly known as Botox).
Dr. Thompson has served on two mission trips to Haiti with the Catholic church alongside his father, a practicing part time oral surgeon at River Valley Dental, and his sister Kathryn Haire who is also a full time general dentist at River Valley Dental. He plans to go to the Dominican Republic and Jamaica for his next round of mission trips. While on these mission trips in Haiti, Dr. Thompson was able to help many patients in need of dental care, and also become highly proficient in routine oral surgery learning how to efficiently remove teeth alongside his Father who has been an Oral Surgeon for many years. Dr. Thompson is extremely adept at exodontia for a general dentist having removed thousands of teeth in Haiti as well as in the dental office performing surgical extractions daily.
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. Undergoing these procedures caused him to develop a strong passion 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. He looks forward to meeting you in the office!
Dr. Thompson enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Nina, his energetic and awesome daughter Leah, and their dog, Copper. He also enjoys traveling, anything involving the lake or beach, hiking, kayaking, boating and anything else outdoors, the occasional round of golf or disc golf, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats Football team (and Basketball team of course) 🙂