Dr. Tom Thompson was born and raised in Owensboro, KY. He attended college at the University of Kentucky and went on after graduation to attend the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where he graduated in 1984. He joined the United States Navy, commissioned as an officer, after his completion of dental school. He served for 20 years, achieved the rank of Captain, and delivered dental care to active duty and reservist military members. He completed several years working as a general dentist before completing an Advanced Clinical Program Fellowship in Oral Surgery at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, Parris Island, SC. After his fellowship, he went on to complete his residency program at Walter Reed Naval Hospital. Dr. Tom is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is certified in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) and BLS (basic life support providers).
Dr. Tom met his wife, Maryann, at college. They have two sons and a daughter. Dr. Tom is excited to practice alongside his children, Dr. Dan Thompson and Dr. Kathryn Haire, at River Valley Dental.