Born in Genesee County, Michigan, Dr. Thompson enjoys helping patients achieve a complete and healthy smile through restorative dental techniques.
About Dr. Thompson
Dr. Thompson became interested in prosthodontics through his passion for technology and felt rewarded for being able to improve lives through restorative dental treatments. A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on tooth restoration and ensures dental prostheses appear natural and function properly. Working in-house at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center allows Dr. Thompson to interact with patients directly, which expedites the treatment process.
Patients experience greater coordination of care by having a prosthodontist and a team of skilled oral surgeons all working together to plan treatments, take impressions, deliver temporaries, and perform surgery. Passionate about technology, he found a dental lab technology program at Ferris State University, where he started his pre-dental studies and discovered the unique harmony between technology and dentistry that prosthodontics provided.
During his senior year at the University of Iowa, the director of the prosthodontics department offered Dr. Thompson a position as a prosthodontic grad student, and Dr. Thompson accepted. After school, Dr. Thompson started his own oral surgery and prosthodontics practice in Grand Blanc, Michigan, where he served the community for 26 years before joining Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center.
Education & Residency
Dr. Thompson completed a lab technician program and pre-dental requisites at Ferris State University. He graduated with a DDS from the University of Iowa and earned a degree in Prosthodontics, which required an additional 2 years of schooling. Dr. Thompson attended a fellowship at the VA Hospital for 1 year before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Maxillofacial Prosthodontics program in the Department of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Thompson is a proud Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (AAMP). He was previously in the American College of Prosthodontists, and the board of a local dentist society for two 4-year terms. He also previously served as the secretary and president of the Genesee District Dental Association.
Hobbies & Interests
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife. He also likes to cook, especially Asian cuisine. Dr. Thompson has three adult children and is always on the lookout for new hobbies.