Meet Our Oral Surgeon

Meet Dr. Tom Thompson

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

 dr-tom-thompsonQuick Facts:

  • Born and raised in Kentucky
  • 25 years experience as an Oral Surgeon
  • US Navy Veteran – Captain
  • University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

Dr. Tom Thompson was born and raised in Owensboro Kentucky. While he spent most of his childhood working on a pig farm, he decided to attend the University of Kentucky for college and dental school where he met his wife Maryann. They have two sons and a daughter, their oldest son Dr. Dan, and their daughter Kathryn Haire whom both decided to become dentists. Kathryn is currently a 2020 DMD candidate at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, and their son third Chad is a UK Law alum practicing law in Lexington

Dr. Tom graduated from The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1984, followed by commissioning as an officer in the United States Navy upon completion of dental school at UK. While in the Navy, Dr. Thompson achieved the rank of Captain and served our country for 20 years, delivering dental care to our active duty and reservist military members. He completed several years working as General dentist before completing an Advanced Clinical program (Fellowship) in Oral Surgery at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, Paris Island, SC. After his fellowship, he went on to complete his residency program at Walter Reed Naval Hospital, close to our nation’s capital in Bethesda Maryland.

Dr. Tom and his wife wanted to move back to Kentucky following Dr. Thompson’s time serving as an active duty dental officer in the United States Navy. They settled in Bowling Green after his military retirement in 2001 where Dr. Tom continued to work in private practice for 17 years. After selling his practice in Bowling Green to be closer to his children and family, he now splits time between Georgetown, Kentucky and Beaufort, South Carolina, where he also practices Oral Surgery in Port Royal, SC.

Dr. Tom is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Tom and Dr. Dan are both ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) and BLS (basic life support providers). Dr. Tom is excited to join his son working for the River Valley Dental team, and brings over 25 years of experience in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Both doctors are excited to get the opportunity to provide care to the entire Buffalo Trace region of our state, as well as those in surrounding Ohio counties.