Oct. 18, 2022

DINKS with Dr. Doug Thompson of Wellness Dentistry Network

DINKS with Dr. Doug Thompson of Wellness Dentistry Network
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Dr. Thompson believes in an interdisciplinary treatment model that coordinates dental care with other medical practitioners for total body health care for his patients. He employs advanced DNA bacterial testing methods and other leading-edge dental science to enable early risk assessment and personalized treatment planning.

He cofounded and helped lead an interdisciplinary study club attended by more than 40 dentists, which had representation from all dental specialties and focused on comprehensive treatment planning.

In addition to his dental training, Dr. Thompson is pursuing a Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine. In this continuum, he has presented to physicians a program titled, “Periodontal Disease and the Heart: A Collaborative Opportunity” in their Fellowship module XVI-D titled, “Metabolic Cardiovascular Medicine.”

Dr. Thompson has published professionally in the June, 2010 publication of Dentistry Today an article titled, “Salivary Testing for Periodontal Disease Diagnosis and Treatment” and in the December, 2012 publication of Inside Dentistry an article titled, “Verifiable Outcomes Using Salivary Diagnostics in Periodontal Medicine: Test and retest for clinical success.”  He has also authored an online course available in the U.S. and Australia titled, “Personalized Periodontal Medicine: The Future is Here! Advancing the Health of Your Patients, Your Team and Your Practice!”

In 2016 Dr. Thompson founded the Wellness Dentistry Network which is an internet based community of dentists with a keen awareness of how oral conditions affect whole body health. He also assists dentists and their teams with implementation strategies designed to put knowledge to work in their daily practices. Building a knowledge base of how to integrate oral health issues with medical health issues continues to evolve.  Getting started, keeping current, and growing is the challenge in this exploding area.  To confront this challenge is the mission of the Wellness Dentistry Network.

Among other topics, he coaches risk assessment treatment planning, digital photography, and systems to transform traditional hygiene services into value added experiences of personalized periodontal medicine.