Peter L Thompson DDS
Dr. Peter L. Thompson has a sincere love for his profession. He loves the incredibly positive impact he can have on a person’s life. He loves being able to recreate brilliance out of ashes. He loves the effect a beautiful smile and healthy mouth manifest in someone’s life.
“I have been richly blessed with a wonderful wife, three healthy, vibrant children and the ability to practice a profession that I have passion about. I live by the golden rule, and I have similar philosophy about dentistry. I will put nothing in your mouth that I wouldn’t want in mine. In my mouth, I want to embrace technology, esthetics and health-promoting materials. I will do nothing but the same for you.” – Dr. T
Interview with Dr. Thompson
Dr. Thompson grew up in Puyallup, Washington and was transplanted to Eastern New Mexico with the Military. He decided to pursue his college education at Eastern New Mexico University and graduated in ’94 Summa Cum Laude. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Texas with his DDS degree. Several of his mentors in life told him that graduation from dental school was the beginning of his education, not the end. He has taken this to heart and has completed over a thousand hours of continuing education yearly to sharpen his skills and provide the absolute best for his patients.
He has focused his education on dental implants, sedation dentistry, TMJD (temporomandubular joint disorder), Smile Design, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Orthodontics, CEREC, and Porcelain Bonding. He is a Preferred Graduate from the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
- Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Graduate
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- International Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics
- American Orthodontic Society
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist
- Listed as one of “America’s Best Dentists”
- American Dental Association
- New Mexico Dental Association
- Portales Rotary Club
- Eastern New Mexico University Foundation Board
- Fellow of the Fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute
- Eastern New Mexico University Bench Club Board
Peter and I met in college and have been married since 1994. We have three delightful children that we adore. Just ask us about them, we’d be glad to tell you of their latest antics! I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Eastern New Mexico University and received a master’s degree from the University of Houston in speech pathology. Even though I began my professional career in a very different field, I LOVE working with our team. It really has become my passion! I have had the opportunity to learn at the feet of some of the most influential dentists of our time and it is so exciting to learn about the advanced techniques, fabulous materials and mind boggling technology that is available to make mouths healthy and beautiful. It is especially thrilling to know that Portales has an exceptionally trained dentist who is able to provide these things to the public without having to travel a great distance. It’s just great that you can get the best right here without the inconvenience and expense of driving or flying back and forth to a big city. Please call the office so that we may assist you in taking the first step toward the smile of your dreams. I guarantee that you will get a friendly and helpful team member who will be glad to share with you their experience and expertise when answering your questions.
My name is Valentina, I’m from Tucumcari, New Mexico, born and raised. I have three amazing children that keep me on my feet. My oldest is Desirae, Destanie, and my youngest Desmond. I took a Dental Assisting course in Lubbock, Texas at Texas Careers. I have been certified in dental assisting since 2008. I joined Dr. Peter Thompson’s team in 2013 and I absolutely love it. Seeing the complete mouth restorations we can do in just one visit absolutely amazes me. A beautiful smile can make the biggest change in someone’s life, and I love to help make that happen! I can honestly say I have found my passion, and that’s helping others; and in our office we make that possible!
My name is Kristy. I am happily married to Jesus Ramirez. We have been married since 1994. I am a proud mother of two wonderful boys, Brody and Gaige. I stay extremely busy trying to keep up with all their activities. There is nothing I love more than being a mom! I crossed over from the medical field to dental in 2007 and found that the dental field is my calling. I really enjoy learning new things and in this position I am acquiring new information all the time. Being a part of patient interaction and transformation is so rewarding and I look forward to it every day.
I have been a hygienist since 1998. I graduated from Amarillo College Dental Hygiene School and continue to improve my skills by attending several hours of post-graduate education each year. I enjoy working with my patients to help them develop lifestyle behaviors that help them keep their teeth healthy for their lifetime. I work to ensure that each patient gets both comfortable, quality treatment and a thorough understanding of their dental health. I have four wonderful children, Luke, Catherine, Jacob and John. In my free time, I enjoy attending their many ball games, coaching soccer, exercising, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Hello, my name is Flora. I started my dental career in 1998. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Thompson since April of 2001. I am married to a wonderful man and have 2 beautiful daughters. I love the challenge of dentistry and the ability we have to be able to completely change people’s lives. When we give someone a new smile or help them beat their fear of dentistry and I can see the thankfulness and relief in their eyes that is what I love the most. I personally invite you and welcome you to our office. You will leave with a smile and a new outlook on dentistry.
Hello, my name is Jessica. I am a loving mother of two handsome boys, Tre’ and Silas. They keep me in tune with all the fun boy activities like riding dirt bikes, playing baseball, football and fishing. I started my career in dentistry in 2004 after completing the Dental Assisting Training Course at DATS West Texas Dental in Lubbock, TX. I love being a member of the awesome team here at Dr. Peter Thompson’s office. Having the opportunity to change people’s lives in such a way brings me joy. Working with advanced dentistry is a real honor for me and I look forward to gaining more knowledge every day.
I was raised in Tucumcari, NM where my parents still live. I was blessed to live and work on our family cattle ranch and am so very proud of the amazing ranching heritage that I am part of. I met my husband, Chris, at NMSU in Las Cruces and we married in 1994. We have 3 amazing girls; Kayla, Tayler, and Bradie. Kayla is married to her high school sweetheart and gave us our first Grandgirl, Tessa, in 2012. I was so very fortunate to be able to join Team Thompson in July of 2014. I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to be part of a team who is so enthusiastic about the work they do. The pure joy that is felt by the entire office when we are able to make someone smile again, is like nothing I have ever experienced. A smile can change a person’s day, and we can make that happen. We start your appointment with our smiles and you will leave with your own!
My name is Ashlee. I have been happily married to Herson Corcio since August 2015. I grew up in Portales, N.M. and I graduated from Floyd N.M. I went to Clovis Community College for cosmetology in which I do have a degree. I do like cosmetology but realized it is not something I wish to do for the rest of my life so I started my dental career in 2014. I absolutely love it! I am so excited and blessed to be working for the Thompson Team. I enjoy making people smile and helping people. I look forward to learning and growing here at Dr. Thompson’s office.
Hello my name is Lorrie. I was born and raised in Clovis N.M. I have a wonderful fiancé Justin and a beautiful baby girl Amia.
My dental career began in 2014 at Lubbock Dental Assisting School. I am very proud to work for Dr. Thompson. The work we do here is amazing and our team is the best. It is very rewarding to work with all the wonderful patients we have.