Get to Know Dr. Thompson

From the very first appointment, our patients can clearly see how much sincere love and passion Dr. Thompson has for his profession. For 20+ years, he has helped countless people experience the life-changing difference that comes from regaining a beautiful, healthy smile! Creating a positive, long-lasting impact is always a wonderful thing to witness, and he feels lucky to be able to give those enduring benefits to his patients from all over the region. Interested in learning more about him? Just keep reading below.

Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Invisalign reg , Oral Exams and Digital Radiography

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dentistry wasn’t initially in the cards for Dr. Thompson. He actually started out with a dream to become a veterinarian while growing up! However, after spending several semesters shadowing a vet, he realized the profession was not the right fit for him. During his sophomore year of college, he transitioned to pre-med and started shadowing doctors instead – but after finishing college, he was disheartened upon realizing how low the quality of life and sense of professional fulfillments were. He ended up deferring from medical school for a year; during this time, he met his mentor, Dr. Mark Mann, who introduced him to the world of dentistry. A new fire of passion was immediately born – and the rest is history!

Peter L. Thompson, DDS | TMJ Disorders, Full Mouth Rehabilitation and Crowns  amp  Caps

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Thompson completed his dental doctorate at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Since then, he has devoured continuing education at a breakneck pace in order to further expand his clinical skills and offer even more comprehensive care to patients. In the past few decades, he has completed over 2300 hours of advanced training, focusing on subjects like sedation dentistry, dental implants, full mouth rehabilitation, TMJ treatment, sleep disorders, and so much more.

Today, Dr. Thompson has achieved Fellow status with several prestigious institutions, including the Misch International Implant Institute, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a proud graduate of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and Spear Advanced Dental Education. See below for additional memberships.

Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Periodontal Treatment, Dentures and Oral Exams

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Thompson and his family have lived in Portales for nearly 30 years so far. He and his wife Micah have three children named Brock, Riley, and Luke. In his spare time away from the treatment chair, some of his favorite hobbies include piloting, playing golf, being an outdoor enthusiast, skiing, hiking and spending quality time with his family.

Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Crowns  amp  Caps, Veneers and Oral Cancer Screening
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Root Canals and Implant Dentistry
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Oral Cancer Screening, Dental Bridges and Digital Radiography
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Digital Impressions, Oral Exams and ClearCorrect reg
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Fluoride Treatment, Laser Dentistry and Digital Impressions
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | CBCT, ClearCorrect reg  and ZOOM  Whitening
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Crowns  amp  Caps, Veneers and ClearCorrect reg
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Periodontal Treatment, Fluoride Treatment and Sedation Dentistry
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Dental Bridges, TMJ Disorders and Oral Exams
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Dental Cleanings, Inlays  amp  Onlays and Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Sedation Dentistry, TMJ Disorders and CEREC
Peter L. Thompson, DDS | Sedation Dentistry, Invisalign reg  and Dental Fillings