Our mission is to use our expertise with compassion and integrity for the improvement of our patients’ oral health and the creation of beautiful, healthy smiles. We aim to provide excellent treatment and remarkable customer service, which consistently exceed both our patients’ and referring doctors’ expectations.
Meet the Perio Nerd
Dr. John Thousand IV received his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder before attending the Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Dental Medicine for his graduate dental degree. As a student at the School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Thousand accelerated in surgical aspects of dentistry with a concentration in implantology. By his senior year he was awarded the 2012 Student Research Grant from the Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation, which he used to study the effects of inflammation around implants.
Dr. Thousand completed his specialty training in Periodontics at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he received a Master’s Degree in Periodontology. As a resident he conducted research studying the effects of bone grafting materials on the sinus floor topography as well as the effect of various cementing techniques on residual cement around implant restorations.
Tooth loss in America is very common—over 35 million Americans are edentulous, having lost all their teeth, while over 178 million are missing at least one tooth. Tooth loss causes severe oral concerns if not addressed. Without replacing missing teeth you may experience bone loss in your jaw, or a changing facial appearance.
Are you afraid of visiting the dentist or get anxious when thinking of dental procedures? You’re not alone. Around 40 million other Americans also experience dental anxiety and fear. Dr. John Thousand is here to help change your view on dentistry and likely change your life in the process.
If you have noticed a change in your smile or your teeth appear longer than they used to, you may be experiencing effects of gum recession. Gum recession can be embarrassing but can also put your oral health at risk. When the gum tissue recedes, tooth roots are left exposed leaving them more susceptible to disease.