Dental Specialists of North Florida

Excellent and Compassionate Dental Care

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Mission Statement

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 patient’s and referring doctor’s 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.

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