Meet Dr. John Thousand, IV

Dr. John Thousand 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. He completed his specialty training in periodontics at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he received a master’s degree in periodontology. He then completed his Followship training in Implantology at the University of Colorado School of dental medicine where he expanded his skill set in complex regenerative and prosthetic implant dentistry.

Dr. Thousand’s research has been, and continues to be, focused on the effects of bone grafting materials and dental implants on ridge preservation/augmentation and sinus floor topography, the effects of implant surface design on inflammation, and the effect of various cementing techniques on implant restorations.

Dr. Thousand is the recipient of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Award, the John F. Prichard Post-Graduate Research Award, and completed American Academy of Periodontology L.E.A.D. Program. He is the author of two books written on the topics of implantology.

Dr. Thousand is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (Board Certified), Associate Dental Surgeon at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgical Dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He continues to lecture locally and nationally on the topics of periodontal plastic surgery, complex bone augmentation, and implantology.

Dr. Thousand’s specialty practice includes the complete spectrum of periodontal therapies, including minimally invasive microsurgical approaches for the treatment of periodontal diseases, dental implants, bone grafting, gingival grafting, full-mouth rehabilitation with implant supported prosthetics, dental laser treatment, periodontal plastic surgery, IV sedation and a ton of cheesy dental humor.

Dr. Thousand and his wife, Jenni, moved to St. Augustine from Denver, CO, where they fell in love with the coastal lifestyle and the rich history of the area. Dr. Thousand’s interests in the outdoors have transferred his daily Colorado activities of rock climbing, hiking and snowboarding to Florida’s wakeboarding and surfing.

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Association of Periodontists
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International Team for Implantology
  • American Dental Association

Options for people with failing teeth

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