Doug Thompson DDS, FAAMM, ABAAHP
Dr. Thompson began his dental career at age 18, working as an in-house laboratory technician. Over the next 10 years, he worked and studied full time and graduated from University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1996. He then completed a one-year, hospital-based VA residency program in general dentistry. In 1997, Dr. Thompson bought an established private practice in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and continues to practice there today under the practice name Integrative Oral Medicine.
Dr. Thompson has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA, directed by Dr. John Kois. In 2005, Dr. Thompson became a mentor to students, and in 2008, he earned the distinction of clinical instructor. By 2010, he was chairman of the membership committee and in 2011, was accepted, as one of four, to the Kois Center Advisory Board. In 2014, he accepted an offer to chair the advisory board until July of 2016. Additionally, in 2015, he was offered and accepted a part time faculty position in a teaching role about periodontal medicine. In 2016, he added the wellness dentistry topic to his teaching role at the Kois Center and maintains his own four-day course on wellness dentistry. In 2017, he accepted a position as the chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee to the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health and served until 2023. In 2019, he developed an additional two-day course at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA, titled Precision Periodontal Medicine and the Hygienist: A Critical Role for Maximum Health. Dr. Thompson has been sought after to consult with many companies developing salivary diagnostic tests and continues to be asked to serve on committees or boards with the mission to integrate collaboration between dentistry and medicine.
Dr. Thompson believes in an interdisciplinary treatment model that coordinates dental care with other medical practitioners for total body health care for his patients. He employs advanced DNA bacterial testing methods and other leading-edge dental science to enable early risk assessment and personalized treatment planning.
Dr. Thompson’s professional publications include a June 2010 article in Dentistry Today titled “Salivary testing for periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment” and a December 2012 article in Inside Dentistry titled “Verifiable outcomes using salivary diagnostics in periodontal medicine: test and retest for clinical success.” He also authored chapter 28, “Periodontal disease, inflammation and cardiovascular disease,” in Personalized and Precision Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine, a 2019 cardiovascular textbook edited by Dr. Mark Houston. In 2022, he authored chapter 14, “Dental disease, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, nutrition and nutritional supplements,” in the second edition of the book Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine, edited by the late Stephen Sinatra and Mark Houston. In 2023, Dr. Thompson will contribute an article titled “Dentistry’s role in integrative oral medicine: optimizing health outcomes” in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, edited by guest editor Dr. John Kois. Dr. Thompson has also completed numerous webinars about the collaboration between dentistry and medicine.
In 2015, Dr. Thompson founded the Wellness Dentistry Network, an internet-based community of dentists with a keen awareness of how oral conditions affect whole body health. He also assists dentists and their teams with implementation strategies designed to put knowledge to work in their daily practices. Building a knowledge base of how to integrate oral health issues with medical health issues continues to evolve. Getting started, keeping current, and growing is the challenge in this exploding area. To confront this challenge is the mission of the Wellness Dentistry Network, and it now has a global presence.
In addition to his dental training, in 2019, he completed requirements for Health Practitioners Diplomate status in the Clinical Science of Anti-Aging through the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP). He also completed requirements for Fellowship status in Anti-Aging Metabolic Medicine (FAAMM) through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Additionally, he is contributing faculty at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and presents a program to physicians titled Periodontal Disease and the Heart: A Collaborative Opportunity in their fellowship module XVI-D titled Metabolic Cardiovascular Medicine.
Among other topics, he coaches risk assessment treatment planning, digital photography, and systems to transform traditional hygiene services into value-added experiences of preventive, personalized periodontal medicine.
Dr. Thompson can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org, through the Wellness Dentistry Network at www.wellnessdentistrynetwork.com, or directly at 248.224.4888 by telephone.