Originally from Nacogdoches, Dr. Thompson studied at Stephen F. Austin University to receive his B.A. and M.A. in Microbiology. He then graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at San Antonio and began practicing in 1981. Dr. Thompson is involved in many community activities as well as the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and Texas Dental Association. He has also received his Mastership in The Academy of General Dentistry.