Meet Dr. Joann Moore Thompson

It excites me to know that I can change a person's life through dentistry. I love it when patients say they want “A Brighter Smile.”

Dentistry allows me to help my patients tell the story of their lives with their smiles. Every patient is different. Some have been my patients for over 20 years, and we have grown together! Some are new to the practice, and we are just getting to know each other. Regardless of how long I’ve known a patient, I treat each one with the compassion and gentleness I would give to my family.

I chose oral healthcare because teeth have always fascinated me. The dentist I visited as a child always made me feel comfortable and secure, which sparked my interest. I hope to give my patients the same experience that makes them feel like they’re coming home.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Bennett College in Greensboro, NC, 1990
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Howard University, 1995

Lifelong learning is an important aspect of patient care. I feel it is my duty to my patients to keep up with technology and various treatment options. I participate in various study clubs affiliated with the State of SC Dental Association and the Medical College of Georgia. We can always learn something more to create positive experiences for our patients.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • SC Dental Association
  • Palmetto Medical Dental Pharmaceutical Association
  • National Dental Association
  • American Dental Academy of General Dentistry

Outside the Office

I grew up in Nansemond County in Suffolk, Virginia, but have called Columbia, South Carolina home since 1991. My husband Willie and I have been married for more than 20 years, and together, we have a blended family of five children and nine grandchildren.

In addition to spending time with my family and traveling, I am involved with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., First Nazareth Baptist Church, Jack and Jill of America, The Links Incorporated, and The Moles Incorporated.

“... and make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, (12) so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” 1 Thessalonians 4: 11-12

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