Meet Dr. Joann Thompson

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 that I would give to my own family.

Education and Continuing Education

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

There is always something more we can learn to create positive experiences for our patients. By attending local continuing education classes and national meetings, I am able to stay at the forefront of treatment options, techniques, and technology, all for the betterment of my patients’ health.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • Dental Divas

Outside the Office

I am a country girl at heart, growing up in a small community in Suffolk, VA. I moved to Columbia, SC 20 years ago, and have loved being a part of this area.

My husband Willie is retired from the USAF. We have a wonderful 13-year-old daughter named Jolie. She is a competitive gymnast, so we travel a lot. I don’t mind though; it gives me a lot of time to spend with her and Willie, and allows us to travel all over the country. It’s great when her competitions take us near a beach—I could sit near the water all day!

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

“And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11