Tarpon Shores Dental dentists, Dr. R. Scott Thompson, Dr. C. Romesh Weerasooriya, and Dr. Shanaka Weerasooriya, DMD were just awarded “Top Dentist” status on the 2016 Top Dentist list and will be featured in the April Edition of Sarasota Magazine.
The Top Dentist 2016 list recognized Dr. R. Scott Thompson for his commitment to his patients and providing patient-driven oral care plans. He was also honored for his commitment to ongoing education and his early adoption and dedication to using the latest technology to provide top notch dental restoration using the safest and most comfortable methods for his patients.
Dr. Thompson explains, “The single most important part of my approach is to take the time to really find out what my patient wants for themselves. I determine the real presenting condition of their existing oral health and identify long-term goals before any treatment is provided.” Dr. Thompson finds that most patients have never even been asked, “What are your own personal oral health goals?”
The most exciting aspects of Dr. Thompson’s practice revolve around the use of new techniques and equipment. He brought the first ultra low-dose digital X-ray system to Venice in 1995, began using laser therapy in his practice in 2003 and introduced the CEREC single-visit crown system in 2004. This digital system allows the team at Tarpon Shores Dental to greatly simplify the restorative process and eliminate the need for the messy impressions that previously were necessary for crowns to be made. Dr. Thompson says, “As technology continues to evolve, I’m committed to being at the forefront of the wave and finding new techniques and materials to simplify and improve results for my patients. I want them to have the best health possible and teeth that radiate that picture of health!”
About Dr. Thompson
Dr. Thompson has been a Florida resident since the age of 4, growing up in both St. Petersburg and Ft. Myers. Dr. Thompson then attended Emory University School of Dentistry on a Robert Woodruff Graduate Fellowship and graduated as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society in 1988. He first established a private practice in Venice in 1990.
After graduation, Dr. Thompson has continued his education in the areas of restorative care and practice management, and now holds Fellowship status with both the International College of Oral Implantologists and the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Thompson has served for many years as the Ethics Co-Chair for the local affiliate of the American Dental Association. He’s also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry.
For more information or to make an appointment with Tarpon Shores Dental, visit their website at: http://www.tarponshoresdental.com/.
Or, to schedule an appointment for a dental consultation please call: Englewood – (941) 474-9548; Venice – (941) 488-7910; St. Armands – (941) 388-4114.
Tarpon Shores Dental has three locations in St. Armands (Sarasota), Venice and Englewood.
Offices are located at:
Englewood: 1861 Placida Road, Suite 105, Englewood, FL 34223
Venice: 1314 East Venice Avenue, Suite F, Venice, FL 34285
Sarasota: 544 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236