Welcome to the Nashville dental practice of David Dickerson, DDS and Derek Thompson, DMD. Dr. Dickerson opened the practice in 1991 with the mission of providing the absolute best dental care possible, honoring the individual needs and desires of every patient.
Dr. Thompson joined the practice in 2020, wanting to carry on that mission for many years to come. Working together, along with our exceptional team, we strive to deliver high-quality dental care and service to help you achieve your immediate and long-term oral health goals.
DAVID DICKERSON, DDS
Dr. Dickerson has worked in the field of dentistry for more than three decades. He loves working as a dentist because he has the opportunity to partner with patients to transform their oral and overall health. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tennessee Technical University and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee.
Dedicated to lifelong learning as an active member of the dental community, Dr. Dickerson maintains memberships in a number of professional dentistry organizations, including the American Dental Association and the State of Tennessee Dental Association.
Dr. Dickerson is a Nashville native, and he and his family enjoy living and working in his hometown community. He is happily married to his wife Julie, and they have five wonderful children, Wes, Matt, Oliver, Katie, and Sadie, and a family dog, Bruno. Outside the office, Dr. Dickerson is active with his church, and he enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family.
DEREK THOMPSON, DMD
Dr. Thompson has been a practicing dentist since 2010. He has spent the majority of his career working as an associate in both Mt. Juliet and Hendersonville, but he always had the desire to have a practice to call home. As fate would have it, he met Dr. Dickerson while walking their dogs back in 2017, and they stayed in touch ever since. Fast forward a few years, and as of 2020, Dr. Thompson is happy to call 21st Century Dentistry in Nashville his dental home.
He is originally from Mayfield, Kentucky, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Murray State University. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2010. He has a passion for lifelong learning and has completed numerous hours of continuing education in areas such as endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and IV sedation to name a few. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Dental Implant Association.
Outside of the office, Dr. Thompson enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also likes to travel, exercise, listen to music, and anything to do with classic cars.