Welcome to 21st Century Dentistry, the Nashville dental practice of Dr. Derek Thompson. The practice was founded in 1991 by Dr. David Dickerson 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 alongside an exceptional team, we strive to deliver high-quality dental care and service to help you achieve your immediate and long-term oral health goals.
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.