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Turlock Family Dentists: Christopher and Anne Thompson, DDS

Turlock family dentists, Christopher and Anne Thompson, DDS, believe the best dental care begins with treating patients like family. Teeth are attached to people, and people are what we treat.

Since 2001, we have built a family dental practice you can trust. In addition to both being award-winning graduates of the prestigious University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, we spend many more hours than what is required completing continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and procedures. 

Dentist for Kids in Turlock - Are Your Kids Building Dental Phobias or Good Oral Habits?

If you’re trying to find a children’s dentist in Turlock, it’s important to know that most children’s oral habits and dental phobias are typically formed at an early age. We practice children’s dentistry with a gentle hand to help build good oral habits—not dental phobias. Our staff has decades of combined experience providing children's dentistry, and we communicate in a language your kids will connect with and understand.

Our Family Dentists Practice Co-Diagnosis

We make it a priority to keep our Turlock family dental practice equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology. Doing so allows us to not only provide the best services for our patients, but it also allows patients to participate in their own diagnosis.

We are equipped with modern digital Xray equipment. Dental X-rays have always been safe because of the type of radiation used and the low amount of radiation to which patients are exposed. However, digital X-rays:

• Expose patients to 80-90% less radiation than traditional X-rays
• Are more environmentally friendly than traditional X-rays
• Don’t use film or harsh chemicals to process images
• Can be magnified to show patients exactly what the dentist is seeing
• Can be shared easily with other specialists if the treatment requires it
• Let’s you feel more comfortable with treatment recommendations

For a thorough co-diagnosis, we also use a digital intraoral camera. Images from the intraoral camera can be magnified to enhance small details. Similar to a digital X-ray, intraoral cameras can also send a live image of what the family dentist is seeing to a large monitor. Patients can examine the problem areas that Drs. Thompson and Thompson discover.

Does Your Family Dentist Practice Conservative Treatment Planning?

We see poor dental work performed by high-volume dental practices almost every day. We’ve also seen a lot of bad dentistry that wasn’t necessary to begin with. Many practices out there today are high-volume, low quality practices really only interested in selling more services to make money. We take pride in being vastly different.

We aren’t trying to sell dental services you don’t need, and we won’t recommend services that aren’t necessary. We are deliberately conservative in our treatment planning. At Christopher and Anne Thompson, DDS, rest assured that you’re getting the quality family dental care that you and your family deserve. 

Bringing Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® to Turlock

We are your certified Invisalign and Invisalign Teen provider in Turlock. If you or a member of your family has ever wished for a straighter smile, Invisalign may be for you. Invisalign Teen can be a great preventative orthodontic solution for your teen that can save you thousands down the road. Give your teen the confidence to keep showing off his or her smile!

A Family Dental Practice You Can Trust

Our patients are usually surprised that the first part of their appointment is not spent talking about their teeth. We distinguish ourselves from high-volume dental practices by creating relationships with our patients. You’re not a chart number; you’re a member of our family.

We dislike wasting time in waiting rooms and don’t want you to waste your time in ours. We never double-book appointments. 

Additionally, we work with your dental insurance providers to get a comprehensive view of your dental insurance benefits. Rather than hit you with surprises, we’ll provide a breakdown of your dental insurance coverage so you can feel comfortable proceeding with our services. We accept most dental insurance providers including, but not limited to:

• Guardian
• Ameritas
• Principal
• Delta Dental
• Stanislaus Foundation
• Cigna
• MetLife
• Anthem BlueCross

If you have questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our Turlock family dentist today.

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