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John Thompson

Mr John Thompson

Associate Dentist

BDS (Queens, Belfast 2005)


GDC 86035


“I enjoy the many aspects of dentisty especially the technical challlenges and embracing the new technologies as they develop. But I also take pride in not just treating teeth over the last decade but also getting to know my patients too and realising that treating teeth is just a small part of being a dentist.”


Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland


John Thompson graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2005 before moving over to Scotland. He completed his Vocational Training at Duns Dental Practice in the Scottish Borders. After 5 years in the Borders, John took the opportunity to move to Australia where he lived and worked in private practice in Melbourne as well as furthering his travels.

John has completed his MJDF from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and the Advanced Restorative Course Scotland. He has also undertaken numerous further courses in endodontic and restorative dentistry. John’s focus has been on minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry.


After returning from Australia, John moved to Edinburgh and now splits his clinical time between Edinburgh and the Gentle Touch. John has been with the Gentle Touch since 2012 and thoroughly enjoys working here.

Special interests

John’s aim is to provide the highest standard of care to his patients in the most relaxed, friendly environment possible. To do this, he aims to achieve an aesthetic and long-lasting result with the least intervention possible. John involves his patients fully in all aspects of their treatment.

  • Minimally invasive restorative dentistry, for example, Onlays (conserving/ protecting tooth structure which minimizes the need for treatment in the future). improving old and failing existing fillings & crowns
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Smile Design – restoring smiles
  • Restoring implants
  • Treating worn dentitions

After hours

John lives in Edinburgh with his wife and young family. He is a keen tennis player, cricketer, and golfer – all with varying degrees of success!


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