Creating a health-based practice centered around individualized care
with minimally invasive dentistry for every stage of life.
Dr. Robert H. Thornton, DMD
My name is Dr. Robert H. Thornton, and I have been practicing dentistry since 2000. I have studied extensively at the finest post-graduate programs in the world including OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry in Oregon, The Texas Center for Occlusal Studies and Minimally Invasive Dentistry, and The Schuster Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have learned many wonderful things from all of these teaching institutions, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to have studied with them. Before all of this post-graduate education, I felt something was missing in what I could offer my patients. It seemed that so many of my patients were suffering from one or more of the symptoms mentioned at the beginning of this letter. All of my solutions seemed to be just ‘band-aids’. I found myself, as I had been taught, just treating symptoms and not the real cause of the symptoms. My quest for knowledge and true answers finally led me to seek out and find Orognathic Bioesthetics International where I was taught a philosophy of oral health care called Bioesthetic Dentistry. Finally, and for the first time in my professional career, I found a philosophy of dental health care that was based upon the study of extremely healthy mouths and chewing systems rather than the identification and spot treatment of pathology. I started listening, studying, and learning. Finally, I was convinced that this was the answer for which I had been searching. In 2008, I embarked upon a four-year journey to complete all four levels of the Bioesthetic curriculum. I have been practicing Bioesthetic Dentistry ever since, and my patients now enjoy the benefits of a comfortable, healthy chewing system. Their headaches, muscle pain, tension, and soreness have been eliminated. Their teeth no longer wear and their jaw joints are healthy and stable. As many of my patients state – “Bioesthetic Dentistry gave me my life back!” This is powerful and it is the reason that I became a Bioesthetic Dentist-to make a significant difference in the lives of my patients.
OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY CARE
Dr. Thornton is the only dentist in Northern Mississippi to have the state of the art CBCT Imaging machine The Planmeca Viso™ G5. This machine provides exceptional image quality and cutting-edge features for the Dentist who is at the forefront of technology that provides an average reduction in radiation dose of 77% with no reduction in image quality.