Shannon Thompson Dentist 2

Dr. Shannon Thompson


Howard College of Dentistry

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

I loved going to the dentist. I had such a great experience during my first visit that I became obsessed with the field shortly after. The dentist became my favorite place to go.

What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?

I spent majority of my life dancing. I attended a school of the arts for high school where I majored in dance. I particularly love ballet and still take classes from time to time.

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?

I enjoy going for hikes at Great Falls, VA and getting massages.

__What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth? __

The calcified jewels we call teeth. I enjoy seeing the different variations and morphologies of teeth in every patient. Each mouth is unique.

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing?

Probably creating skin care products and candles. I love to create and have a mild obsession with health and beauty products.

What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?

Bunny rabbits. They just have a special place in my heart. I used to have 2 of them as pets.