John W. Thousand, IV, DDS, MS

Dr. John Thousand IV received his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder before attending the Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Dental Medicine for his graduate dental degree.  As a student at the School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Thousand accelerated in surgical aspects of dentistry with a concentration in implantology.  By his senior year he was awarded the 2012 Student Research Grant from the Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation, which he used to study the effects of inflammation around implants.

Dr. Thousand completed his specialty training in Periodontics at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he received a Master’s Degree in Periodontology.  As a resident he conducted research studying the effects of bone grafting materials on the sinus floor topography as well as the effect of various cementing techniques on residual cement around implant restorations.

After successful completion of his Masters residency, Dr. Thousand was accepted into the 1-year Implantology Fellowship program. As a fellow he persued additional research in bone grafting techniques and expanded his skill set in complex regenerative and prosthetic implant dentistry.  Dr. Thousand has lectured internationally on the topics of periodontal plastic surgery and implant dentistry with an emphasis on final esthetic outcomes.

Dr. Thousand’s specialty practice includes the complete spectrum of periodontal therapies including: dental implants, advanced bone grafting techniques, full mouth rehabilitation, dental laser treatment, periodontal plastic surgery, Botox, dermal fillers, and IV sedation.

Dr. Thousand and his wife Jenni recently moved to St. Augustine from Denver, CO, where they quickly fell in love with the coastal lifestyle and the rich history of the area.  Dr. Thousand’s interests in the outdoors have transferred his daily Colorado activities of rock climbing, hiking and snowboarding to Florida’s wakeboarding, kite boarding, and surfing.