Dr. Geoffrey A. Thompson earned B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida and attended Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he has earned a certificate in prosthodontics from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a M.S. degree in Dental Materials from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Thompson joined the faculty at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2010, after serving 27 years in the U.S. Army. His last position was with the U.S. Army Dental and Trauma Research Detachment, Great Lakes, Illinois where he served as Chief, Dental Biomaterials Branch and then Commander. His research focused on the challenge of preventing ballistic injuries to the eyes, face and neck regions of combat Soldiers.
Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Dental Association, and Fellow of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Academy of Prosthodontics, and the American College of Prosthodontists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. Currently, Dr. Thompson is the Program Director for Graduate Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Thompson is active with research, with over 30 peer-reviewed publications in print. He has a special interest in creating smiles, prosthodontist-driven implant placement, mechanical testing of materials and educating and training residents for board certification.
When he is not working, he enjoys the outdoors, gardening and spending time with his family. He lives in Libertyville, Illinois with his wife, Haydee and their two children, Cassie and Ian.