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Welcome Tupelo Dental Patients!

We are so excited to get to know you and learn more about your oral health needs. No matter your reasons for seeking dental care – whether it’s cosmetic dentistry, teeth cleaning, jaw pain, sleep apnea, or something else – we’re honored to have you consider us as your new dental team. We love and respect our patients and are looking forward to providing you with a lifetime of positive dental experiences.

Dr. Thornton has been practicing Dentistry since 2000 and is the only Bioesthetic Dentist in North Mississippi. Working alongside our exceptional staff in our state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Thornton has helped numerous patients improve their dental health and quality of life. In addition to routine exams and cleanings, we also treat critical concerns like dental decay, teeth grinding, jaw pain, TMJ, Sleep Breathing Disorders, Tongue/Lip Tie, Airway Health issues, and Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. We’re committed to helping you find what works best for you in terms of your comfort, confidence, and lifestyle.

Expert Dentistry with a Personal Touch

As Tupelo’s trusted dental team, we take our role very seriously. From the minute you step foot in the door, our goal is to provide you with attentive, individualized care in a calm, professional environment. We’ll work hard to understand your goals and create a plan that’s worthy of your confidence and trust. We treat patients of all ages including children, adults, and seniors, and provide an extensive range of holistic, minimally invasive dental services.

Each person has specific needs, and thus, we provide a high level of personalized dentistry. Our patient services are specifically tailored to an individualized, long-term plan created to improve your quality of life. This approach inspires us to continually educate our patients toward meeting their goals for their chosen level of health, comfort, and beauty.

Our Commitment to Quality Care

We take great pride in being a health-centered, patient-focused practice. We are constantly amazed by our patients’ kindness. In exchange for our patients’ trust and respect, we strive to provide them with the highest level of care. You can always count on us to put your health first.


Our focus is on providing holistic patient care, emphasizing preventative strategies, and utilizing state-of-the-art technology. We provide comprehensive, minimally invasive treatments, and focus on treating the whole patient, not just the symptoms. We strive to maintain a nurturing environment that supports each individual’s overall well-being, aligning dental health with general health for optimal results. Our dental treatments are all-natural, non-invasive, and non-pharmaceuticals. These personalized treatments are designed to enhance your quality of life.

Welcoming Environment

We’re committed to providing you with exceptional care in a professional, welcoming environment. When you walk in the door for your visit, you’ll be greeted by our friendly and efficient staff who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We genuinely care about your health, happiness, and safety and strive to uphold the highest standards for cleanliness and sanitation. We are committed to ensuring that each patient’s experience is not only effective but also positive and enjoyable.

Planmeca Viso™ G5

Dental Technology

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.

Clinical Excellence

Your commitment to your health inspires us to continue learning and growing as professionals. Our staff participates in routine training and continuing education to ensure that our practice is current with all the latest industry advancements and procedures. We utilize data-proven, clinical methods that are backed by credible research and grounded in scientific innovation.

Preparing for Your First Visit

We’re always excited to see new faces! As part of our commitment to holistic wellness and professional excellence, we provide every new patient with a comprehensive consultation and dental health exam. If you’re visiting us for the first time, please arrive at your appointment a few minutes early so we can take care of any paperwork that may need to be completed. We accept a variety of payment options and are always happy to address your administrative concerns. We’ll also work with you to schedule any follow-up or routine visits that Dr. Thornton may recommend as part of your customized treatment plan.

The Master Plan

Excellence in dentistry begins with a thorough evaluation and diagnosis and a MASTER PLAN. Every patient will receive a comprehensive examination of gums, teeth, bite, joints, muscles, and soft tissues. Dr. Thornton uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including a Computerized Dental Fitness Program (developed by his mentor, Dr. Michael Schuster, founder of the Schuster Center Business School for Dentists), intraoral videography, digital x-rays (with 1/8’s normal radiation), jaw simulators, and study casts of your own mouth. This is a process of discovering your RISK ASSESSMENT of gum disease, tooth decay, TMJ or jaw joint, and tooth wear. We believe the comprehensive “guided tour” of your mouth and diagnosis is the cornerstone of disease prevention and long-term health. The uniqueness of our practice is that we approach the care of the mouth from a systems point of view, not on simply a tooth-by-tooth basis.

Mercury-Safe Dentistry

We are a dedicated mercury-free dental office offering mercury-safe removal services. That means that we do not place any mercury fillings and are certified to safely remove mercury fillings, utilizing a specific protocol, for patients throughout Tupelo and the North Mississippi area.

Experience Exceptional Dentistry in Tupelo, MS

Discover the difference that exceptional dentistry can make in your health and quality of life. Contact the dental practice of Dr. Robert H. Thornton, DMD today! We’re always accepting new patients and are eager to learn more about your dental health goals. Contact us to schedule an appointment, we look forward to meeting you.

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