If you have had braces in the past or know someone who has, then you’ll also know there’s a seemingly endless list of foods you can’t eat or drink. Anything sticky, sugary, gummy or hard is on the “don’t eat” list. Everything from chewing gum to carrot sticks may be a no-go with braces.
Dr. Andrew Thompson hails from the UK, and studied first in England and Scotland before completing his training in Canada. Dr. Thompson completed his B.D.S in 1975 at the University of Dundee in Scotland, followed by a D.D.S. from Dalhousie University in 1977. In 1984 he completed his orthodontic training at the University of Toronto. He has providing specialist orthodontic care in a private practice ever since.
Dr. Thompson is well known for his considerable expertise in treating and managing TMJ issues and pain, and is familiar with a range of multidisciplinary therapies to help his patients. Dr. Thompson has been sought out to teach, and has been an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University for over 20 years where he lectures dentistry studies, hygienists and assistants. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons.
In his spare time, Dr. Thomson enjoys continuing his studies, including a diploma in Business from St. Mary’s University, and a Fellowship in American Academy of Head, Neck and Oro-facial Pain (full accreditation) and a Fellowship in American Academy of Oro-Facial Pain (full accreditation).