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About Impact Dental Solutions

Impact Dental Solutions is a team of professionals dedicated to assist others with the implementation of modern concepts taught in dentistry. This team is currently lead by Dr. Doug Thompson. His team is made up of hygienists, assistants, and administrative support personnel.

Most of the concepts currently taught revolve around incorporating risk assessment strategies which leads to risk reduction, or risk maintenance treatment modalities in private practice. Full implementation requires awareness, knowledge, communication, and a system to put the knowledge to work. To increase awareness Dr. Thompson has various lectures lasting from 30 minutes to 4 hours on most subjects. Some lectures could last an entire day.

One of the unique features of Dr. Thompson’s teaching is the concept of “teams training teams.” It is thought that a peer training peers enhances the effectiveness of the training. Through this concept of equality, it is thought that better relationships, high trust and increased networking will develop. Through better relationships learning is enhanced.

Because implementation of any practice protocol is a process and not an event, post course communication is essential for success. It is also critical to measure the implementation process. Good relationships enhance post course communication and good communication is essential. Impact Dental Solutions offers various post course support options to ensure implementation of the protocols taught.

Once monthly, Dr. Thompson will host one day implementation workshops for dentists and their entire teams. His main area of focus is currently personalized periodontal medicine utilizing salivary diagnostics (see course descriptions). These workshops are taught at a local facility and offices attend with their entire teams.

In addition to awareness lectures and one day workshops, Dr. Thompson also offers consultative services. He can be contracted to travel with his team or part of his team and offers onsite training. On- site training is set up case-by-case basis. If you want a personalized learning experience in your own environment contact us for details and fees.


Doug Thompson D.D.S

About the Founder: Doug Thompson D.D.S.


Dr. Thompson began his dental career at age 18, working as an in-house laboratory technician. Over the next ten years, he worked and studied full time and graduated from University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1996. He then completed a one-year hospital-based V. A. Residency Program in General Dentistry. In 1997, Dr. Thompson bought an established private practice in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and practices there today.

Dr. Thompson has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education and has studied extensively at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington led by Dr. John Kois.
In 2005 Dr. Thompson became a Mentor to students, and in 2008 he earned the distinction of Clinical Instructor.

Dr. Thompson believes in an interdisciplinary treatment model that coordinates dental care with other medical practitioners for total health care for his patients. He employs advanced DNA bacterial testing methods and other leading-edge dental science to enable early risk assessment and personalized treatment planning. Also, he currently leads an interdisciplinary study club attended by more than 50 dentists, which has representation from all dental specialties and is focused on comprehensive treatment planning.

Dr. Thompson is the founder of Impact Dental Solutions, a company focused on assisting dentists with implementation strategies to put knowledge to work in their daily practices. Among other topics, he coaches risk assessment treatment planning, digital photography, and systems to transform traditional hygiene services into value added experiences of personalized periodontal medicine.

Dr. John Derango About John Derango, D.D.S.


Dr. John Derango is a 1978 graduate of the University of Illinois Dental School. He is a member of the Chicago and Illinois Valley Dental Societies.  He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and attained Fellowship Status to the AGD in 1984.  Dr. Derango is a founding member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He received his AACD accreditation in 1986 and earned Fellowship Status in 1992. He currently serves as the president of the Chicago Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

 Dr. Derango is a clinical instructor at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington under the direction of Dr. John Kois.   Derango has lectured at the International meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, for Seattle Study Clubs, and state and local dental societies. He lectured at the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and was named 2008 clinician of the year  Dr. Derango has written articles on cosmetic dentistry and clinical techniques for several journals. He recently completed the Misch Implant Surgical Continuum and attained Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists  He founded the Will Rodgers Study Club dedicated to enhancing interdisciplinary dentistry: the team approach to treating complex dental problems involving all disciplines of dentistry. Dr Derango also teaches hands-on direct bonding courses with Dr. Bob Margeas in Des Moines, Iowa and at the Kois Center.  Dr Derango maintains a full-time general dentistry practice in LaSalle Illinois.