Dr. Thames is experienced in Dental implant placements as well as smile-makeovers and complex restorative cases.
Dr. Walter D. Thames was born and raised in Abilene, Texas.
He started dental school in 2006. It was also at this time He decided to join the United States Navy to serve our great country. He graduated with honors from The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston in 2010. In a rare occurrence, during his third year, he was accepted directly into the highly rated and extremely demanding prosthodontics residency program at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD. He graduated in 2013 with a Certificate in Prosthodontics.
After graduating, Dr. Thames served as Department Head of Prosthodontics, as well as Specialty Command Consultant and Command Lab Consultant while serving the great sailors, marines, and their families stationed on Okinawa, Japan for three years until being assigned to Sewell’s Point Dental Clinic at Naval Station Norfolk in 2016.
Dr. Thames loves his profession and cannot wait to see the incredible opportunities that will be available in the civilian sector. “It doesn’t matter if serving on active duty or not, whenever you deliver dental restorations that change a person’s life, it touches you. It makes all of the hard work worth it. All patients require respect and special attention but unfortunately not all patients receive them.”Dr. Thames continues, “I will strive to deliver the absolute best possible care because everyone deserves that.”
Lastly, Dr. Thames is an amateur artist who might display some of his special creations around the clinics. He also enjoys cheering his daughter in swimming competitions, his oldest son in basketball and baseball games, and his youngest son in swimming and soccer. He, and his whole family, are also avid Spurs and Dallas Cowboys fans!