About Us

About Dr. Lawrence D. Thompson

After graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry and passing the licensing exams of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, Dr. Lawrence D. Thompson moved to Coleman, TX in 1979 with his wife, Patricia, where he began his dental career as an associate of Dr. A.O. Brink.

He acquired the practice of Dr. Brink in 1981 and has practiced at this same location since then. He and Patricia have three children who have all graduated from college and are pursuing their own careers.


Dr. Thompson has been a member of the 17th District Dental Society (Abilene, TX), the Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Association for over 42 years. He has been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry for over 36 years.

He was president of the 17th District Dental Society from 1990-1991. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry he achieved his Fellowship in 1992 and became a Master in 2009.

Becoming an AGD Master requires passing a rigorous all-day exam at the Fellowship level and completing over 1,100 hours of continuing education in all the various disciplines of dentistry. There are only about 3,650 active AGD Masters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

We're Proud to be Involved with Our Coleman, TX Community

Active in the community, Dr. Thompson is a member of the Coleman Development Corporation, a member of the Coleman Kiwanis Club, and an active deacon at his church. If you are seeking compassionate dental care in the Coleman, Ballinger, or Brownwood, TX area, Dr. Thompson is here for you. Providing a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures including root canals, dental implants, dentures, and more, give us a call today to learn more about what our dentist can do for you!


“We were treated very well, as always! Dr. Thompson is very professional and knowledgeable. The office staff is pleasant and the office is very clean.”



“I am the worst person for going to a dentist. I am afraid of shots to the drilling part. Dr. Thompson and his staff are wonderful. I went in with a broken tooth and ended up with a root canal. They were not expecting to have to do that much with my tooth but when they saw how bad it was they just did what I needed to save the tooth. They are very caring, easy on a scared person and always trying to make you comfortable and take that scared part away. I trust this office with my whole dental health. They are the best I have every used. Thank you so much for that tender touch!! I will always recommend this office to anyone I know!!” 



“We always receive wonderful service! The staff is friendly and attentive. It is also nice that when minor problems are discovered, if schedules permit, Dr. Thompson will go ahead and perform the work saving us extra visits. We really appreciate that!”



“I've always had a fear of dentists until Dr. Thompson! Love him, his staff and the work he does!! Most caring, helpful team you'll find!!”



“Everything about my service was clean and professional. I went in and fully explained my situation and was given options while looking at my own X-rays. An appointment was set up for the next day, though that may not always be an option. I had three caring people devoting their attention to me. They were truly concerned with my health, comfort, and results. The work was meticulously done to insure it was done right, and I was encouraged to call back if I had any questions or concerns. If you want to feel like you are important and someone cares about your ongoing dental health, this is the place to be. This is my new full-time dentist. Thanks!” 



“Another good visit yesterday, teeth are clean and, as always, the staff was professional and very friendly. The more extensive work I have had done in the past was very well done, no problems afterwards and I was encouraged to call the dentist at the sign of any problems, day or night. My husband and I have been going to this office for a long time and have never had a complaint.” 



“Very pleased with the whole experience. I don't like going to the dentist but I have found a good one here... Thanks to the staff at Coleman dental.” 



“One of the best experiences I have had with a dentist office. The staff and Dr. Thompson were very friendly, professional, and helped me make the right choice. Thank you.”



“So very grateful for the attention I was given for the emergency situation that I had. The staff and Dr. Thompson was very helpful in explaining my options and solved my problem very quickly. Dr. Thompson ask me to keep him posted on my progress and the problem I had with not being able to open my mouth one week after the extraction. I visited a dentist in Las Vegas New Mexico on 5/23 and she said the socket was almost closed, no sign of infection and for some unknown reason the muscles had tighten up. But as of the writing of this letter, I am much better and able to open my mouth much better. Believe this old man will be A OK. Many thanks to you.”