Dr. Jeffrey J. Thompson


Jeffrey J. Thompson, D.D.S., M.S., is a board-certified orthodontist in Leawood, Kansas, who specializes in orthodontics for all ages – children, teens and adults.

Dr. Jeff’s passion for helping patients stemmed from a 60+ year family legacy of orthodontic excellence. He began his work as an orthodontist in 1991 when he joined his father, DJ Thompson, D.D.S., at Thompson Orthodontics, a practice established by his uncle in Kansas City in 1947.

In 2008, Dr. Jeff founded Jeff Thompson Orthodontics in Leawood, Kansas. Jeff Thompson Orthodontics was founded on the principles of providing premier orthodontic services to the Leawood area.

Dr. Jeff is an associate professor in the UMKC Orthodontic Department and has served on numerous boards devoted to advances in orthodontic care. He is also a clinical advisor to companies pursuing the development of new orthodontic products.

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Dr. Jeff graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Dental School and earned his master’s degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

To achieve certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction earned by only 20% of orthodontists, he pursued advanced studies upon graduating from dental school and completing his orthodontic residency.


Why Dr. Jeff loves being an orthodontist

“It’s really a lot of fun and I can’t imagine doing anything else.”