Drs. Tharp & Klaus
Long-lasting professional relationships with our patients are achieved because of our commitment to provide them with only the best in Dental healthcare. We endeavor to meet the needs of all family members, as we also work with each of our patients on an individual basis to determine his or her needs.
On a case-by-case basis, we will find a solution that will suit our patient’s health-related, financial, and social requirements. All of our staff believe in providing a supportive and safe work environment in order to ensure the ongoing success of our patients’ overall health and well-being.
Drs. Tharp and Klaus are supported by staff members who are equally committed to the high level of patient care to which their practice is dedicated. They continually broaden their knowledge and skills in implant, restorative and aesthetic dentistry through completion of advanced courses.
As a team, they strive to make each visit a pleasant experience where your comfort and satisfaction are high priorities.
After graduation from Delta State University, Dr. Greggory Tharp received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1986 from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. He continued his education at the Medical College of Georgia, achieving a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics & Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He began private practice in 1988 while completing extensive training in implant dentistry at the renowned Misch Implant Institute (Pittsburgh), where he was awarded Fellowship status.
Dr. Tharp is recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, as well as a Fellow in both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American College of Prosthodontists. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Mississippi Dental Association as well. Regarded nationwide for his knowledge in the dental profession, Dr. Tharp is a frequent speaker to dentists and the public on issues regarding oral health and aesthetics.
Dr. Tharp is supported by staff members who are equally committed to the high level of patient care to which his practice is dedicated. They continually broaden their knowledge and skills in dental implants, advanced restorative, and aesthetic dentistry through completion of advanced courses. As a team, they strive to make each visit a pleasant experience where your comfort and satisfaction are high priorities.
A Prosthodontist specializes in restoring teeth and creating natural-looking replacement teeth. A Prosthodontist can also achieve an elevated level of results through cosmetic dental enhancements. Their specialized skills are particularly beneficial to those who desire the most natural smile possible as well as those who are missing teeth.
Other areas of emphasis are the proper alignment of teeth and jaws to create a comfortable bite. People who are born with a cleft palate and those who suffer from jaw joint disorders (TMJ Disorder) benefit greatly from the advanced training of a Prosthodontist.
An up and coming Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist, Dr. Keith Klaus is driven by a passion to merge art with science. Dr. Klaus began his journey, graduating with honors from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Biological Engineering. He would go on to sharpen his engineering skills working as a research engineer at the Engineering Research and Development Center, a national laboratory for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In the field of dentistry, Dr. Klaus saw an opportunity to utilize his knowledge and skills in engineering to create beautiful and functional smiles.
Dr. Klaus attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), graduating with honors. Dr. Klaus conducted research in the area of implant osseointegration, studying the properties of anodized titanium. He would go on to present his research at the 49th Annual Dental Students’ Conference on Research, sponsored by the ADA Foundation.
While at UMMC, he also excelled in his clinical training earning the Pierre Fauchard Undergraduate Certificate of Merit, The International Congress of Oral Implantologists’ Predoctoral Student Achievement Award, the American College of Prosthodontics Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Award, and The Academy of Dental Materials Award. A lifelong student, Dr. Klaus has additional training in endodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and implant restoration.
As an Invisalign provider, Dr. Klaus offers an innovative alternative to traditional braces. Dr. Klaus is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, as well as extensive training in implant placement and restoration. Dr. Klaus currently receiving his fellowship status International Congress of Oral Implantologists and The Misch Implant Institute – two prestigious academies for dental implant placement training.
A fellow Mississippian, Dr. Klaus was born and raised in Vicksburg.
He is the proud father of his son, Max. Dr. Klaus has a love for the outdoors and frequently enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and tennis.
Consult with Dr. Tharp & Dr. Klaus whether you need teeth cleaning, oral screening, or restorative dental care in Jackson, MS. You can trust our team to deliver quality dental services that will leave you with a smile on your face. We believe that each and every patient that walks through our door deserves a great smile, and we’ll work with you to find the treatments that fit your needs. During our consultations, you’ll be able to ask your questions one-on-one, get evaluated, and learn more about the ins and outs of your dental treatment.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today; you deserve a beautiful brilliant smile.