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 in Augusta and achieved a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He began private practice in 1988 while completing extensive training in implant dentistry at the renowned Misch Implant Institute (Pittsburgh), where he earned Fellowship status.
Dr. Tharp has attained the unique achievement of being double board certified with the American Board of Prosthodontics and with the American Board of Oral Implantology. He is also a Fellow in both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American College of Prosthodontists. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Mississippi Dental Association as well. He enjoyed teaching at UMMC School of Dentistry for 28 years as an Associate Professor in the Restorative Department. He continues his love of teaching by speaking to various dental organizations and by having students (former and current) come by and shadow him.
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.
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