Stevan H. Thompson, DDS
Division Director, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor
Faculty Practice: 252-737-7122
Ledyard E. Ross Hall
Bone tissue scaffolds, regenerative biology in maxillofacial skeletal reconstruction, the diagnosis and surgical management of diseases/disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region. Surgical placement of dental implants, teeth removal, and other dentoalveolar-pre-prosthetic surgical procedures. Fellowship-trained in treating head and neck vascular anomalies/birthmarks.
DDS – Emory University School of Dentistry, 1979
BS – North Carolina State University (Zoology-Magna cum Laude), 1974
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center – Vascular Anomalies of the Head and Neck, 2006-2008
Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2000-2004
Emory University – Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 1979-1981
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Association
American Dental Education Association
International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies
North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Dr. Stevan Thompson retired as a Colonel from the US Army Dental Corps in 2012 to join the faculty at the ECU School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Thompson was born in Charlotte, N.C., and received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from NC State University. After completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1979 and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency at the Emory University School of Dentistry in 1981, he taught Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology with Professor Mervyn Shear at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dr. Thompson entered the US Army in 1985, practicing pathology, teaching, and seeing clinical patients at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA, and at Tripler Army Medical, Hawaii, until 2000. In 2004, Dr. Thompson completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center and remained as staff until 2006.
He was deployed to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan as the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with the Army’s 249th General Hospital in 2005. In 2008, he completed a two-year surgical fellowship with Milton Waner, MD, at the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York in Manhattan. His final military assignments were as the Integrated Chief for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the Bethesda campus. He was stationed in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland, from 2008 to 2012.
During his professional career, Dr. Thompson has authored numerous publications, held many committee and leadership positions, and is a diplomate of both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Among his military honors and awards are the US Army Medical Department’s “A” Proficiency Designator, the Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit. Dr. Thompson and his wife, Madge, live outside Winterville, N.C., on a family farm.