Meet Dr. Thousand

Born overseas, Dr. Thousand has always been an avid traveler, but has called Colorado home since 1997. He attended undergrad at the University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated with a degree in Integrative Physiology in 2010. While attending undergrad his love for health and sciences fully developed. After his graduation, he spent a year studying the molecular concentrations of powder on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains while assisting in dentistry to fund his outdoor science project. Dan’s family has long been involved in healthcare, so at an early age he knew that he wanted to serve in the healthcare field. His father has been a general dentist for thirty-five years and has served the greater Denver area for over twenty. Additionally, both his uncle and brother are practicing periodontists in St. Augustine, Florida. Dan graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2015. After graduation, he continued his education for an additional three years at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine to receive his post-doctoral certification in advanced periodontal, implant and surgical dentistry.

Besides dentistry, although it is often part of his trips, Dan enjoys enriching himself in cultural diversity. He has been to six of the seven continents and has visited over twenty-five different countries, but his favorite travel experiences usually involve rock climbing. His most recent trip took him to Southeast Asia where he traveled to Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore for climbing, surfing and scuba diving. In his free time Dan enjoys skydiving, paragliding, rock climbing, paddle boarding and recently he has picked up mountain biking. He also enjoys skiing and snowboarding in the winter as well as camping and fishing in the summer, making Colorado an ideal place for him to reside. He is passionate about providing the best patient care possible and is excited to begin his new career serving doctors and their patients as a periodontist in the Denver area. Dan would love the opportunity to meet you and discuss how he can serve you and your periodontal needs.



Educational Background:

University of Colorado at Boulder

- Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

(Majors in Integrative Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology)

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

- Doctor or Dental Surgery

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

- Masters of Science in Dentistry

- Certificate in Surgical Implantology and Periodontics


American Academy of Periodontology


American Dental Association

Colorado Dental Association

Academy of Osseointegration 


Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists

Rocky Mountain Dental Society  

Colorado Prosthodontic Society

Southwest Society of Periodontics

North American Society of Periodontics