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General Dental Practice In Kamloops, BC | Thompson Valley Dental

Thompson Valley Dental is a general practice whose on-staff dental professionals hold additional training and experience in dental implant placements and restorations, cosmetic procedures, and orthodontics. With a long history and a broad range of treatments, we will serve anyone from Kamloops, Savona, Merritt, and the communities in between them. We would like the opportunity to extend our services to you.  

An Established Community Fixture

Thompson Valley Dental began forty years ago, when Dr. Bruce Tucker opened the practice to help the people of Kamloops resolve their general and cosmetic dental needs. He established our philosophy that a dental practice should be efficient, friendly, and caring. The quality of care he provided to his patients over these four decades allowed our practice to become a landmark in our town.

In 2015, Dr. Tucker’s associate, Dr. Marcio Barros, became the new owner of the practice. Dr. Tucker remains with us to continue practicing on a regular basis. With both doctors serving their patients to the utmost of their abilities, Thompson Valley Dental continues to be a key feature of our city.

Our Dedication to Patients

When it comes to providing these treatments, our clinic is efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly. We care about our patients, and we want to make sure that your oral health is treated in as concise manner as possible. Dr. Tucker takes continuing education courses on implantology to ensure that we are up to date on the best treatment options to provide for our patients. Dr. Barros has similar experience in orthodontic treatments. Our staff even speaks English, French, and Portuguese to make sure that we listen to your needs in the most accurate manner possible. 

Continuing a Legacy

Dr. Marcio Barros joined Thompson Valley Dental after moving to Kamloops from Brazil, in order to continue his passion for dentistry. Nothing makes him happier than seeing his patients be happy with their smile.

In Brazil, Dr. Barros was a fully-licensed orthodontist; he has been straightening teeth since 1991. In 2013, he renewed his credentials to Canadian standards and began to practice as a general dentist with an interest in orthodontics. Today, he uses his education and 25 years of dental experience to continue helping patients straighten their teeth through bracket-based orthodontic work, in addition to the general dental services Dr. Tucker and he provide. He’s proud to have worked alongside Dr. Tucker for the past few years and is eager to continue Thompson Valley Dental’s legacy.

What to Expect at Thompson Valley Dental

Thompson Valley Dental has a long history of providing caring dentistry in Kamloops. When you come to us for the first time, you will receive a complete new patient exam. From there, our dentists will have a better understanding of your dental needs and will be able to recommend or help with the next step in your oral health treatment plan. We can see patients at any age, so we can help the whole family get the treatments they need.

Contact our Office for More Information

As our practice continues onward, Thompson Valley Dental is eager to continue offering general dentistry, cosmetic procedures, and orthodontic services to Kamloops, Savona, and Merritt.

With Dr. Tucker’s 40 years of experience and Dr. Barros’ 25-year international career, our dentists can help you maintain and develop a healthier smile. We pride ourselves on being efficient, friendly, and caring, and we would love the chance to extend that care to you. To learn more about what we offer, feel free to visit our procedures page. Or, if you would like to talk to us directly about our practice or scheduling an appointment, visit our contact page.

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We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.