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Dr. Frederick Thurston

Committed to quality care through personal attention.

Dr. Thurston has been Serving Families across Central Florida, and Beyond as a Dentist in Auburndale Fl since 1980

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Staying ahead of the curve on cutting edge technological advances in digital dentistry

Get to know Dr Thurston
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I love when patients feel well taken care of and pleased with the results we've achieved.  Life's not perfect, but when we go the extra mile, and the patient feels it, that's a good day."

Dr. Frederick Thurston, DMD

Excellence in Practice

Dr Thurston was  born in Illinois and later moved to Clearwater at the age of 14 years old. He attended and graduated from Clearwater High School and later Florida University with Distinction. His ongoing commitment to continued education drives the entire Encompass staff to remain operating at the highest level of communication, business and dentistry. 

Results Driven

Patient Comfort

Esthetic Functionality

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Procedural Experience

Florida Alumni

D.M.D. with Distinction

B.S. in Chemistry with Honors


About  Dr. Thurston

Dr. Thurston hails from Clearwater, FL, and completed his dental education at the University of Florida in 1979. He founded Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center in Auburndale, Fl in May 1980, and has been devoted to Implant Dentistry since 1989.


As a dedicated practitioner, he's passionate about teaching,

mentoring, and imparting his vast knowledge and experience to younger associates Dr. Duke and Dr. Vik. At what is now Encompass Dental and Wellness,

he is able to cultivate a culture of high-performance dentistry among his team, which is often missing in the current landscape.

Outside of his work, Dr Thurston has a penchant for travel, often taking to the roads in his motor home or cruising around on his motorcycle. He also has a deep love for college sports.

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Meet Dr. Duke

Impacting people's lives through creative treatment and a compassionate approach.

Meet Dr. Vik

Engaging clients at a personal level to provide the highest quality of care possible.

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Bridget Freemon

“Best staff and of course the best in the business Dr. Thurston. My implants look amazing!!! I haven't smiled this big in years. Dr. Thurston and his staff take such good care of me, from the minute I walk in the door I feel like a Rockstar. If you need implants or any dental work don't hesitate to come here, you won't regret it!"
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