Dr. Lindsay Compton, DDS
Dr. Lindsay Compton practically grew up in a dental office. Her mother worked as a dental assistant for a dentist Lindsay idolized. She loved that he always had a funny joke or could whistle “My Girl” perfectly as he fixed a cavity. When Lindsay showed interest, he took her under his wing, encouraging her to hold up the mirror during procedures so she could get a better look at what was going on.
Dr. Compton grew up thinking of the dentist’s office as a comfortable, welcoming place, and today, she wants her patients to think of her office the same way.
A Lifelong Learner
Dr. Compton studied as an undergraduate at Iowa State University, majoring in zoology and genetics. She also enjoyed performing on the dance team. During her time at the University of Iowa dental school, she held leadership positions within her class, the school, and national student organizations. She won major research competitions and was published in the Journal of Dental Research.
“I’m lucky to have been surrounded by strong clinical and research faculty who mentored me to shape my practice today. From their example, I believe that I am a lifelong learner, and that is my duty to the patient and the profession.”
Dr. Compton enjoys research and is always looking for new ideas and technology that will help her patients and her practice.
After completing dental school, Dr. Compton joined the general practice residence program at Truman Medical Center, an opportunity that allowed her to treat patients with more complex medical histories. While at Truman, Dr. Compton gained experience in sedation dentistry and providing care to patients with developmental disabilities, elderly patients, and pediatric patients.
This gave me more knowledge and confidence in treating emergencies and more difficult procedures.
Her passion for learning has never subsided, and she is active in the Spear Study Club and International Partnership for Occlusion Study Club. When she finds spare time, she attends scientific sessions about sleep apnea, laser dentistry, implant dentistry, and occlusion.
Practicing in Colorado
After practicing for two years in Kansas, Dr. Compton found herself drawn to the mountains and the outdoor culture of Colorado. She worked as an associate for four years before purchasing the practice. During that time, she held leadership positions in the Colorado Dental Association and the Metro Denver Dental Society. She is also the Chair of the Colorado New Dentist Committee.
Dr. Compton doesn’t think of herself as a “tooth mechanic.” She deeply believes that the mouth is the portal to the human body. She loves to educate patients about the many oral systemic disease connections. For instance, did you know that the bacteria found in dental plaque are also found in the plaque around your heart? Did you know that periodontal disease is linked to pre-term low-birth-weight babies? Or that dietary deficiencies can be seen in your gums?
A Determined Athlete
Outside the office, Dr. Compton enjoys running and is most recently a proud finisher of the Steamboat Marathon. This was her third marathon, and she has also successfully completed more than a dozen half marathons. She looks forward to treating herself with a sea level marathon in the summer of 2020. She is also an avid skier, her favorite ski location being Vail, with Steamboat and Park City in close second.
Lola and Winnie make occasional visits to the office and patients love them! Sometimes patients even request Lola and Winnie to be in the office for their appointment. They are Australian Labradoodles and are hypoallergenic. Dr. Compton hopes to train them to be comfort dogs once they retire from being "dogtors".