Dr. Walter D. Thames

Meet Dr. Walter D. Thames, a skilled oral surgeon in San Antonio, TX. He loves helping patients experience a smile transformation and changing lives.


Dr. Walter D. Thames

Dr. Walter D. Thames was born and raised in Abilene, a medium sized city in west Texas.  He has three incredible children, daughter Avery, oldest son Josiah, and youngest son Gideon.  He loves being able to share his life with such wonderful and supportive people.

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