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Thomas S. Clifton, DDS


Welcome to the practice of Dr. Thomas S. Clifton! With over 20 years of experience serving Durham, NC as one of the most trusted and respected sources of general, family, and cosmetic dentistry, we have a deep investment in our community, and we are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. Dr. Clifton and our highly skilled team of trained dental specialists work hard to get to know each patient that walks through our doors, and we pride ourselves on creating a fun, friendly, and warm office environment. With Dr. Thomas Clifton, you can rest assured knowing you're always in great hands!

The Clifton Advantages

Our Doctor

Dr. Clifton has been providing outstanding dental care to local families in the Durham, NC Area since 1991. He has helped thousands of children, teens, adults and senior citizens maintain a healthy, beautiful smile their whole life long, and he's become a well-known and trusted source of care within the community.

Our Services

From general check-ups and cleanings to restorative dentistry and tooth extractions, we offer a one-stop shop for a variety of your dentistry needs! We use only the latest dental technology and are proud to offer same-day ceramic dental crowns through revolutionary CEREC 3D Technology, and we also offer sedation dentistry for patients who require it. We offer family dentistry to provide individualized dental care to you and your entire family!

Signature Savings Plan

Exclusive Offers

Our Savings plan is an exclusive offer available only through our office. For one low annual fee, you'll receive preventative care, teeth whitening, and discounts on dental treatments - all the ingredients for a beautiful, healthy smile!

Contact Your Durham, NC Dental Team

Have any other questions or want more information? We're always here to help! Feel free to take a look around our site - you'll find helpful information on the treatments we offer, common conditions that affect the teeth, and great tips for keeping your smile healthy and strong. If you have other questions, we encourage you to reach out to us at our contact page or to schedule an appointment at our Durham, NC practice using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!



About the Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Thomas S. Clifton

    Dr. Clifton has been providing outstanding dental care to local families in the Durham, NC Area since 1991. He has helped thousands of children, teens, adults, and senior citizens maintain a healthy, beautiful smile their whole life long, and he's become a well-known and trusted source of care within the community. Read more


What Our Patients Say About Us

    Dr. Clifton and his staff make you feel very comfortable, and you can tell that they care about their patients. 

    - Robert R.

    As always, top-notch in every way. Wish going to the MD's office was as simple and problem-free!

    - Ellie T.

    Dr. Clifton and his entire staff are THE BEST!!!!!

    - Henry A.

    "Best dentist! The staff is so friendly, and Dr. Clifton is fantastic. They just care!"

    - Cindie B.

    The care and attention to detail is always there."

    - Connie F.

    I am extremely happy with Dr. Clifton and his staff.

    - Judith B.

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