Dr. Thomas Armstrong, DDS

Dr. Thomas Armstrong, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Armstrong, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He practices dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and more.Read his story

Thomas F. Armstrong, DDS

2100 18th St

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Insurance Accepted

  • Ameritas
  • Best Life & Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Delta Dental
  • Delta Health System
  • First Dental Health
  • Humana
  • Liberty Dental
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group

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Dr. Armstrong's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Armstrong "Dr. Tom Armstrong graduated in the top level of his class in 1980 at UCLA School of Dentistry. He completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of Oregon in Portland in 1981. With an active interest in the specialty of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Armstrong is a local dental leader in providing new treatments for patients with snoring, sleep apnea, and CPAP intolerance problems. His goal is to get the word out to all local health care providers about the effectiveness of FDA-approved Oral Appliance therapy for the many people with sleep breathing conditions. Along with his dental team members, Dr. Armstrong has received special training from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Sleep Group Solutions, and the Exceptional Dental Institute in the new area of Sleep Disorders Dentistry (also known as Dental Sleep Medicine). Dr. Armstrong is currently a member of both the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). These are major national organizations whose members have a particular interest in Sleep Medicine and new ways to improve patients' health through better sleep. To keep up to date with the newest technologies in general dentistry, Dr. Armstrong is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and has attended courses throughout the country in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants, and other Advanced Dentistry topics. He has completed the curriculum in the Esthetic Dentistry Residency at Esthetic Professionals continuing education center in Woodland Hills, California. Having completed over 1000 hours in continuing education, Dr. Armstrong stays current with the latest developments in dental care and ways to solve dental problems of all types. Active in dental organizations, Dr. Armstrong has served as President of the Kern CountyDental Society, and has been a member of the Council on Dental Care of the CaliforniaDental Association in Sacramento. Raised in Bakersfield, Dr. Armstrong has been a dentist here since 1984, treating patients of all ages in all areas of Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry, along with the growing field of Sleep Disorders Dentistry."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Armstrong "When you visit our practice in Bakersfield, helping you achieve your Optimum Dental Health is our top priority.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized state-of-the-art dental care that you and your family deserve. With the newest scientific research showing the connection between a healthy mouth and the overall health of the body, modern dental technology and techniques offer you many new ways of solving every kind of dental challenge.  

Perhaps your goal is a smile makeover, or overcoming dental problems that have caused frustration over the years, or keeping your teeth healthy and comfortable for a lifetime.  Whatever it might be, we take pride in helping people move forward with their dental care and reach their optimum dental health results."

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7  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

82  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dentinogenesis Imperfecta
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibroma
  • Fluorosis
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Hypodontia
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Oral Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries
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75  Procedures

  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bone Grafting
  • Cancer Screening
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Composite Fillings
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Lesion Removal
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Mouthguards
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Orthotic Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Prosthetic
  • Removable Appliances
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Cal State College Bakersfield
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • UCLA School of Dentisty
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University of Oregon/Health Sciences Center, Portland General Dentistry Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • CEREC Cad/Cam Computer Dentistry Training Program
    Other Education | Completed 2006
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2013
  • IAOM Myofunctional Therapy Certification Program
    Other Education | Completed 2016
  • Nobel Biocare Implant Mini-Residency
    Other Education | Completed 1994
  • SomnoMed Oral Appliance Training Program
    Other Education | Completed 2014
  • Tip Edge Orthodontics Program
    Other Education | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Armstrong has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Armstrong has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Member
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Member
  • Kern County Dental Society, Past President

Dr. Armstrong's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Armstrong to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Armstrong's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Partner has sleep apnea. It didn’t just keep him awake; it kept me awake, with worry. He tried a CPAP machine and hated it. Then a friend told us about ZYPPAH device, we went to Dr. Armstrong’s, and the rest is history. Today, the snoring is gone, the worry is gone … not only can he sleep, so can...more
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Dr. Armstrong and his staff have been a blessing to me and my family. I have been extremely happy with the dental prosthetic that I am wearing to bed. I am sleeping through the night and I am waking up very restful. I am so much more productive now! The whole process has been very easy. I highly...more
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I have had dental phobia for years, along with an autoimmune disease. This wonderful dentist immediately eliminated my fears, takes updates on my health at every visit, and even tackled the problem of braces for me late in life! I am delighted with his care, my dental health and for the first time...more
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I am a terrified Person and the staff made me feel right at home. Dr. Armstrong walked me through ever bite of the treatment and made me feel at ease. It wont be so hard going back for routine check ups now.
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