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meet dr james compton

Meet Dr. James Compton

After 32 years of practice, Dr. James Compton still enjoys all the families that he has treated and now looks forward to treating his second and third generations of patients. He is excited that orthodontics continues to change with new technology and treatment options. Dr. Compton enjoys creating beautiful smiles and truly loves his job and individual relationships that develop over the course of treatment.

With the addition to Dr. Boren, Dr. Compton has assembled the best orthodontic team; a group that is kind and compassionate and has many years of dental and orthodontic experience to share with our patients. As a patient you become part of our “orthodontic family.”

Dr. Compton was born and raised in Midland. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1980, and his Master of Science in Orthodontics degree in 1982.

By continuing his education, Dr. Compton is able to keep abreast of the latest research and techniques. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Society, the Texas Orthodontic Study Group, and the Permian Basin District Dental Society. He was awarded the Fred Schudy Award for excellence in clinical orthodontics, which is an award entirely decided and voted on by his peers.

Dr. Compton and his wife, Robin, have one son, Christopher, who serves our country as an officer in Naval Aviation. Dr. Compton enjoys hunting, fishing, and cooking – especially baking desserts!