About us

Urgent Dental is dedicated to providing superior dental care in an urgent care setting. We provide both limited treatment and full-service comprehensive dentistry by a nationally accredited prosthodontist,  Dr. Walter D. Thames, DDS, MS.

Our Patients Say

I highly recommend this dental office for both urgent care as well as basic dental needs! Dr. Thames is so awesome, patient, he listened to what my husband needed! Thank you so much!

Janie B

Dr. Thames is really knowledgeable and really puts you at ease when it comes to any services or procedures he is performing. Went to him with a dental problem and immediately he laid out a plan that fit my budget and my needs. He is now my primary dentist

Ian T

Amazing experience. Had my permanent retainer come loose from the cement base and Dr. Thames did a fantastic job replacing it and also giving all the options ahead of time.


Went in as an emergency. I'm terrified of dentists. This visit by far has been the easiest to deal with. Dr. Walter Thames has been the best. Gonna have to come back again.

Sisco F

I had a great experience at this clinic! Dr.Thames was very informative and took time to answer all my questions which I appreciated!

Hailey V

Full Service Dentistry

With the skill sets of our dedicated team, Urgent Dental can handle all your dental needs, from emergency procedures, extractions, dentures, and braces, to full mouth rehabilitation.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Walter D. Thames

Dr. Walter D. Thames was born and raised in Abilene, a medium sized city in west Texas.  In 1999, he married his lovely wife, Scha, at the ripe age of 20!  They have built their lives together with 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.

Emergency Services

A dental emergency can occur at virtually any time, regardless of how well you take care of your smile.

Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment

Sleep apnea affects millions of people worldwide and can have a serious impact on your quality of life.

Dental Implants

Dental implants area popular choice for patients seeking a permanent restorative solution to damaged, broken, or missing teeth. Implants are durable, and feel like your natural teeth, giving patients a long lasting beautiful smile.


A dental crown is a type of restoration that is designed to fit over a damaged or compromised tooth. If a tooth has fractured, broken or has been recently root canaled, we may recommend that it be crowned.

Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is designed to realign and correct the look of your smile. Regardless of your age, it's never too late to start loving how you look. We customize each patient's treatment plan so that you receive the care specific to your needs. Our goal is to make orthodontics as affordable and easy for you as possible.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can provide patients with a bright white smile that builds confidence. Our teeth whitening systems provide quick and effective results, and patients can notice brighter and whiter teeth after only a few treatments.