Thom grew up in the small town of Dublin, Georgia. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, he worked as an engineer at a paper mill for nearly 7 years. He then decided to attend dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. It was while in his pediatric dental residency in Augusta that he met his wife Anna – she was assisting him during a dental procedure! Anna has worn many hats through her career in dentistry, working as an assistant, front desk person, and everything in between. Dr. Thom loves saying, quite accurately, that Anna has been in dentistry longer than he has!
Where We’ve Been
Thom and Anna have lived in the Atlanta suburbs for the past 7 years. They started a family and Dr. Thom worked as an associate in a large pediatric dental practice. Suburbia was fine for that season of life, but it was time for something a bit more peaceful…
While in dental school Dr. Thom would come to Aiken to get away from the pressures of school. It reminded him of the small town he grew up in, and so he considered starting a practice in Aiken even while in his residency. Anna, who grew up in Augusta, has memories of coming to Aiken as a child. As the time came to consider opening their own practice, Aiken seemed like the obvious choice. They love the small town atmosphere, but are very excited about the cosmopolitan offerings that are unique to Aiken. They are also excited to rear their three children in this gorgeous and unique city.
Here’s some boring stuff about Dr. Thom
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentists
- Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentists
- South Carolina Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists
- OKU National Dental Honor Society