Meet Dr. Thomas
Dr. Michael Thomas is dedicated to improving his patients’ smiles, both esthetically and for proper bite alignment, regardless of their age. He has witnessed the boost in social confidence that orthodontic treatment provides, as well as the improvement in his patients’ jaw function and bite. As no two patients are alike, Dr. Thomas revels in the relationships he has created, leading him to widen his perception of the world and see through his patients’ eyes. It gives him great satisfaction to play such an integral role in his patients’ lives, and each individual holds a special place in his heart.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Thomas graduated from Heritage High School and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with distinction in Anthropology/Zoology. He continued his education at the University of Michigan Dental School where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. After receiving his Master’s degree in Orthodontics (M.S.) from the University of Detroit-Mercy Dental School, Dr. Thomas felt honored to return to his home town to deliver its orthodontic needs.
Dr. Thomas has successfully completed the voluntary, yet highly prestigious American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) written and clinical examinations. Completion of these exams represents the highest level of qualification an orthodontist can attain.
As a practitioner who understands the pace at which technology advances, Dr. Thomas continues his education regularly through participation in meetings, lectures, and hands-on training. It also gives him the opportunity to interact with his peers and learn about different perspectives on treatment modalities. Dr. Thomas bases all treatment decisions on scientifically-based evidence, not bending to what is fashionable or trendy. This ensures that his patients not only receive the highest quality of care, but the most beautiful results as well.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
Outside the Office
Dr. Thomas is thrilled to be back in the wonderful community where he grew up. He and his wife Sarah have a daughter, Claire who was born in 2014. In his free time, Dr. Thomas enjoys being with his family, golf, playing basketball, reading, and hiking through our beautiful national parks. He believes in living life to its fullest, spending quality time with his family, and doing his very best at any job he undertakes.