About Michael R. Thomas D.D.S.
After moving to Lincoln, Nebraska from California in 1987, Dr. Thomas discovered a quality of life that has kept him in the Midwest for over thirty years. With family history and roots in Southwest Minnesota, Northwest Iowa and South Dakota, it was an easy fit to transfer from the University of California – Riverside’s undergraduate program and attend dental school at the University of Nebraska. After graduation, he then moved North to Minnesota, which has made for some good-natured teasing about his Nebraska Cornhuskers with the Minnesota Golden Gopher faithful.
Dr. Thomas enjoys all aspects of dentistry and considers it the best profession in the world and an honor of which to be part. The biggest advances in dentistry in his career have been the tremendous technological changes that have occurred post dental school. Being a “techy” has become natural and one of the most amazing experiences in his professional career.
The first impression of any person is brought about by their smile. Knowing this, Dr. Thomas has made Smile Designer’s investment in technology, along with a relentless pursuit of continuing education priority one. As a result, it has become Smile Designers mission, priority and commitment to make every patient’s first impression the best possible.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with his Wife, Jennifer, and their two school-aged children, as well as keeping up with the ever-changing lives of his three adult children. When not busy in the Marshall community and all that raising two young children involves, he and Jennifer enjoy all that the ten thousand lakes of Minnesota have to offer, in either frozen or liquid forms. Boating is one of his favorite hobbies.
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