Dr. Troy Thomas graduated from the University of Washington in 1998 with a degree in Bio-Chemistry. He then attended dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Upon graduation in 2002, he was awarded the American College of Dentists “Outstanding Leader Award” for high ethical standards and professional conduct.
Dr. Thomas owns two state-of-the-art practices in Kirkland and Mercer Island. Dr. Thomas and his wife Kim have three children. Cole (12), Cate(8), and Luke(5). They reside on Mercer Island where Kim graduated from high school in 1994. They enjoy traveling, Husky sports, and many outdoor activities. Dr. Thomas is a member of the Mercer Island Rotary Club.
Dr. Elizabeth Smith, D.M.D. - Dentist
Dr. Smith is a Washington native. She grew up on Mercer Island as the youngest of five siblings, graduating from Mercer Island High School in the year 2000. Through her family she was introduced to dentistry at a very young age. She began working in her father’s practice at the age of twelve and by the time she was 18 she was working as her sister’s dental assistant. She graduated from the UW with a Bachelors in Biology in 2008. Shortly thereafter she moved across the country where she earned her Dental Medicine Doctorate in 2014 from the Medical University of South Carolina.
In August of 2014 she and her husband Mike were blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Emma as well as a beautiful baby boy in October 2016. Though most of her free time is now spent with Emma and her son. She also enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, swimming, and painting.
Melissa Office - Manager
I have been with Thomas Dentistry for 7 years now. I have approximately 28 years of experience in the dental field. I started as a dental assistant for most of my years and have been managing the front desk responsibilities for about 12 years. You may sometimes see me multi-tasking in the front office as well as the clinical area. I work closely with my patients, helping to educate them on utilization of benefits. I would be happy to help you reserve an appointment that will fit your schedule. FUN FACTS: I am from Yakima, WA. I moved to Seattle 21 yrs ago and still haven’t adjusted to all this rain!!! I have a 9 yr old daughter a 11 yr old son, and a crazy Chiahuahua that keep me very busy. I love the sun and the outdoors. And who doesn’t love to shop!
Marna - Dental Hygienist
I have been with Thomas Dentistry for two years. I have been in dentistry for approximately 30+ years. I graduated in 1986 with an AAS in Dental Hygiene from Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, WA. I am committed to my patients and believe in education to prevent disease. I am gentle and compassionate with my patients needs. I look forward to building long lasting relationships with my patients through the years here with the Thomas Dentistry team. FUN FACTS: I have an 21 year old daughter, who is a senior at Gonzaga University and a 24 year old daughter who received her masters in teaching at Eastern. I enjoy gardening and spend a lot of time taking care of my beautiful yard. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Nesi Dental - Assistant
I have been with Thomas Dentistry for 9 years. I have 9 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. I am very compassionate and caring with my patients. I love children and strive to make their visit as comfortable as possible. I take on most of the clinical responsibility FUN FACTS: I was born in Ethiopia and moved to Seattle in 1997. I am fluent in two languages: Amharic and English. My sister is a Dental Hygienist and I have taken some pre-requisites classes to go on to study dental hygiene in the future. I enjoy reading, cooking, and shopping.
Rachel Dental - Assistant
I have been with Thomas Dentistry about 3 years now and have been working as a dental assistant for 7 years now. I graduated Lake Washington Institute of Technology with an AAS in dental assisting. I make every effort to make sure you are comfortable when you come to visit us while striving to make sure you are getting the best care possible. FUN FACTS: I have lived on the eastside for my entire life. I have a younger brother that just graduated UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelors in Environmental Studies. I have a 9 year old boxer named Booker. And in my spare time I enjoy reading, baking, snowboarding and paddle boarding.
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