Dr. Thomas is a self-described “education junkie,” continually building his knowledge and skill since earning his DDS in 1982. His certifications are earned through thousands of hours of advanced classes, tests and hands-on practical exams. He is one of less than 20% of dentists recognized by the AGD and AACD as expert in both the science and art of dentistry.
Meet Dr. Thomas
Dentistry Education & Training
Dr. Joe Thomas isn’t just experienced — he’s at the top of his field in continuing education and advanced training.
– Became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994
– Completed Ultimate Anterior Esthetics at the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1995
– Became a clinical instructor at Baylor College in 1995 at the College’s request
– Earned Accredited status from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 1995
– Became an examiner and mentor for the AACD in 1996
Giving Back to the Billings Community
While building his professional expertise is Dr. Thomas’ top priority, he also shares that expertise in philanthropy for those who need dental services the most. He helped create Billings’ Breakfast Exchange Children’s Dental Health program to give needed dental treatments to children in underprivileged families.
Dr. Thomas also donates services to the Give Back a Smile program, which gives healthy, beautiful smiles to women with broken and missing teeth from domestic violence. One of his greatest prides is a card that hangs in his office from one woman he helped through the program. She credits him with restoring her self-esteem and confidence in a way that put her on the path to a great job and meeting a wonderful man who became her husband and the father of her child.
For several years now, Dr. Thomas has been the catalyst and organizer for the annual Free Dental Clinic that takes place at 4 local dentist offices. Twenty dentists and many more support staff volunteer their day to help those less fortunate.
In 2015, 163 patients were treated for a total of $29,947 if free dental care!