Learn About Our Livonia Dental Team
Our exceptional, friendly staff is by far our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.
Dr. Susan Thomas
After receiving her Bachelors in Science degree at Michigan State University (GO GREEN!), Dr. Thomas graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2008. She then elected to participate in an additional one- year dental residency program at the University of Michigan which furthered her training in cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and oral surgery.
Dr. Thomas enjoys getting to know her patients and works with them to select the best treatment options to improve their overall oral health. Her practice philosophy places a heavy emphasis on education and preventative care, and she pays an unequaled amount of attention to detail in her conservative approach to dentistry. She is committed to furthering her education and clinical skills by attending various classes and seminars throughout the year, and is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Michigan Dental Association.
Dr. Thomas grew up in Livonia since second grade, graduated from Livonia Stevenson, and currently lives here with her husband Shawn and two daughters Reyna (5) and Lia (3). She is eager to practice in, and give back to a city that has served her and her family well for so many years. Dr.Thomas enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, Spartan football/basketball, and cheering on all of our local Detroit sports teams.
Karen is our dedicated Dental Hygienist who has a way of making all of our patients feel comfortable and well taken care of! She graduated from the dental hygiene program at the University of Michigan in 2007 with honors. She is happily married to the love of her life, Michael, and has 12 year old twin boys, Parker & Preston. She enjoys working out, boating, and relaxing over bon-fires with friends and family.
Debbie is one of our fantastic dental hygienists that is with us on Tuesdays and Saturdays. She enjoys building relationships with our patients, educating them on their existing oral health, and working with them to improve on any areas that may need it. She loves being outdoors, exercising, and spending time with her family.
Shelby is our dental assistant. Her friendly, cheerful manner will make you feel comfortable and she works to make sure you have a great experience while you're with us! She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, going to movies, and all things anime!
Nichole is the friendly face that greets you when you come to our office. She is our office manager and handles all things financial. Nichole has been in the dental field for over 30 years! She was one of Dr. Thomas' first dental assistants and then came to work for her shortly after she bought her practice. She has two grown children and two grandchildren whom she adores. She loves to travel, and does so every chance she gets. A fun fact: She's dating our office mailman Garry!