The descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.



Dr. D. Scott Thomas


Anita King-Front Desk Coordinator


Anita Davis-Dental Assistant


Elisia McLain-Dental Assistant


Debbie Garren-Hygienist


Lauren Radford-Hygienist
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Barbara Thomas-Business Coordinator

 

Meet Dr. D. Scott Thomas

Dr. ThomasD. Scott Thomas, DDS, PA, has worked to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, first-rate dental care.

In 1996, Dr. Thomas graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California. Dr. Thomas also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree in 1987 and a Masters of Business Administration with a Health Care Emphasis in 1989 from La Sierra University School of Business in Southern California. In 1997, Dr. Thomas moved his family back to his childhood southern roots and bought part of a dental practice in Asheville, NC.

February 2009 marked an exciting change for Dr. Thomas's practice. After 11 years, he and his staff moved to a new location in Asheville to allow for practice growth and to better accommodate patients' dental needs. The new office provides a warm and inviting atmosphere by combining a peaceful and calm interior design with state of the art technology. Dr. Thomas continues to be a premier provider of general, family and cosmetic dentistry in Asheville.

Shown here, he is a qualified, trusted and informed dental practitioner. He is a member of the American Dental Association and North Carolina Dental Association, First District. His professional affiliations include the Buncombe Dental Society, past president, Dynamic Dozen Study Club, and Christian Dental Society.

Dr. Thomas brings his patients the highest standard of personalized care in a gentle, efficient, and professional manner. To keep himself and his staff informed on the latest advances and techniques in dentistry, he has completed several courses, including: Implant Restoration Certification, Invisilign and Clear Correct Aligner Therapy Cerifications. In addition, Dr. Thomas stays current in dentistry by taking continuing education courses throughout the year, covering topics such as: occlusion, TMJ, root canal therapy, oral pathology, oral surgery, smile design, and infection control, to name a few.

Dr. Thomas and his wife, Barbara, are the parents of a daughter, Stephanie, who is in college, and twin sons, Andrew and Matthew. Matthew passed away in 2008 at the age of 12; Andrew is now in high school. Together as a family, the Thomas's have enjoyed raising several guide dogs for the blind. Through loving donations, the latest puppy was named and raised in honor of their son Matthew. The family enjoys spending time together at Lake Keowee, staying involved with in their church, and in his free time, Dr. Thomas loves playing basketball and golf. Some of the most rewarding experiences for Dr. Thomas, personally and professionally, have been by taking numerous dental mission trips with his family.

Dr. Thomas looks forward to your visit to Thomas Dental Care and to showing you the positive effects that quality dental care can have on your life.


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Anita King-Front Desk Coordinator

staciAnita was born and has lived in Leicester her entire life.  We welcomed Anita to our office February 2011 and she quickly became a strong part of our team. Her previous experience includes 20+ years as a "front desk face," 8 of which were in the dental field. Anita is committed to helping patients manage the scheduling and financial aspect of their care in an efficient and friendly manner and is happy to answer any insurance or billing question. She is the smiling face that welcomes our patients and the friendly voice on the phone that ensures our patients will be well taken care of. Outside of work, Anita  loves sitting on her front porch enjoying the view with the love of her life, her husband of 22 years.  She has two grown children and one adorable grandchild.

Anita Davis-Dental Assistant

anitaAnita, Dental Assistant, has enjoyed working in dentistry for 19 years. She is one of our original team members, assisting Dr. Thomas since the opening of his practice in Asheville, NC, in October 1997. Anita's calm personality and compassionate heart seems to be contagious and put patients at ease. She loves spending time with her 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren, going to the beach and hiking. She really enjoys the field of dentistry because she loves helping people feel better about their smile.







Elisia McLain-Dental Assistant

elisiaElisia has been part of our team for over 14 years. She brings 27 invaluable years of dental experience to our practice. Elisia has a vast amount of knowledge in every aspect of dental care. She is a gentle and friendly assistant, taking every opportunity to assist her patients in understanding their dental needs and concerns, and will answer any questions they may have. Her highest priority is her patients. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, working in her yard and spending time with her (high school sweetheart) husband and two grown children.

 




Debbie Garren-Hygienist

debbieDebbie is a native of Western North Carolina, born and raised in Henderson County. Debbie graduated from A-B Technical College in 1983 as a Certified Dental Assistant. While working part-time as an orthodontic assistant, Debbie continued on at A-B Technical College and graduated in 1985 with an Associate Science degree and became a Registered Dental Hygienist. Debbie has 30+ years of dental experience and has always enjoyed all aspects of dental care, including direct patient care and dental education in our local schools. Debbie's dependability and easy going personality make her a true asset to Thomas Dental Care. Debbie still lives in Henderson County with her husband, David and son, Chandler. In her free time, Debbie enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family, being at the lake and staying involved with her church.

 

 

Lauren Radford-Hygienist

lorrieLauren is a true native of Fairview NC. She graduated from Reynolds High in 2006 and AB Tech in 2008. She has 7 years experience as a Hygienist. She has been married to her husband Gary for 7 years and has a boxer named Axel that is 6 years old. She loves spending time with family and friends, and going to church. She also is a leader and trainer for Lulu Avenue Jewelry.

 


 

Barbara Thomas-Business Coordinator and Planner

Barbara grew up in Southern California, graduatinbarbarag from Loma Linda University, School of Nursing with her BSN degree in 1987. She loved her years of working as a nurse. While doing so, she earned a "PHD (Put Hubby through Dentistry) degree." Once the Thomas family moved to NC, Barbara homeschooled their 3 children through their elementry school years. She became more directly involved in Dr. Thomas' practice with the designing, building and decorating of the new office in 2008-09. Being her first foray in the dental industry, Barbara dedicates her time and energy for the benefit of the office while assisting the business side of Thomas Dental Care. Her family remains her first priority and she enjoys traveling, quilting, her church, and being at the lake with friends and family.