My name is Tom. I am currently a fourth year dental student at an ADA Accredited Dental School in the northeastern United States.  Before I came to dental school, I had the opportunity to work in a dental clinic that provided dental care for those who would otherwise be unable to pay for it.  Working at that clinic made me realize how fortunate I am and gave me the desire to pursue a career in dentistry.

My enthusiasm for dentistry is still strong today.  Working in the clinics at school has helped me see the great impact that a smile can have in an individual’s life.

When talking with patients, I have realized that everyone cares about having a healthy smile.  However, many people have misconceptions and unanswered questions about their oral health.

I decided to create this site, Oral Answers, with the hope that it will empower others with knowledge that they can use to improve their dental health and overall quality of life.  I realized that many people are interested in their oral health.  A lot of people hesitate to ask questions because they are afraid that it is a “dumb question.”  There are no dumb questions here!

Others may hesitate to ask their dentist or doctor because they think that they’re too busy to spend time answering questions for them or they feel awkward asking questions.  Hopefully, you can use Oral Answers as an online reference of accurate, up-to-date oral health information.

I hope you enjoy it.  If you have any feedback, comments, questions, or concerns, please use this contact form to let me know.

Thanks for visiting,