About Me

Tom - Creator of Oral AnswersHi, my name is Tom and I want to thank you for visiting Oral Answers.  I am originally from Michigan and am now a dentist in Bridgewater, Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Why I Started Oral Answers

I decided to start this blog at the beginning of 2010 as a resource for the general public.  Back then, I was in my second year of dental school and getting ready to see my first real patients in the dental clinic.  After assisting upperclassmen in the dental clinic, I noticed that there were times that the students were unable to completely and accurately answer the questions that their patients asked them.   I decided that learning to answer my patients’ questions in a simple and understandable way was just as important as the other skills and techniques I was learning.

It’s been said that the best way to learn about something is to write about it.  Since there seemed to be very few patient-friendly dental websites that were actually written by someone in the dental field, I decided to start a website that explains dentistry to the general public.

Since starting Oral Answers, I have devoted a significant amount of time to learning about dentistry.  I continue to learn new things as I write additional articles.  It is my hope that you will find answers to your questions in the articles and that you will have the information you need to achieve excellent oral health.

Any Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments for me, please feel free to use this contact form.  Thanks for visiting!