Dr. Nathan Thomas

Team Member

Doctor Thomas is very familiar with the Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana area. He grew up in Michigan and attended Lakeshore High School in Stevensville. After graduation, he began his college career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a pre-dental focus. After earning his Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Bachelors of Science in Education, and Masters of Science degree in Nutrition, Dr. Thomas discovered his passion for orthodontics. In 2006, he returned to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry to pursue his general dentistry education. During dental school, Dr. Thomas met his wife, Cheryl, and they became married in 2010. 

After graduating and receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction in 2011, Dr. Thomas received his Certificate in Orthodontics at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2014. In 2015, Dr. Thomas became a Board Certified Orthodontist after successfully completing the requirements by the American Board of Orthodontics. His diverse background has influenced his approach to serving others through to his exceptional people skills and wide variety of experience.

Dr. Thomas expresses his passion for orthodontics with his patients and staff by promoting a fun, caring, and “down to earth” atmosphere. However, he never compromises excellence, teamwork, and customer service. He believes in serving the entire person not just their teeth.


  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine 2011 – 2014
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry-Lincoln 2007 – 2011
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2003 – 2005
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1997 – 2002


  • Dental School Research 2009 – 2010
    – Student Scientific Program – March 2010
    – Nebraska Dental Association Annual Session -April 2010
    – IADR General Session March 2011
  • Graduate School Research -2004-2005

Professional Associations

  • AAOF Vanguard Society
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • American Student Dental Association
  • American Dental Education Association
  • Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon


  • Chi-Cheung Chan Orthodontic Award
  • Dean’s Award for High Academic Achievement
  • Dean’s Honor List
  • Regents Scholarship
  • Summer Student Research Fellowship Award
  • Academic Scholarship Award
  • Tom Heiser Award
  • Dean’s List


  • The Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony – Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Principles of The Alexander Discipline – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • The Tweed Course – Tucson, AZ
  • The Four Faces of Orthognathic Surgery – Pittsburgh, PA


  • Incognito™ Certification – Buffalo, NY
  • Harmony Certification – Buffalo, NY
  • Invisalign® Certification – Buffalo, NY
  • Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc., Diode Laser Training – Amherst, NY

Experiences & Interests

  • Mentoring friends in exercise and resistance Training
  • Spending time with my dog
  • Weight lifting
  • American LeMans Series Racing
  • Collecting and reading about sports cars
  • College football
  • Movies
  • Bending orthodontic wire