Dentists are essential to a celebrity’s image. They make sure that your favorite artist or actor has a nice pearly white smile every time you see them. Dr. Trevor J. Thomas is one of the most elite dentists in the game, working with a lot of influential people. The 29-year-old graduated from Howard University in 2016 and ever since then, his career has shot upwards. Check out our latest interview below.
Walk me through your childhood, what was it like?
I was born in the town of Douglas, GA. Though not together, I was fortunate enough to spend separate parts of my childhood being raised by both my mother and father between East Orange, New Jersey, and Boynton Beach, Fl. It was their sacrifices and a personal determination to not simply be a product of my environment that eventually led me to the Mecca, Howard University. I spent 8 years at Howard laying the foundation to become Dr. Trev.
Did you always want to do dentistry?
Not at all. I knew I wanted to be in a career where I worked with kids and families; I strongly considered medical school to become an OB/GYN. However, as I learned more about dentistry I was captivated by a few things.
The ability to form life-long, continual relationships with my patients and their families (you should see your dentist multiple times a year). The tools to change smiles, self-esteem, health, and overall lives in mere weeks, days, and even minutes. And the ability to be my own boss, treat my patients as I chose, and have financial stability.
How did you initially start in your career field?
After graduating from Howard University (Washington, D.C.), I relocated to Perris, CA to become an associate and eventually a partner in my first practice. I’d never been to California before this decision… however, I said a prayer and this was where I was led. As an Associate Dentist, I ensured that I spent day and night watching and studying those better than I was to become the best version of Dr. Trev. Between that and a true passion for this field and genuine care for my patients, I was able to hone my skills and start to master my craft. The rest is history!
Who are some of the celebrities you’ve worked with?
I get asked this question often. Many of my clients chose to remain anonymous. I not only treat esthetic cases; but also surgical and full mouth rehabilitation cases as well. I’ve worked with many music artists, social media influencers, actors/actresses, and reality tv stars. The greatest joy of my profession, however, is working with those patients
that reminds me of my family, friends, and the community that helped me get to where I am today.
Since becoming a dentist, what are some trends that you’ve noticed over the years?
Most patients do not visit the dentist for one of three reasons: fear, finances, or time. As dentistry continuously modernizes we are finding more and more ways to overcome these barriers. In my office, I am happy to say that 99% of all my patients and their family’s dental needs can be handled in-house with top-notch materials in a quality, timely, and efficient manner. For example, a patient can comfortably enter our office, receive a root canal and permanent crown all in the same day. This was not possible a decade ago!
What are some of the goals that you want to accomplish over the years?
I want to create a legacy of dentists truly devoted to happier and healthier patients. I want to leave this earth knowing that I am leaving behind a legacy characterizes by smiling mouths and hearts. It would be amazing to
own multiple practices with a reputation for putting patients overproduction and families over finances.
What advice can you give to aspiring dentists looking to follow in your path?
Simple, treat every patient as you’d treat your mother… and you can always sleep at night. Never lose sight of you of the purpose of your calling. Change lives for the better and yours will be changed in the same manner. In sum, God blesses those who bless others.
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