MEET DR. THOMAS GENT
Dentistry is an amazing platform and opportunity to change people’s lives. It is also a tremendous responsibility that is founded completely on trust, and I take that very seriously. I think very few professions provide so many different ways to profoundly impact people’s health and well-being, not to mention their self-esteem. We have the ability to prevent and reverse oral disease, reduce the risk of serious health problems, and create a smile some patients have only dreamed of.
I am blessed to meet different people from all walks of life every day, which gives me lot of perspective on the community we share. Despite our different backgrounds and lifestyles, we share many of the common themes and struggles in our lives, as do our patients. We treat our patients as if they were family and want to make sure they have the opportunity to choose control over their health, well-being, and their smile.
Education and Continuing Education
- BBA – University of Texas at Austin
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dentistry is also a commitment to lifelong learning. Technology and treatment options are evolving rapidly and it is impossible to maintain excellence without constant new training. My patients deserve the best, so it is important that I am trained in the latest techniques, materials, and technology to provide my patients the healthiest, longest-lasting, predictable, and beautiful dental treatment available. Most recently, this has included advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry, CAD/CAM technology, Invisalign®, and biological dentistry.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
- Texas Dental Association
- Capital Area Dental Society
Outside the Office
I have a beautiful, sweet wife named Molly, an energetic and adorable four-year-old son Finn, a beautiful baby girl Sasha, and an Australian Kelpie named Sasha.
Spending time with my family is the most important thing in my life. We might be relaxing at home, going for a hike, working on our house, cooking a healthy meal from scratch, or even traveling. I love to stay fit so I might be at the gym or out for a run, but being snuggled-up on the couch with my family to watch a movie is hard to beat!
In the Community
I believe it is important that we give back to the community that blesses me and my staff every day. I love interacting with my team and the public outside our office walls. Being a dentist is just one part of who I am, and engaging in our community enriches my life and helps us all grow as individuals while building wide-reaching relationships. You never know who you might meet and the friends you will make!
We are an annual sponsor of the Run for the Water and have regularly sponsored local school sports teams. In addition, we regularly donate our services to patients in need. Most recently we spent an entire day providing care to the African Children’s Choir.