Dr. Kristi Thomas has been a General Practice Dentist in the southeast area of Michigan for the past twenty years. She is a native Detroiter who had a chance high school internship with two Detroit Periodontist that resulted in a pursuit in the field of Dentistry. Both of her degrees, Bachelor of Arts (1995) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (1999) were confirmed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Post-graduation, she practiced in private and corporate dentistry focusing on Pediatrics, Endodontics and Oral Surgery.
Dr. Thomas has been an advocate of Community Health Dentistry serving as a Community Center Dental Director and Chief Dental Officer for different Federally Qualified Health Centers for the past 7 years. She has increased access to care for the underserved population by implementing full-spectrum dental services in multiple health centers. On July 26, 2019, Dr. Thomas was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Board of Dentistry for at 4-year term ending in June of 2023. In addition, Dr. Thomas was the Dentist Representative on the Clinical Services Committee for the Michigan Primary Care Association from 2014 to 2018 and is a current member of the Dentaquest Advisory Committee. Her memberships also include the Michigan Oral Health Coalition and the National Network for Oral Health Access. From 2015-2016, she was a National Oral Health Learning Institute Scholar.
Team building is a core theme in her life. She volunteers in her free time providing free dental care with Team Smiles and the Detroit Lions and with Mission of Mercy with the Michigan Dental Association. When not practicing dentistry she enjoys spending time with her “home team” which includes her husband, two daughters and two sons.