About Us

Serving Rochester Hills, MI (Michigan) – Dr. James P. Thomas Jr. is your family dentist, offering Invisalign® and general dental care for children, teens, and adults.

Thomas Family Dentistry is a quality and value oriented practice that has a long standing place in the community that is now dual generational. We offer our patients an environment that is warm and inviting where they can improve their dental health.

Meet the Dentist:


Dr. James P. Thomas, Jr.

james-p-thomass-ddsI have met some wonderful people practicing dentistry in this community, and they all have something different to share. My mission is always to break down the wall of fear and create a bond of trust that will last the rest of their lives. Modern dentistry has improved in so many ways, and I love that I am able to bring these advancements to my patients.

Our office is blessed to have so many wonderful patients and we make every effort to provide quality, conscientious dentistry.

I grew up locally, attended Rochester Adams High School, and received both my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biological Science from Michigan State University. I completed my Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery, with distinction, from the University of Detroit-Mercy.

I have furthered my education by completing post-graduate training in dental implants and surgery, veneers and cosmetic restorations, laser therapy, and Invisalign. I take a special interest in providing a comfortable dental experience for my patients and am constantly taking continuing education courses. I take special interest in providing a comfortable dental experience for my patients and enjoy constant continuing education. I am an alumnus of the Pankey Institute, a continuing dental education institute and academic philosophy of providing the best possible dental care. I am an active member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, Oakland County Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Endodontists, and served as a house of representatives delegate for the Michigan Dental Association in 2011.

I reside in Rochester Hills with my wife, Melissa, and our two beautiful children.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors, traveling and going to local events.

Meet the Team:


Karen C. – Hygienist

It has been quoted, “When work, commitment, and pleasure-all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.”

My commitment to the dental field started while a teenager which led me to pursue a career as a Registered Dental Hygienist. For over 25 years I have provided preventative patient care as hygienist in various offices. A fair amount of that time I had the privilege of working in this dedicated practice with Dr. Thomas, Sr. Due to my husband’s job transfers over the last few years I have worked as a hygienist in Phoenix and Chicago allowing the opportunity to broaden my skills and certifications. Once again job transfers have brought us back to the Detroit area. I am excited to rejoin the growing practice, now led by Dr. Thomas, Jr., and bring with me additional skills, experience and always a commitment to serve and assist the patients.

My husband, of 34 years, and I have two daughters that call Rochester Hills their home; both are pursuing their career goals in graduate school. I enjoy gardening and recently took up the sport of rowing with the Detroit Boat

Terry – Office Manager

I have had the pleasure of working in this practice for 14 years as an assistant and more recently as the office manager. I graduated from Oakland Community College in 1982 as a certified dental assistant and I have over 22 years experience in the field. I truly enjoy working as part of a team to care for the patients I have gotten to know over the years. It is my goal to make sure that every patient feels at ease and comfortable in our office and has a positive understanding of their dental treatment. I have one daughter, Amy, who is attending Wayne State Medical School. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, biking, gardening, and walking my dogs.

Patty – Dental Assistant

I started working for Dr. Thomas in February of 2013.  I have been a dental assistant for over twelve years and love what I do for a living.  I learned so much over the years about dentistry and continue to do so everyday.  I enjoy meeting new people and working with patients to achieve good oral health.  I have been married for fifteen years and we have five children together that keep us very active. I enjoy reading, going camping, and having fun with my family.