Thomas & Associates : News Updates
- Keeping up with the Thomas Family 1/5/16
- The girls at the Alliance Community Hospital’s Annual Fundraiser
- Dr. Thomas Irish Baseball Team
- Congratulations Keeley
- Local Youth Wins Wrestling Championship
- Local Canine Qualifies for Westminster Dog Show
- Thomas Concludes Term as Stark County Dental Society President
- “Evening With Tressel”
- Adopt a Highway
- Dr. Thomas Elected President of SCDS
- Business Excellence Award
Keeping up with the Thomas Family 1/5/16
Dr. Mike’s practice is family-friendly because he loves meeting, talking to and caring for people of all ages. Dr. Mike is a family man himself, with a beautiful wife and two wonderful sons, Michael and Philip.
After winning several regional awards, Michael has been invited for the second time to the Westminster Dog Show! His goal is to win “Best of Breed” in the show this February. Michael aspires to follow in his parent’s footsteps and has been accepted at the Dental School of Ohio State University where he will begin studying this Fall.
Philip is a Buckeye too. In fact, he is a red shirt long snapper for the Ohio State football team. Look for him this fall!
The Girls Supporting the Alliance Community Hospital
Left to right: Tracie, Tonya (back middle), Kristin (front middle), Diana, enjoy a round of golf as Thomas & Associates supported Alliance Community Hospital’s Annual Fundraiser at Alliance Country Club in June of 2014.!
Meet the 2010 Dr. Thomas Irish Baseball Team
This is the 7th consecutive year Dr. Thomas, D.D.S. has sponsored the Irish. Good luck team!
Congratulations to Keeley, our receptionist, on the birth of her new daughter, Adyson. Adyson was born May 3, 2010, weighed 8lb 3oz and was 20 inches.
Local Youth Wins Wrestling Championship
David Hayhurst, son of Dave and Tonya Hayhurst, earned the title of State Champion for the 2010 Ohio State Youth Wrestling Association for the 145 weight class. David wrestles for the North Canton Youth Wrestling and is a 6th grader at North Canton Middle School. Great job David!
Local Canine Qualifies for Westminster Dog Show
New York: Standard Schnauzer, Jewel, was one of a select group of dogs invited to show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, February 15th and 16th at Madison Square Garden. Selected as a result of her outstanding showings at regional contests throughout the Midwest during 2009, Jewel placed second overall in her breed and was selected top female.
Jewel is owned, trained, groomed and handled by Louisville High Sophomore, Michael Thomas. Voted 2009’s Top U.S. Junior Handler, Thomas plans to breed Jewel this summer, arranging to breed with Max, 2009 California Standard Schnauzer Champion. Thomas’s interests include veterinary medicine with an emphasis in insemination and obstetrics, as well as Louisville High School tennis and speech teams. He is the son of Drs. Michael and Julie Thomas.
Thomas Concludes Term as Stark County Dental Society President
Dr. Michael Leahy Thomas of Thomas & Associates, DDS, concluded his presidency of the Stark County Dental Society at the Friday, December 18th General Membership Meeting. Joining the Board in 1994, Thomas has held an Executive Board Seat since 1997, the second longest tenured Executive Board member in the history of the Society. Thomas’s term as President was highlighted by raising a $100,000.00 donation for Mercy Medical Center’s Dental Department by bringing in OSU Coach Jim Tressel and the successful relocation of the Society’s Executive Offices.
A graduate of Louisville High, the University of Notre Dame, and receiving his doctorate from The Ohio State University, Thomas lives with his wife, Julie Thomas, DDS, and two sons in Louisville.
He is Vice-chair of the Stark State College Board of Trustees; founder of the Canton Community Clinic’s Department; the Vice-President of Notre Dame Club of Canton; Louisville High’s Team Dentist; Southgate School Dentist; and a St. Louis Parish usher and Finance Council member. He has previously received the 2007 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award and Ohio Dental Association’s N. Wayne Hiatt Rising Star and Marvin M. Fisk Humanitarian Award.
Thomas is the son of Elden and Janet Thomas of Louisville, Ohio.
Evening with Tressel
After almost a full year of planning, the “Evening with Tressel” took place on Monday, March 16th. OSU Head Coach Jim Tressel graciously greeted about 120 OSU VIP Sponsors in an upstairs private cocktail reception and was glad to shake hands, sign autographs and pose for photos. Following the reception, close to 300 people enjoyed a sit-down dinner in the Timken Great Hall. Coach Tressel then spoke to the group with quick wit and insight with a talk that focused on helping others and taking care of yourself. The purpose of this fundraiser was to raise awareness and funds for the Mercy Medical Dental General Practice Residency Program, and this event raised over $55,000. The Stark County Dental Society remains active in the design and substainablilty of the clinic and residency program which provides post-graduate education to dentists and dental care to the underserved. Since its inception, the clinic has recorded over 9,000 patient visits and provided more than $850,000 in care.
Adopt a Highway
Thomas & Associates adopted a portion of Route 77 in North Canton.
Our team heads out a couple times per year to clean up the highway. We try to do our part to keep our community clean.
Dr. Mike Elected Stark County’s Dental Society President
The Stark County Dental Society’s Mission is to promote the profession of dentistry and enhance the quality of life for their members and the patients they serve.” Dr. Michael Thomas has served on the Stark County Dental Society’s Board of Directors for 14 years, 11 of which were on the Executive Board and 9 as a Treasurer. Dr. Thomas has served on numerous posts within the society, as well as an Ohio Dental Association Delegate. The Ohio Dental Association has honored Dr. Thomas with two out of four annual awards. In 2004, he was honored with the Rising Star Award, and in 2005 awarded the Humanitarian Award. In 2009, Dr. Thomas will serve as the President of the society for it’s 100th year. (Pictured below: Stark County Dental Society’s Officers)
Business Excellence Award
Thomas & Associates was honored at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards of Greater Canton on April 24, 2007. The event was held at Kent State Stark Professional Education and Conference Center.
Thomas & Associates D.D.S., a family focused dental practice, provides a wide array of dental, periodontal and orthodontic services in a state-of-the-art facility. During the past year, the practice has increased efficiencies in numerous ways, including the hiring of Expanded Functions Dental Assistants to place fillings. The practice has also made significant capital investments in improved equipment and computer systems, as well as having physically upgraded its facility.
Criteria for the awards are excellence in: employment growth, operations expansion, capital investments, customer service, innovation, community service and responsiveness to challenge.