Meet Our Doctor!

Tom Thai Lam, DDS

Education

University of California, Riverside

New York University, College of Dentistry

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center: College of Dentistry

Biography

Dr. Lam began his education at the University of California, Riverside where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science. From there he decided to pursue a career in dentistry at the New York University, College of Dentistry. While working toward his Doctorate’s Degree in Dental Surgery, Dr. Lam excelled to the top of his class and was recognized into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) for his academic excellence.

Following the acquisition of his doctorate, Dr. Lam determined he would like to specialize in children’s dentistry. As a result, he underwent an intense residency at the University of Tennessee. In addition to practicing at the University of Tennessee’s pediatric clinic, Dr. Lam served other various pediatric facilities, including Crittenden Regional Hospital, Lebonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

“My 15 year old suddenly developed a phobia of the dentist. I’m so grateful for Dr. Lam and his team for being sympathetic and patient. This is a great dental office and I highly recommend it.”

-Susan W. on Yelp

Accordingly, Dr. Lam has extensive knowledge and experience working with children, including infants, children of special needs, medically compromised individuals, as well as those with severe anxieties. Because Dr. Lam has had a wide variety of training and experience, his scope of practice includes the ability to deliver full mouth dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia; and to deliver safe and effective in-office Sleep Dentistry via administration of nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation via pharmacological agents such as Hydroxyzine, Versed, and Demerol.

Dr. Lam invites you and your family to drop in or schedule an appointment for at least an oral exam and cleaning. Your child’s dental development and practice is important to him. He would like to ensure that your child receives a pleasant dental experience and accordingly, the education and guidance to avoid preventable pediatric and adult dental diseases.