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Dr. Thomas Schweitzer

Dr. Thomas Schweitzer earned his Doctorate Degree from Northwestern University Dental School in 1997 and completed an advanced training residency at the West Side Veterans Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Schweitzer takes pride in cosmetic smile makeovers, but also provides full service dentistry. His advanced training allows him to handle almost all your needs right here in our office. His dedication to providing quality care is evident in his participation in advanced continued education in the areas of general and aesthetic “cosmetic” dentistry and TMJ therapy. Memberships include American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


EDUCATION

2017
Implants - Spears Participation Education

2016
Occlusion Adjustment/Therapy – Spears Participation Education
Orthodontics Diagnosis & Treatment Planning - Spears Participation Education
Multi-Disciplinary Topics - Spears Participation Education

2015
Implants – Straumann North America Lecture
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning - Spears Participation Education

2014 - 2015
Orthodontics Diagnosis & Treatment Planning - Spears Self Instruction and Participation Education
Periodontics - Spears Self Instruction and Participation Education
Fixed Prosthodontics - Spears Self Instruction and Participation Education
Implants Surgical Phase Therapy - Spears Self Instruction and Participation Education
Oral & Maxillofacial Implant Surgery - Spears Self Participation
Implants Reconstructive Phase Therapy - - Spears Self Instruction and Participation Education

2013
Soft Tissue Surgery – DentalXP/Accelerated Dental Learning Center Lecture
Periodontics Implant Surgery - DentalXP/Accelerated Dental Learning Center Lecture
Practice Management and Human Relations – Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health Lecture
Implants - Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health Lecture
Operative Restorative Dentistry - Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health Lecture

2012
Sleep Apnea and Appliance Therapy – Rondeau Seminar
Operative Restorative Dentistry - Spears Participation Education
Operative Porcelain Fused to Metal Restorations - Spears Participation Education
Operative Porcelain Veneers - Spears Participation Education
Clinical Diagnosis/Oral Medicine Diagnosis - Spears Participation Education
Esthetics Veneers - Spears Participation Education
Treatment Planning/Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, Patho - Spears Participation Education
Esthetics All Ceramic Crowns - Spears Participation Education
Periodontics - Spears Participation Education

2011 – 2012 (two years Spear Study)
Spears Education, Dr. Frank Spears is one of the world’s foremost dental educators.
Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment planning – Spears Education Lecture
Fixed Prosthodontics - Spears Education Lecture
Periodontics - Spears Education Lecture
Esthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry - Spears Education Lecture

2010 – 2011 (Two year study)
Appliance Therapy in Occlusion Management – Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Diagnosis and Treatment planning in Orthodontics - Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment planning in Oral Medicine - Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Anatomy; Basic Science - Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Myofascial Pain Dysfunction in Occlusion - Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Fixed Prosthodontics - Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Periodontics - Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Esthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry - Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
The Effectiveness of Digital Dental Photography - Scottsdale Center for Dentistry

1997

Northwestern University Dental School
Doctor of Dental Surgery

1991-1993
San Diego State University
Pre-dental, Post Baccalaureate

1988
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance




AWARDS

1997
Hellenic American Dental Society Scholarship Award




CONTINUING EDUCATION

2009
Treatment Planning in the Esthetic Zone — Straumann USA

SPEAR Education Group - Year long study club
Spear Study Clubs are a practical method to the interdisciplinary team approach to treatment, which is the key to excellence - and shared success - in dentistry. The clubs are the brainchild of ronowned double specialty (periodontist and prosthodontist) esthetic and restorative dentist and educator Dr. Frank Spear. He has been phenomenally successful in teaching specialists and general dentists how to work together to deliver comprehensive interdisciplinary restorative and esthetic dentistry, and create value added relationships.

2008
Utilizing Innovative Technology to Achieve Exceptional Results — Astra
Tech, Inc. Treatment Planning in the Esthetic Zone — Straumann USA
Care Considerations for the Periodontal Patient — Concord Dental & Medical
Seminars The Dental Rehabilitation of the Maxillectomy Patient — Lake County Dental Society

2007
Apical Micro Surgery in Endodontics — Lake County Dental Society
The Dental Rehabilitation of the Maxillectomy Patient — Lake County Dental Society
Ceramic Restorations — Lake County Dental Society
From Build-Ups to Implant Restoration — Howard Joen, D.D.S.
Marketing Panel — American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
The Big Picture — American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Hands-on Workshop for Accreditation Documentation — American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Grow Yourself—Grow Your Practice: Personal Dev. for the Complete Care Dentist — American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Single Tooth Replacement: Turn the Challenge into Predictability — American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Hire, Inspire and Fire: How to Do It All and Keep Your Sanity — American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry The Team Approach to Immediate Loading in the Esthetic Zone — Straumann USA
Full Mouth Synergy — Hornbrook Group

2006
Pillars of Perfection – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Implant Overdenture Program – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
ITI Congress 2006: Science & Innovation in Dentistry – Straumann USA
Advanced Accreditation Workshop – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
White and Pink Esthetics – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Laser Dentistry Roundtable – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Laboratory/Dentist Collaboration – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Sharing your Wealth-Writing for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Mastering Digital Photography: The keys that unlock the secrets to great images – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Ultimate Posterior Esthetics: Ceramic & Resin Indirect Conservative Restorations – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Occlusion 2 – Hornbrook Group
Dentoalveolar Surgery: The Four – llinois State Dental Society
Erbium Laser Dentistry in Hard and Soft Tissue Surgeries – llinois State Dental Society

2005
Sedation & Anesthesia: Why? How? Who? – Lake County Dental Society
Management of Vertical Alvular Defects – Climbing an Implant Everest – Lake County Dental Society
Criteria Workshop – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Accreditation Workshop – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Perioscopy, A New Paradigm – Lake County Dental Society
Retirement Planning & Income Distribution – Lake County Dental Society
Neurological Pain Modalities – Lake County Dental Society
A Journey into Interdisciplinary and Optimal Care – Chicago Dental Society – Northern Suburbs

2004
Full Mouth Synergy Program – Hornbrook Group
Functional Anterior Program – Hornbrook Group
Ultimate Occlusion Program – Hornbrook Group

Simple, Inexpensive & Highly Esthetic – So How Come We Don’t Do
More Rotational Path Partial Denture – Lake County Dental Society

14th Annual Tulsa Dental Endodontic Seminar – Tulsa Dental
Practice Management for Fun and Profit – Lake County Dental Society

Prior to 2004

  • Veteran’s Medical Center, Westside VA- One Year Residency - Chicago, Illinois
  • How to Put Your Practice in the Top 10% - Peter E. Dawson
  • The 10 “Must know” Factors about Occlusion and the TMJ – Peter E. Dawson
  • Essential Elements for a Highly Effective Restorative Practice – Peter E. Dawson
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Masticatory System Problems – Peter E. Dawson
  • Smile Magic: Anterior and Posterior Composites – Jamie Morgan
  • Endodontics for the Future: Using Rotary Instruments – Dentsply
  • TMJ Diagnostics and Basic Management – Mark A. Piper, M.D., D.M.D.
  • Dental Boot Kamp, Session 1 and 2
  • Invisalign: Credential status achieved
  • Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and CPR

Activites & Associations

Academy of General Dentistry- AGD
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – AACD
American Equilibration Society – AES
Hellenic American Dental Society - HADS

Xsi Phi Psi Dental Fraternity, Northwestern University Dental School
Arizona State Alumni Association
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Arizona State University

Hobbies & Interests

Drums
Photography
Golf
Snow and Water Skiing
Spending time with my family, my wife Dr. Patricia Schweitzer, my daughters, Dimitra and Alexa and my son, Nicholas.