Dr. Joanne Thomas loves getting to know her patients, and she believes in treating her patients as partners in creating long-term solutions for their good dental health.
A Grand Falls, Newfoundland native, Joanne understands the importance of community, both in her personal and professional life. She is active in her local community, and serves on the board of directors at CHEEMA aquatic club. She is equally involved in the dental community, and is active with the Nova Scotia Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Atlantic Complete Dentistry Club, the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentists and Prosthodontists, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Joanne studied at Mount Allison University, graduating with an Honours degree in biology and chemistry, and went on to the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University, graduating with her DDS in 1989. After graduation, she returned to Newfoundland to practice dentistry in St. John's, but returned to Nova Scotia to practice dentistry in Dartmouth, where she has been ever since.
In addition to her ongoing practice, Joanne remains committed to dental education, she has been an instructor at Dalhousie and a mentor to dental students in her practice; and also in her own continuing education as a dentist. She graduated from the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in 2005-2009 and the F.O.R.C.E. program in orthodontics in 2001, and is active in study groups with the Pankey Institute and the Atlantic Dental Implant study club.
Joanne stays active by running and skiing, and enjoys playing the piano, travelling, cooking and spending time with her family.