At Rutherford Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing you and your child a comfortable, FUN, and kid-friendly experience the moment you both walk through the door. Our goal, as your hometown dentist, is to provide your child with a dental experience that makes him or her feel at ease with our gentle approach.
Our Open-Door Policy allows parents to stay with their child during the appointments so that we can form a team that creates a nurturing and comfortable environment. We are open to all questions that you may have and are very excited to be a part of the town of Spindale!
Our team and doctors, consisting of pediatric specialists and general dentists who focus on children, go way beyond the basics to make sure each visit is safe, relaxed, informative, and fun.
We are ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. Call to schedule your child's better dental experience today, or make an appointment online!
Rutherford Pediatric Dentistry is a division of the Rutherford County Family and Children's Dental practice and a proud affiliate of the NC Pediatric Dentistry Network.
We accept and file most dental insurance plans and are in-network with the major dental insurance companies. We also accept Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice insurances. If you do not see your dental plan listed below as an in-network provider, please do not hesitate to call. We are always interested in doing our best to work with the insurance providers that our patients carry.
"Dr. Thome strives to make every child's visit an enjoyable experience and to help them and their parents understand the essentials for building good dental health."
A native of Colorado, Dr. Thome graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2001. After seven years as a successful general dentist in Kansas City, MO, Dr. Thome decided to pursue his true passion for children's dentistry. He completed his pediatric dental residency at Nova Southeastern University and treated many patients at the renowned Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
Dr. Thome strives to make every child's visit an enjoyable experience and to help them and their parents understand the essentials for building good dental health. He understands that a positive experience combines the very best care tailored to patients' needs with a relationship built on trust and open communication. Dr. Thome believes the experience during a dental visit is just as important as the treatment. He encourages parents to be part of our team during the appointment.
When not helping his young patients build happy smiles, Dr. Thome enjoys the outdoors and especially spending time with his wife and two young children, Robert and Caroline.
Dr. Thome is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).