Dr. Tom won a grant to play football for Washington University in St. Louis. After graduating Sum Laude, he worked doing research for a well published pediatrician researcher at Washington University School of Medicine. He had wanted to work in health care ever since his mom read the Louis Pasteur Story to him at the age of 5. Dr. Tom decided to pursue dentistry after visiting Washington University School of Dental Medicine.
After graduating from Washington University with his DMD, he joined the Navy Dental Corps and served three years of active duty. He remained in the reserves for an additional nine years; during this time, he attended the University of Illinois at Chicago pediatric dental program. Following graduation, he worked under a pediatric dentist who served as his mentor for four years. Dr. Tom opened Just for Kids in 1987 and has been serving the dental needs of children and adolescents in the Naperville area since. His commitment to "treating your child the way I wished I had been treated" is carried out by every member of the Just for Kids team, including his daughter, Dr. Eryn. Dr. Tom is proud and delighted that Dr. Eryn joined the practice in 2012. "My goal of raising generations of kids who do not fear dental visits is well founded and will continue with the addition of my daughter to fulfill the same commitment in the future."
In addition to practicing dentistry Dr. Tom enjoys spending time in the outdoors at home and in Wisconsin. He loves traveling with his wife, Mary, and considers himself very fortunate to have two wonderful children, Sean and Eryn. "Being with my family and our dog, Dingle, makes me feel complete."