Dr. Ian Thomas grew up in a land far, far away – a magical land of queens, castles and a delicious food called fish n’ chips. Yet, in 2000 while Dr. Thomas was traveling, he met someone who changed his life so drastically he gladly traded in the warm beer and the rain for his new best friend for life, Ranita. Now, several moons and four children later, Dr. Thomas couldn’t imagine being anywhere else than right here in the United States.
When he’s not obsessing over teeth, you’ll find him working out, following his favorite soccer team from England (Liverpool), coaching sports or making memories with family and friends. For Dr. Thomas, this is more than a 9 to 5 job – this is his passion. Every day he gets to help people find their smiles. “The best part of my day is seeing a patient’s self-esteem skyrocket once they finally see the results. That moment is everything,” Dr. Thomas said.
Dr. Thomas graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry. While there, he won numerous awards for his skill, talent, and dedication to patient care – including the prestigious Roy Ullnick Humanitarian Award. After dental school, Dr. Thomas received his orthodontic training at Montefiore Hospital in New York where he was a part of their esteemed craniofacial team. So, when it comes to creating a healthier smile that also fits with your facial aesthetics, Dr. Thomas is your guy.
He has worked tirelessly to build the kind of practice that his staff love to work at and his patients love to come to. For a number of years, he has been looking to find a colleague that possesses the skills and talents to elevate the practice even further. Look no further than Dr. Gray.
Dr. Gray is a Philadelphia native who has settled in Center City with her husband, pup, and newborn. While she earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Wake Forest in North Carolina, not much could keep her away from her hometown. She returned to Philadelphia to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. After completing her DMD with honors, she continued at Temple for her orthodontic residency and earned her certificate in the specialty of orthodontics and a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. She is an active member of the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists, and is board certified with the American Board of Orthodontics.
Outside of her professional achievements, she enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with her family, watching every superhero movie, and doing home renovations with her husband. Dr. Gray strives to make every patient feel welcome and most importantly, comfortable and confident in their smiles.
We didn’t hire just anyone. We sought only paragons of awesomeness. People at the top of their class and at the top of their game. But not only that, we looked for people that have a passion for not only making people smile, but making people feel good about themselves. So, if you ask our patients what makes Springfield Orthodontics in Delaware County so great the answer is simple – it’s these peeps.
Our office was designed to make our patients feel comfortable, happy, pampered and – most importantly – safe. That’s why we’ve put in place several procedures in order to keep our patients and our staff happy, healthy, and smiling. Below are a few pictures of our office. Click through them to get a glimpse of what our office is like. Then, schedule a tour and we’ll show you where smiles are made.
When we set out to create a state-of-the-art orthodontic practice in Delaware County, we knew we wanted to be conveniently located in Springfield. The people are not just super nice and friendly, but they have welcomed Dr. Thomas and his family with open arms.
Our office prides itself on being welcoming, friendly, fun, and at times, silly. First and foremost, we go out of our way to make every patient feel safe coming into our office. That’s why we have instituted special guidelines in order to keep our staff and patients safe and healthy while they’re here.
For us, this isn’t just where we work, it’s our home. And, to us, our patients aren’t patients – they’re our friends – our extended family. That’s why we believe it’s so important for us to give back to those that have given us so much. Below are just a few of the organizations we support that help us spread smiles to people not only in our community, but also all over the United States.
Their mission is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, researching new treatments, and encouraging others – especially children – to get involved and make a difference for kids with cancer.[Learn More]
For almost 100 years, the March of Dimes has helped millions of babies not only survive but be able to grow up. We’re proud to help this national organization level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics.[Learn More]
Springfield Orthodontics worked in conjunction with The Boys and Girls Club of Chester and a local organization “Release the Brakes” (founded by a patient of Springfield Orthodontics) to help bring orthodontic care to many children who otherwise would not have been able to receive it.[Learn More]
GiveWell’s goal is to produce the world’s top research on where to give. Free, for everyone, GiveWell recommends a small number of charities that do an incredible amount of good. You choose the top charity (or charities) you prefer, or have GiveWell direct your donation where it will help the most.[Learn More]
If you, your school, or your organization has a cause that you’d like us to consider supporting, click here to tell us about your organization and its mission.