Dr. Thrasher’s love of dentistry began on the many trips from Gatesville to Waco to see his orthodontist. As a small child, he had very large “buck” teeth, so at age 14, Dr. Thrasher and his mother set out on a mission to correct this problem.
Over the next four years of not only metal braces but also extensive headgear, his teeth and his future career path were transformed. Dr. Thrasher developed a close relationship with Dr. Ed Taylor, who always kept him entertained with hunting and fishing stories, which were of great interest to the then teenager. This relationship sealed the deal for Dr. Thrasher’s future career.
Dr. Thrasher attended Baylor University, where he chose a pre-dental, pre-med career path. After graduating cum laude from Baylor and being accepted by several dental schools across the nation, he chose to go to Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. Once he started dental school, Dr. Thrasher’s interest in all areas of dentistry broadened. While he still had a great interest in orthodontics, he loved learning all aspects of dentistry.
This love of learning has continued throughout Dr. Thrasher’s career. He has always wanted to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry. This has led to a journey of continuing education throughout his career at such prestigious institutions as the Pankey Institute in Florida, The Dawson Academy, the Las Vegas Institute, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and many others.
As Dr. Thrasher continues to grow and learn in dentistry, he has realized that it is also important to invest in the education and development of his staff to better serve our patients. As a doctor, he feels proud that our entire team is well-trained in the latest techniques. Whatever he invests in the education of our staff is reflected in the best treatment for our patients.
Today, Dr. Thrasher still loves learning the latest techniques in dentistry, working with our patients, and also hunting and fishing with his family.