Welcome! My name is Jarrod Thomas. Since 2009, I have had the privilege of being a part of the Area Dental Clinic team, serving patients of all ages with a wide range of dental needs. It is truly rewarding to practice amongst my family and friends in the Watertown area. Additionally, I’m proud to have expanded our top-notch services and locations to further care for the good people of Jefferson, Beaver Dam, and their surrounding communities. My focus, both in and out of the office, has always been to put people first and that is something that will never change.
Since a young age, I have been fascinated by the work my father did as a Dentist and Oral Surgeon. I had my own Play-Doh drill and fill set and would play dentist, helping “Mr. Doh” every opportunity I had! If you ask my mother, she would tell you I said I wanted to be a dentist from the time I started speaking and never changed course. Helping people with their dental needs is truly my life-long passion.
I attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed an honors thesis in the Department of Biochemistry. From there, I graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry and went on to complete a General Practice Residency in Denver, Colorado at the Veterans Hospital. I have completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate training in orthodontics (including Invisalign), dental implants, laser therapy, and sleep apnea and oral appliances. These experiences and continued training help me provide you with comfortable, esthetic, predictable and long-lasting care with the most current technology available.
Community is important and I am a firm believer in giving back to the community that supports me. As a co-founder of The Run Turkey Run (www.therunturkeyrun.com), an annual Thanksgiving Day 5k event that donates all proceeds to local charities since 2012, I am proud of the fun and ever-growing participation of our community, surrounding communities, and their visiting families. To help keep our community’s young smiles healthy, I established the “Seal a Smile Program” for the Watertown School District in 2013. As a believer that a healthy mind and body are just as important as, and correlated to, a healthy mouth, I am an active chairman of the board for both the Watertown YMCA and the Watertown/Oconomowoc Interurban Trail, which is a recreational trail that is being constructed connecting the two communities. I am also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Watertown Rotary Club, where I am a Paul Harris Fellow and past president.
In and out of the office, you will almost always find me with a smile on my face. I am continuously inspired by and grateful for our loyal patients and dedicated team. Furthermore, I am so thankful for my wife and two children, who fill my every day with love, sunshine, and support. When out of the office, I enjoy alpine skiing, bicycling, running, spending time on our Christmas tree farm, and avidly supporting local and state sports teams.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about me and my team. I welcome new and returning patients of all ages and look forward to providing you reasons to smile!