Our Team

At James W. Thomas, DDS, INC, we are privileged to employ a passionate group of professionals who work harmoniously together to offer comprehensive dental care for patients in Oxford, OH and surrounding areas. Our staff is expertly trained in advanced dental treatments and managing oral hygiene to enhance your overall health. Comprised of office personnel, dental assistants, and registered dental hygienists, we are committed to providing you with an exceptional experience from the moment you set foot in our practice. We seek to help you achieve your ideal results so we work with you on an individual level to discuss your goals and form a customized treatment plan that targets them. We can't wait to get started so schedule an appointment today!


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Patty Whipple – Front Desk

Patty grew up in Liberty, IN and has worked in our front office since 1998. Her hobbies include spending time with her seven grandchildren, sewing, baking, and reading.

Jody Swafford – Dental Assistant

Jody grew up near College Corner, OH. She graduated from Union County High School in 1991 and went on to attend the Institute of Medical and Dental Technology, graduating in 1992. Jody has been assisting for 18 years, 14 of those with our practice. Her hobbies include supporting her four children in all their sporting events (football, baseball, golf, and choir). She also loves spending time with her husband, Max, and all of their family and friends. Jody is very much of a people person, and as an assistant, she enjoys getting to know our patients and their families. Her goal is to make people feel good about themselves and their appearance.

Gayla Ford – Dental Hygienist

Gayla received her certificate of dental hygiene from Ohio State University in 1973 and went on to receive a BS in education from Ohio State University in 1974. She worked eight years for the Ohio Department of Health doing a dental fluoride program in elementary schools in 18 counties in Southwest Ohio. She also served as a dental technician in the U.S. Navy Reserves in Glenview, IL 1979 – 1981. Gayla has worked as a dental hygienist in our practice since 1987. Her hobbies include completing any type of puzzle, spending time with her two grandsons, and reading. She enjoys her profession as she feels that she can contribute to her patients' total health and make their lives better through her positive reinforcement of their oral health.

Mindy Davidson – Dental Hygienist

Mindy was born and raised in Oxford, OH. She received her associate degree in applied science from Sinclair Community College in 1993. Mindy has been a practicing dental hygienist for 17 years. Her hobbies include camping, water sports, playing card games, and watching her youngest son play sports.

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5279 Morning Sun Rd,

Oxford, OH 45056

Call: 513-613-4391

Trusted, Proven

Dr. Thomas and his staff are excellent! They are professional, friendly, and easy-going! My husband and I highly recommend them. (Our eight-year-old grandson really enjoys his visits!) Phyllis Keating

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Quality service and good advice!

M.J. Google

Had a great experience with this dental office!

A.H. Google

This is the BEST place to have your teeth cleaned or any dental work. I was always afraid of going to the dentist because of the pain it caused me but I have NEVER been in pain with these dentist. The Dentist and staff are excellent!! The best ever!!!

D.C. Google

I was very impressed with the cleanliness and procedures to rinse with listerine/perioxide before my teeth cleaning. Thanks for the worry free experience!

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