By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2010
Dr. Dirk Thomas, Kim LeFlore and Dr. Robert Vincent of Thomas Dental & Eye Care in Owasso.
Doctors Dirk and Lanita Thomas, of the Thomas Dental & Eye Care offices in Owasso, are pleased to provide big-city care with small-town service. As the holidays and the end of the year approach, now is the time to address your dental and eye care needs, and receive full benefit from your 2010 healthcare allowances.
The best plan for great vision and proper oral health is regular checkups and preventative care. At their offices in the Cornerstone Shopping Center, the Thomas’ take the time to give thorough examinations and prefer to address any potential problems early. Proper scheduling gives each patient about an hour in the office and assures they have time to share their concerns. “It’s so important for people to communicate well with their doctor,” explains Dr. Dirk. “You can’t do that if you are being rushed through the examination to get someone else in the seat.”
The Thomas patients are greeted with cushy leather couches, softly scented candles and a spa-like atmosphere. Dental patients can sit back and relax in the memory foam chairs, slip on the headphones, and enjoy the quiet or watch a favorite family movie on the television screens mounted over each chair while their dental work is performed.
Dr. Dirk and his dental staff utilize the latest technology, including intra-oral cameras so that doctor and patient can take a look at the issues together and decide on priorities in care. “There’s good enough to get by, and then there’s taking it to the next level.” While they excel at service, they are still competitive on pricing, and Dr. Thomas points out it is a much better value to keep your teeth healthy and keep what you have.
If you are looking for great vision care, the other side of the office is the place to visit. Dr. Lanita Thomas is an optometrist who started her practice in Owasso in 2000, creating a stylish eyeglass boutique that rivals any selection in the region. While Dr. Lanita is caring for her and Dirk’s four young children at home, the practice has continued to grow, and Robert Vincent, O.D., has recently joined the eye care team.
Dr. Vincent is in the office full time Monday through Friday and also believes in taking the time to do things correctly. Dr. Vincent shared that besides vision problems, many health problems can be seen during a thorough eye exam, including issues with diabetes, heart health, high cholesterol and many more. Many customers come to Thomas Dental & Eye Care after becoming frustrated with the high-volume, quick-exam style of discount optometry shops. “It’s always a better value to pay for quality once, rather than discounted services over and over.”
If you are looking for a unique gift for a loved one, or yourself, consider custom sunglasses or safety glasses. Thomas carries the largest selection of Oakley and Maui Jim sunglasses in the state, and because they are a professional office, there is no sales tax charged, saving you more than eight percent over a mall purchase. Your glasses will be professionally fit to your face, offer precision prescription strength and provide incredible clarity.
Many people wear safety glasses to work each day, and Thomas Dental & Eye Care can provide custom-fitted, prescription glasses that can be personalized with your favorite team colors, ultra light weight lenses, or an engraved name or logo on the lens. Best of all, Thomas Dental & Eye Care services what they sell, so there’s no worry if you need your glasses refitted or wish to order again in the future.
Thomas Dental & Eye Care is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and both practices are accepting new patients. Emergency appointments are available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call them at (918) 376-2700.