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My love of dentistry began on the many trips from Gatesville to Waco to see my orthodontist. As a small child, I had very large “buck” teeth, so at age 14 my mother and I were on a mission to correct this problem. Over the next four years of not only metal braces but with the additional around the head gear, my teeth and future career path were transformed. I developed a close relationship with Dr. Ed Taylor who always kept me entertained with his hunting and fishing stories which were of great interest to me. This relationship sealed the deal for me.
When I entered Baylor University, I chose a pre-dental, pre-med career path. After graduating cum laude from Baylor and being accepted by several dental schools across the nation, I chose to go to Baylor Dental in Dallas. Once I started dental school, my interest in all areas of dentistry broadened. While I still had a great interest in orthodontics, I loved learning all aspects of dentistry.
This love of learning has continued throughout my career. I have always wanted to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry. This has led to a journey of continuing education throughout my career at such prestigious institutions as the Pankey Institute in Florida, Dr. Pete Dawson’s Institute, Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry, Doctors for Conscience Sedation as well too many others to list. As I continue to grow and learn in dentistry, I realized that it was also important for me to invest in the education and development of my staff to better serve our patients. As a doctor, I feel proud that our entire team is well trained in the latest techniques and whatever I invest in the education of my staff is reflected in the best treatment of our patients.
Today, I still love learning the latest techniques in dentistry, working with our patients and also “hunting and fishing” with my family.
My confidence in my smile has vastly improved with the total mouth restoration. My friends tell me I smile a lot more! I would like to commend Dr. Thrasher and all of his staff for the care they provided me throughout the procedure! From the meticulous "get it right" craftsmanship of Dr. Thrasher's dental work to the staff's friendly "help you in anyway" attitude, made my experience first rate.
Dr. Thrasher has literally saved me from dentures by capping my teeth with zirconium lava crowns. That, coupled with regular hygiene visits and education on home hygiene, I am now able to smile with confidence. Thanks again Dr. Thrasher.
I am totally pleased with the look, feel and comfort of my Lumineers. Dr. Thrasher and his staff made it all a very pleasant and painless experience.
I am very pleased with my new smile. Before my lumineers I did not like photographs, now I can smile with confidence!
I have seen 6 dentists since 1995 who fashioned my denture with buck teeth, large teeth, too large for my face. It was one disappointment after another until I met Dr. Thrasher who gave me back my smile. Because of Dr Thrasher, I have a smile, a “millionaire smile.” Dr. Thrasher is an artist and he will not let you take your denture unless you are absolutely satisfied. To me, Dr. Thrasher has performed a miracle. There is no dentist like Dr. Thrasher. I am so grateful to him. I have smiled all of my life and it has been emotionally painful not to be able to smile. Now I can have a millionaire’s smile. Dr Thrasher is a Torch Bearer, always providing the best of cosmetic dentistry in Waco, TX.
The dental team is very professional and friendly. They explain in understandable terms the procedure to be done and future are of your teeth - the best is the appointments are timed so there is little wait time and you are greated by name as you come in - the personal touch.
APRIL 8, 2013
I DID NOT REALIZE HOW BAD MY TEETH WERE. I LOOK AT AMAZEMENT AT MY SMILE AT LEAST TEN TIMES A DAY, IF NOT MORE. I LOOK AT THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES AND STILL CANNOT BELIEVE MY EYES! I CANNOT BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE! I HAVE HAD PEOPLE LOOK AT ME AND SAY ABOUT MY SMILE – YOU JUST LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE THIS GLOW ABOUT YOU. OR YOU LOOK 10-YEARS YOUNGER. OR HOW MUCH WEIGHT HAVE YOU LOST? ONE LADY SAID YOUR TEETH LOOK SO WHITE IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE BABY TEETH – UNADULTERATED! I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW SATISFIED I AM WITH DR. THRASHER. CONCERNING MY OVERBITE THAT DR. THRASHER CORRECTED FOR ME, I HAD ONE DENTIST TELL ME THAT I NEEDED BRACES, CAN YOU IMAGINE AT MY AGE? WITH THAT SAID, I CANNOT THANK DR. THRASHER AND HIS STAFF FOR ALL THE HELP, CONCERN, AND LOVING ATTENTION I RECEIVED AS AN INDIVIDUAL! THANK YOU DR. THRASHER!
"I am so happy with my new look, just sorry I waited so long. Everyone treats you like family and so caring!"
“I have been the type of patient who brings in baggage regarding dental care. Since I was 8 years old I have had to visit the dentist for fillings due to (I know now) lack of calcium in my body. This traumatized me to where I dreaded going in during my teenage years. As I matured, I knew the need and struggled with poor results from various dentists. The last horror was a root canal and crown that failed and I was screaming in pain when I drank coffee. The result was the removal of my tooth.
Then I happened to find Dr. Thrasher by chance. His staff immediately made me feel secure that what they did was in my best interest. The cleaning of my teeth by Katie was painless and I didn’t feel like my teeth were going to fall out! Then I met Dr. Thrasher and his team who then evaluated and planned my dental care. I never knew I grinded my teeth which caused stress fractures and that I could once again enjoy cold beverages. Yes… he made it happen!”
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Our office is conveniently located at 7124 Woodway Drive in Waco, TX.
This office is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
You've been looking for quality dental care that is convenient and versatile, but you also want a dentist who is both gentle and experienced. Michael Thrasher, D.D.S. and his genial staff pride themselves in offering friendly and affordable dentistry to their Waco patients. We are highly trained in a wide range of dental treatment options, from regular checkups and teeth cleaning to more complex dental problems. You can relax, knowing that you are getting the most effective and convenient dental care available.
At Hillcrest Dental Care we believe that proper care of your teeth and gums is an investment that lasts a lifetime. Our goal is to establish a long-term personal relationship with you and we're always pleased to offer affordable care and appointment that fit your busy schedule.
If you're looking for qualaity dentistry, call us today at (254) 848-6696. Or fill out our online form for easy scheduling. At Hillcrest Dental Care, we have several payment options and we're available when it's convenient for you.