Meet Dr. Thacker

Dentistry has been a rewarding career for me in many ways. The greatest reward is in seeing generations of families coming to me for their dental care. Many grandparents in my practice were once new parents themselves when they first became patients. Now, their children are bringing the grandchildren to me for dental care. I’m honored to have earned their trust and take great pride in seeing my work stand the test of time. I get to see first-hand that significantly improving my patient’s smile and oral health, significantly improves their lives.

Education and Experience

Inspired at Gonzaga Prep High School in Spokane to study the sciences, I graduated with honors from Washington State University with a degree in Microbiology and Public Health. After earning my dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, I began practicing dentistry as a Captain in the US Air Force at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. While in the service, I completed additional training through oral surgery and periodontal rotations. In 1989, I returned to the Northwest and began practicing in Kingston. 

To keep up with the changes and innovations in dentistry, I continue my education by taking a number of courses annually. I stay current with advances in dental research and keep up with advancements in technology and improvements in providing excellent patient care.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Kitsap County Implant Study Club
  • Kitsap County Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Outside the Office

My wife Mary (“T.C.”) and I enjoy spending time with our daughter Shannon, our son Ben, and our Golden Retriever, Hogan.  We enjoy running, hiking, fishing, and boating together all year long. However, golf is my biggest passion and that is what I most enjoy sharing with my family and friends.