Thomas G. Rice, DDS, MPH
“I enjoy helping people who want to improve the appearance of their teeth and function of their bite. I want to give them a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. It is particularly amazing to see a patient’s personality change because of the confidence their new smile has given them. I take great pride in providing high-quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages and find joy in witnessing such exciting transformations.
I feel fortunate to be in a position where I can have a positive impact on the people in my community. It is a privilege to have the confidence of my patients, and I work hard to deserve their trust.” – Dr. Rice
Education and Experience
Dr. Thomas Rice attended Columbia University in New York City for his dental education, earning Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Public Health degrees. He completed his General Practice Residency with the US Air Force and the University of California at Davis before spending seven years in active service as a general dentist in the US Air Force where he earned the rank of Major. He was stationed at Travis AFB in California, Okinawa, Japan, and Loring AFB in Maine.
Dr. Rice participates in many courses in order to improve the quality of care he offers and maintain his state-of-the-art practice. He takes advantage of numerous continuing education opportunities through Merrymeeting Bay Dentists, Spear Dental Study Group, the American Association of Orthodontists, and Invisalign®. Dr. Rice is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
He is an active member of the following professional organizations:
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Maine Association of Orthodontists, Past President
- Maine Dental Association
- Merrymeeting Bay Dental Association, Past President
Outside the Office
Dr. Rice is a native of Boston and currently lives in Bath with his wife, Julie. They have three grown children, Elizabeth, Shannon, and David. He enjoys spending his free time with his family, boating, fishing, playing golf, gardening, reading, and completing crossword puzzles.
Dr. Rice believes that his commitment to his community goes beyond providing orthodontic services. He volunteers his skills at the Oasis Dental Clinic and supports local schools, libraries, and the YMCA throughout the year.