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CHAIRSIDE® MAGAZINE: Dr. Rolfes, please tell us a bit about your education and background in dentistry.
DR. THOMAS ROLFES: It’s been a pretty linear progression for me. I graduated from dental school in 1984, and my first position post-graduation was actually right here at Smiles4OC. Years ago, when this practice first opened, my mother was the first hygienist they ever hired. So it felt natural for me to join the team. In those days, we had just one senior doctor, who retired in 1986. At that point, I took over the practice.
CM: So you’ve been here at Smiles4OC for your whole dental career. I’m sure you’ve seen the practice evolve quite a bit over time.
TR: Yes, we’ve grown exponentially since the year I took over. We’ve added a few specialists to the staff, and we’ve also grown from one doctor to four. About two years ago my son Tim joined the staff as our most recent doctor, so that’s been exciting and a lot of fun.
CM: What types of procedures does your practice typically handle? Any particular areas of focus?