Meet Dr. Thacker
I grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada where my family was in the food and lodging business. I decided I wanted to become a dentist and so I put myself through University while working construction. I graduated Dentistry from the University of Manitoba in 1995.
I opened my own practice in Vernon, British Columbia from 1995 to 2001. I was looking for a change and warmer weather (although I love to ski) and welcomed the opportunity to visit Grand Cayman and meet Dr. Tharp. Right away I knew this is where I wanted to be and so I took over Smile Dental Clinic when Dr. Tharp retired.
I am here now 11 years and consider Cayman my home! My passion has somewhat shifted to Orthodontics and Myofunctional Therapy (bad habits that affect the teeth) but I am still very much involved with Smile Dental Clinic, Island Smile Orthodontics, and Island Smile Implant Centre.
I enjoy reaching out and offering free dental care to those in poor isolated communities and so my staff and I have travelled to Peru many times since 2005.
When I am not at work or attending dental workshops, seminars or trade shows, I enjoy sailing, snowboarding and I entertain many on my unicycle!