Our dentists and team proudly offer comprehensive dentistry in Milton, Massachusetts, to help you create a healthier smile that you will love showing off. When you meet with Drs. Kevin Thomas, Richard Thomas, Peter Rider and Gyusik Cho, we are sure you will see what a difference our care can make. To learn more about our dental team at Thomas Family Dental Associates, we invite you to read through our team biographies below.


Susan — Patient Coordinator and Office Manager

Susan has been with our practice for over 10 years. She has been in the dental field for over 40 years. She is a graduate of the Northeastern University dental assisting program, completing her studies there in 1978. Susan keeps our office running smoothly and helps each patient have a pleasant experience.

In her free time, Susan enjoys camping and boating. She is married with two sons. Her older son is serving in the Navy, and the younger son is serving in the Air Force. She and her spouse are so proud of their sons and their choice to serve their country.

“We are a family-based dental practice. I love watching the young ones grow and having first and second-generation patients.” — Susan



Debbie — Dental Hygienist

Debbie has been with our team for over 20 years. She received her education at Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and Northeastern University.

When not at work, Debbie enjoys tennis, fitness, entertaining and traveling.

“I enjoy what I do and the connection I share with my patients. I’ve been with this practice for many years, and I think it helps patients to see a friendly and familiar face. I try to put my patients at ease, and I look forward to seeing them. I work with a great group of people and do my best to help out where I’m needed when I can.” — Debbie



Kimberly — Dental Hygienist

Kimberly is a dental hygienist at our office and joined the team in March of 2018. She is a graduate of

Mount Ida College, completing her studies in 2011. She has great time management skills and helps keep the office running smoothly. When she isn’t at work, Kimberly likes spending time with her spouse and three daughters.

“I absolutely love my work family. I have the best job in the world, and I contribute by having exceptional interpersonal communication skills to educate and motivate patients in healthy general and oral health. I am patient and comforting with patients who may have a fear of coming into the dental office and am understanding of their fears. It’s my job to make every patient relaxed and comfortable by fully explaining the health reasons and steps behind everything I do inside a patient’s mouth.” — Kimberly



Melissa — Dental Hygienist

Melissa has been with our team since 2012. You can find her in both of our dental offices. At our office, patient care is the number one goal for our team, and Melissa contributes to that, providing the best possible care for our patients.

She is married with two sons, and in her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, kayaking and watching her boys play hockey.



Dawn — Lead Dental Assistant

Dawn graduated from the dental assisting program at Massasoit Community College in 2007 and holds certifications as a CDA (certified dental assistant) and as a CPFDA (certified preventive functions dental assistant). Following graduation, she became a member on the board of advisors and enjoys training dental assistant students. She is also a licensed RDA in the state of Massachusetts. Dawn joined Thomas Family Dental Associates in September 2014, and loves being part of a practice that she can call home and a team she can call family. Dawn loves being a dental assistant and embraces all her responsibilities to deliver quality care to our patients at all times.

Prior to dental assisting Dawn tended carpenters alongside my father as a union laborer of South Boston Local 223 for six and a half years. Her hobbies include meditation, self-healing and finding new adventures such as flying a helicopter, glider plane and hot air balloon to hang gliding, parasailing, skydiving and being part of a dog team. She has one Siberian husky, Merin, and recently welcomed her son, Dawson. Dawn’s greatest adventure now is being a mother.



Darlene – Registered Dental Assistant

Darlene has over 28 years of experience in the dental field. She initially joined our team in 2007. Over the years she has left and returned several times, and has found that coming back to our office is like coming home. She was originally trained in Braintree, and then received certifications in Component Infection Control and Chairside Assisting. She has also received three certifications in radiology, two from BU and one from MASS Dental Society. She loves our patients and seeing their loyalty to our doctors and team as they come back again and again. Darlene is willing to do whatever it takes to help our office run smoothly, from assisting the doctors to helping out at the front desk. She enjoys helping people and seeing them smile when they are finished with their treatment.

Darlene has one daughter who lives in Charleston, SC, and is a Business Administrator, and one son who owns his own business in Holbrook, MA. She also has two grandchildren. In her spare time Darlene enjoys golf, photography, bowling, traveling and taking boat rides. She is also a public notary.