Meet the Doctors
Skokie, IL Dentist
Dr. Richard Schmidt
Skokie dentist, Dr. Richard Schmidt has committed his career to providing the most advanced treatment for his patients. He treats children, adults, and senior citizens. He is dedicated to learning new techniques to keep his patients healthy and smiling. He is an active member in the prestigious Seattle Study Club where he joins other dentists in learning the most advanced treatment techniques. This provides him with the opportunity to learn directly from the leaders in dentistry. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, The Illinois State Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society.
In 1988, Dr. Schmidt graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry. Upon completion of his Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he joined Illinois Masonic Hospital as a General Practice Resident. He was invited to become the Chief Dental Resident the following year where he not only honed his skills but was responsible for mentoring the other residents. When he finished his residency he worked as an associate before settling down in his own practice.
Practicing in Skokie for the past 30 years, Dr. Schmidt has made his mark as a caring compassionate dentist that always has his patients’ best interest at heart. Along with his passion for dentistry, Dr. Schmidt enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He likes all sports especially tennis, skiing, and golf.
Dr. Michael Thomas
Hello! My name is Dr. Michael Thomas. I am excited to be joining the amazing team at Lifetime Dentistry of Skokie and helping Dr. Schmidt give you the already amazing dental care you are used to receiving.
I am from southeastern Michigan originally and did all my studies, undergraduate and dental, at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). Similar to Dr. Schmidt’s career pathway, I did an intensive two-year hospital dentistry residency in Fresno, California at the Community Medical Centers and Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Fresno. While in residency, I was able to comprehensively treat medically compromised patients in a hospital setting and gain additional training in complex dental procedures. Giving back to others is a big virtue of mine and I have been grateful of the incredible opportunities to do volunteer dentistry in dental school and residency.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, reading about history, and cheering on the Michigan Wolverines in sports. I recently got married to my wife from Canada and it has been thrilling to navigate our new life together. I look forward to getting to know you and your families!