Dr. Thomas McDermott was born and raised on the north side of Chicago in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods. Growing up, Dr. McDermott attended St. Gertrude grammar school and Loyola Academy High School in Wilmette. Dr. McDermott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loyola University (1978), and later earned both his dental degree (1985) and law degree (1995) from the same institution. Dr. McDermott now resides in Midlothian with his wife and three daughters.
Having practiced dentistry for over thirty years, Dr. McDermott believes that oral health cannot be separated from general health. Thanks to modern medicine, the American population is living longer. This increased longevity, however, has created challenges for oral health. For example, many medications that allow a person to live a long and happy live often decrease salivary flow, which in turn, negatively affects the person’s teeth. Dr. McDermott’s goal is to keep his patients’ natural teeth as healthy, beautiful, and long-living as they are.