Meet the Team
Thomas A. Becher, DMD
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Becher (Dr. Tom) is a board certified specialist in pediatric dentistry, an accomplishment attained by fewer than 5% of all dentists, and has been engaged in the private practice of pediatric dentistry in Worthington, Ohio, since 1983. After graduation from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, he completed his specialty training at the Mott Children’s Health Center /Hurley Medical Center in central Michigan.During this 2 year residency of formal training he received comprehensive didactic and clinical instruction in all aspects of dentistry for infants, children, and adolescents, with particular emphasis on age appropriate orthodontics designed to maximize the combined benefits of orthodontics and natural growth and development.
Dr. Tom spent his formative years in Louisville, Kentucky, the youngest of 3 brothers and a younger sister. He developed his love for pediatric dentistry during a dental externship on a Montana Indian reservation. It was there, in the foothills of the Rockies, that he first experienced both the responsibility and the personal satisfaction of managing the dental care of children. It was this enthusiasm and passion for pediatric dentistry that catapulted his thinking and was manifested in the creation of “the Greatest Smiles on Earth.”
“The Greatest Smiles on Earth” is a planned office environment and treatment modalities exclusively designed for the comfort and care of your child. By offering complete dental care, including orthodontics, in one central location, Dr. Tom has created a true “dental home” for your child, as well as a convenience for you. This unique concept nurtures the development of strong interpersonal relationships and clear communication among patients, parents, doctor, and staff.
Dr. Tom is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Orthodontic Society. He regularly participates in continuing education to augment his knowledge and to advance his skills. He was elected into the Beta Delta Fraternity, an honorary dental fraternity for oral medicine and oral pathology. He has received the Certificate of Merit from the American Society of Dentistry for Children. He was awarded a Meritorious Presentation at the Frank V. Hodges Research Forum, Hurley Medical Center.
Dr. Tom is married, has two sons, and one grand dog, Bogey.
Kala is the cheery voice and pleasant smile that greets you at our office. She is the “concierge” of our practice, manages the daily activities of our office, and can assist you with all your insurance and accounting needs. She bubbles with energy and enthusiasm, and always brightens our day.
Kala is the proud mother of 2 wonderful little boys. She loves all sports, playing board games, taking vacations to Florida, eating tacos, and being a “mommy!”
Haeli is a life-long resident of the central Ohio community and a graduate of Bishop Ready High School. She attended The Ohio State University and recently completed her dental assisting certification.
Haeli is the right and left hand of Dr. Tom. She is also a licensed dental radiographer and performs much of our in-house lab work. Haeli is the person who will be holding your child’s hand throughout any difficult procedure.
Haeli approaches each day enthusiastically and loves working with patients. When away from work, she likes to remain active and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Lexi is a gentle and skilled hygienist who exhibits a genuine love and passion for working with children. She possesses an uncanny ability and the patience to relax the most anxious child during the hygiene visit.
Inspired by her childhood dental experience, Lexi passionately pursued a career in pediatric dental hygiene. She graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene while specializing in Child and Family Development. She also serves as a delegate to the Columbus Dental Hygiene Association and was a past President of The Ohio State University Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygiene Association.
Lexi enjoys trying out new recipes, reading, painting, traveling, watching the latest Netflix series, and eating “talenti salted caramel gelato.”