Hope Thomas-Glavin, DDS, a Dentist with Weatherhill Dental / Without Pressure Pike Creek

Get to know Dentist Dr. Hope Thomas-Glavin, who serves patients in Wilmington and Pine Creek, Delaware. 

Dr. Thomas-Glavin is a dentist who is currently serving patients’ dental needs at Weatherhill Dental in Wilmington, Delaware. “We have been improving smiles for years with state-of-the-art crowns and porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. We remain committed to being an enthusiastic team and we are excited about caring for our patients and promoting their lifelong dental health in a respectful and supportive environment” as stated on the practice’s website. 

Dr. Thomas-Glavin is also the owner of Without Pressure Pike Creek in Pike Creek, Delaware. Without Pressure Pike Creek is the first stand alone practice and procedure facility using the techniques pioneered by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “award winning” Practice Without Pressure, Inc. PWP takes its name from a unique practice model that allows people with special needs to receive medical and dental care in a routine setting with simple dignity and respect that they deserve but often do not receive. 

Dr. Thomas-Glavin earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Oklahoma University College of Dentistry in 1989. In 1990, she completed her general practice residency training at the former Wilmington Hospital, Christiana Care Health System (CCHS). Dr. Thomas-Glavin is currently on staff at CCHS where she is an Attendant for dental residents and retains operating room privileges. 

Early in her career as a dentist in Wilmington, Dr. Glavin worked with the New Castle County Vo-Tech programs in various capacities. First, she worked as an instructor for Howard and Del Castle High Schools. Following the teaching position, she went on in an advisory capacity, helping set curriculum and evaluation standards for the New Castle County Vo-Tech schools statewide. She was especially instrumental in the ground-breaking development of the Wellness Clinics in Wilmington public high schools. 

Dr. Glavin-Thomas belonged to the Kent and Sussex Dental Society, where she served as their secretary for two years. As she continued her dental career in Wilmington, she served as secretary for the Delaware Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry. Currently, she serves on the Delaware State Dental Society’s Access to Care Committee. 

Among her volunteer opportunities of the past 25 years, Dr. Thomas-Glavin has served Wilmington citizens in Colgate Give Kids A Smile, Pierre Toussaint Clinic, and Special Olympics Delaware. She frequently speaks at local preschools and MOPS groups to encourage good dental habits among the youngest of citizens. She has also traveled around the world to provide dental services to those less fortunate. 

Dr. Glavin is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Special Care Dentistry Association, and the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. 

Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy. Dr. Thomas-Glavin believes an educated patient is a healthier patient and loves teaching wherever she goes. She believes in giving back to her community from her abundance of blessings. 

Learn More about Dr. Hope Thomas-Glavin:

Through her findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2251824-Hope-Thomas-glavin-dentist-Wilmington-DE-19808, through Weatherhill Dental, https://weatherhilldental.com/sub-menu1/ or through Without Pressure Pike Creek, https://www.pwppikecreek.com/staff 

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