We Have More Than 25 Years Experience

Meet Our Staff

Clifford "Kip" Thomas D.D.S., M.S.
Jolanta Kowalski, R.D.H. - Dental Hygienist

Robin has been in the dental field of 34 years. She has worked in general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics and periodontics. Robin has a blended family of two boys, two girls and five grandchildren. She has a love for all animals and currently has a chocolate lab and a German shephard. She loves to travel and ride her bike in the summer.

Robin Pinter, C.D.A. - Dental Assistant
Patricia Turner, R.D.H. - Dental Hygienist

Lakewood Periodontics was established in 1992. Dr. Clifford Thomas and his staff have been together for many years and they strive to create an atmosphere that is at the same time family oriented and professional. They like to "keep it light," as periodontal treatment can be stressful for the patient. Make no mistake, though, their efforts are solely aimed at producing outstanding results. The patient's well being is the ultimate concern. They work tirelessly to educate and to direct the patient's efforts so that teeth can be maintained for a life time. 

Cathy graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants. She is certified in CPR and licensed in radiography. Cathy has been working in the dental profession for over twenty five years and has been working with Dr. Thomas for the past 20 years. Cathy is married, has two daughters, and a labrador retriever. She enjoys reading, sports and spending time with her family and friends.

Jolanta has been working as a dental hygienist for Dr. Thomas since 2001, upon graduating from the Dental Hygiene Program at Cuyahoga Community College. She also has a certification in both CPR and Local Anesthesia Administration. She and her family came to the United States in 1993 from Poland, where she earned a Bachelor's in Education and a Master's in Speech Pathology. Working with patients and providing oral hygiene care gives her great satisfaction. In her free time, she enjoys reading books, traveling and also cooking for her family.

Cathy Mohnickey - Business Administrator

Patti attended Notre Dame College and Lakeland Community College. She completed her studies at Lakeland Community College earning an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and graduated with honors. She has been employed with Dr. Thomas since 1995. She enjoys working with patients to achieve excellent dental health.

Dr. Thomas was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and received a B.S. in Biology in 1982. He went on to the University of Michigan Dental School in Ann Arbor and received a D.D.S., in 1987. Upon graduation from dental school Dr. Thomas joined the U.S. Navy and spent 3 years as a Navy dentist, honing his skills on unsuspecting Navy recruits. In 1990 Dr. Thomas returned to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and began his specialty training in periodontics, obtaining a Masters of Science in Periodontics. He relocated to Lakewood, Ohio in 1992 and has been a member of the area's dental and periodontal community ever since. 

Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society and the American Academy of Periodontology. He has been an instructor at Case Western University Dental School, the University of Michigan Dental School and Lakeland Community College Dental Hygiene Program. He and his staff attend continuing education courses to keep abreast of the latest developments in periodontal technology.