Our Practice

Family Dentistry | Creve Coeur, MO

Our staff provides caring and friendly family dentistry to the Creve Coeur & St. Louis area. Learn more about our staff below.

the staff of michael e. thum family dentistry


dr. michael e thum DDSDr. Michael Thum DDS

Born and raised in St. Louis near Sunset Hills. Dr. Thum completed his high school education at St. Louis University High in 1971. He then continued his education at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri where he acquired a degree in 3 years with a Bachelor of Science and a double major in Chemistry and Psychology. Dr. Thum was immediately accepted to the University of Missouri School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1978.

Dr. Thum takes much pride in his dedication to continuing his expertise in the field of Family Dentistry. A highlight of his accomplishments includes many hours of continuing education and his experience at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. His staff and patients admire his sincere, unique and no nonsense approach to achieving complete health with ease, empathy and understanding.


charlene thum, registered dental hygienistCharlene Thum

Registered Dental Hygienist
Longest standing member of the team. Committed to the field of family dentistry in 1974 and was there to help establish the practice in 1978. Charlene is extremely dedicated to her role as educator and ensuring our patient’s dental health and well being. Her loyalty to the practice and our patients never goes unnoticed.

courtney, registered dental hygienistCourtney

Registered Dental Hygienist
Courtney became a most welcomed member of our team in 2011. Courtney takes her role of treating and maintaining gum health very seriously with a warm and comforting manner. Her dedication to our patients has been very rewarding to the practice and we are thrilled to have her on our team.

michelle, registered dental hygienistMichelle

Registered Dental Hygienist
A member of the practice since 2010. Michelle is also very committed to her profession as educator. Her knowledge and expertise is greatly appreciated and we are confident in her role to provide quality dental health to our patients. Michelle, along with the entire hygiene team, takes pride in providing sincere one on one attention.

amy, certified dental assistantAmy

Certified Dental Assistant
Amy joined us in 2000 as Dr. Thum’s senior assistant. Her long standing relationship with our practice comes with sincere appreciation. Amy’s knowledge and talents are superior. Her expertise is crucial in helping Dr. Thum deliver quality dental care. Her upbeat and casual style makes our patient’s experience a good one.

kathy, insurance specialist / accounts managerKathy

Insurance Specialist/Accounts Manager
Kathy also has been a most appreciated member of our team for 10 years. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful assisting our patients with their insurance needs and questions. Kathy is very passionate about patients getting the most out of their benefits. Her expertise in accounts managing is superb.

kayla, Certified Dental Assistant / Appointment CoordinatorKayla

Certified Dental Assistant/Appointment Coordinator
The newest member of both our business and clinical team. Kayla joined us in 2010 after graduating from Missouri College of Dental Assisting. We greatly appreciate her friendly, caring and youthful voice as she welcomes our patients calls.

Kayla is very understanding of time and busy schedules and we are thrilled to have her well rounded support throughout our office.