Meet the Doctor
Dr. Thomas E. Berchtold
Dr. Berchtold loves the practice of orthodontics because he values the interaction he gets to enjoy with patients and parents. Dr. Berchtold truly believes that his job is to create strong and fulfilled individuals through charity, respect, and the development of a beautiful smile.
Dr. Berchtold grew up in Brigham City, Utah until the time he served a two year LDS mission in Toronto, Canada. After his mission, he attended Utah State University and was awarded the Health Profession Scholarship from the United States Navy. He then attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and graduated magna cum laude with his D.D.S in 2002. He was commissioned in the US Navy in 2002 and has been on active duty until the present day. He attended an Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Jacksonville Florida for one year and learned more about each specialty in dentistry. After practicing five years as a general dentist, he attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department and in 2010, graduated with his Master’s Degree and a certificate in the Specialty of Orthodontics. As a lifelong student of his profession, Dr. Berchtold achieved his board certification as an orthodontist becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an accomplishment only 1 in 3 orthodontist complete during their career.
Dr. Berchtold has been married to his lovely wife, Julie for 25 years and they have four children that have followed them around through all of their adventures all over the world (ask Dr. Berchtold why he loved living in Japan if you have the time to talk for an hour!) He enjoys road biking, golfing, swimming, fitness activities of any variety all so he can have his other joy…eating good food. A little well known fact is that Dr. B has completed 5 half Ironman triathlons and 3 marathons, one of them in Phoenix!!!