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Family & Cosmetic Dentists In Flint, MI

Dr. Timothy Vanitvelt

Dr. Vanitvelt was born in Flint and graduated from Powers Catholic High School.

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Southern California and attended Dental School at the University of Detroit, graduating in 1997.  After a two-year associateship in Milford, Michigan, he returned home to Flint to practice in the office he grew up in as a patient and to partner with Dr. Halliday at Villa Linde Dental in 1999.

Dr. Vanitvelt grew up in a dental family; his father was a local Orthodontist. His sister, Dr. Lori Thomas, also a dentist, joined him and Dr. Halliday in 2002.  Dr. Vanitvelt is married and has three children.  He is an active board member in the Genesee District Dental Society and a state delegate in the Michigan Dental Association, while also having membership in the American Dental Association.

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Dr. Lori Thomas

Dr. Lori Thomas was born and raised in Flint, Michigan.

After graduating from the prestigious University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1998, she spent the next four years practicing in Clio, Michigan. In 2002, she happily joined her brother, Dr. Timothy Vanitvelt, and Dr. Richard Halliday in their private practice at Villa Linde Dental in Flint.

Villa Linde Dental has since become Town Center Family Dental. This is the dental practice that Dr. Thomas was a patient in, starting as a young child. Dr. Thomas’ father, a local Orthodontist, introduced her to dentistry at a very young age, and played an integral role in her decision to pursue a career in dentistry.

She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and the Genesee District Dental Society. Dr. Thomas has served on the Board of Directors of the Genesee District Dental Society for 8 years, during which she was both Secretary and President. She has also been a State Delegate in the Michigan Dental Association.

Dr. Thomas enjoys donating her time to her profession and her community. Currently, Dr. Thomas is serving on the Mott Children’s Health Center Board of Directors.

Dr. Richard J. Halliday

Dr. Haliday was born in Flint and graduated from Flushing High School.

He earned his Undergraduate Degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit in 1982, Dr. Halliday opened a private practice in the Detroit area and taught part-time at the University of Detroit.

He returned to the Flint area in 1988 and has been in family practice here since then. Dr. Halliday married Frances in 1987 and resides in Fenton with their two children.


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  • Flint
  • 4500 Town Center Parkway
  • Flint, MI
  • 48532
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