Dr. Thomas H. Lange has been serving patients as a restorative, general, and cosmetic dentist since 1977.
After four years as a dentist in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Lange stayed in San Diego rather than returning to his East Coast roots. Early in his career, Dr. Lange showed a strong interest in continuing education and the field of cosmetic dentistry.
In 1986, he received his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. In the late 80’s, Dr. Lange became a charter member of the Pacific Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
Having participated in implant study clubs for over 20 years, Dr. Lange attends seminars and meetings in all areas of dentistry each month. He has been an active member in the local dental society, on the board of the local chapter of the AGD, and a regular participant in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1999.
Dr. Lange started practicing in the La Jolla area decades ago and more than 30 years later his strong commitment to giving his patients the best remains true. His many long-term loyal patients feel they are part of a close family, always receiving excellent care.
He and his beloved staff are always focused on the person in their care, giving patients the best and most comfortable experience possible.
Bachelor of Arts – Ohio Wesleyan University
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Temple University School of Dentistry
U.S. Navy Reserve, Lieutenant Commander.
Navy Regional Dental Center, San Diego, CA
USS Denver LPD-9
USNR Dental Corps
When the cosmetic dentist is not working at our UTC practice, he finds time to volunteer in community organizations. He was a long time member of Kiwanis, being an officer or Board Member for 5 years. For over 10 years, Dr. Lange participated in a Breakfast Club made up of different community professionals and was president for one year. An Eagle Scout himself, he was a scoutmaster for his son’s pack when they lived in Escondido. For 15 years he has worked closely with UCSD to mentor students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. In addition, Dr. Lange has annually worked to assist the local Special Olympics.
A former college athlete, sports have always been a major interest for Dr. Lange outside the office, though now there is admittedly less participation! Dr. Lange and his wife Susan have two grown children, Cameron and Heather. They also enjoy their mix of dogs and cats waiting for them at home.