Meet the Doctor

Dr. Thomas Alms Jr.

Dr. Alms grew up in Galveston, Texas until the age of 11.  Dr. Alms and his family then moved to Kansas City, Kansas where he attended Kansas State University for three years after high school.  He was then accepted and later graduated from UMKC school of dentistry in 1980. Dr. Alms then took over the practice of Dr. Uhlenake, in Mount Vernon, Missouri.  Dr. Alms married Laura while he attended UMKC.  He and his wife have lived in Mount Vernon since he started his practice.  They raised two children a son, Mathew and a daughter, Katie.  They now have four grandchildren.  Dr. Alms and his wife, Laura spent many years training and showing dressage horses.  He and his wife now spend most of their extra time riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles and playing with their grandchildren.  

Dr. Alms acquires many hours of continuing education including Sirona (same day crowns), laser, cosmetic, Digital 3D imaging, orthodontics, and tooth whitening courses each year. His office provides the latest in techniques and technology to offer patients the best possible long-term, whole-body health.

“The mission of Smile Designers is to provide high quality dental care to our patients in a comfortable, friendly, family oriented atmosphere,” explained Dr. Alms. “When it comes to your smile and dental health, I strive to have the most advanced training and technology to make your visit the best dental experience you’ve had. It’s that kind of experience that gives you the confidence to refer your family and friends to our office.”