DR. RALPH AND DIANE THACKER OF THE CHRISTIAN DENTAL CLINIC

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DR. RALPH AND DIANE THACKER OF THE CHRISTIAN DENTAL CLINIC
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Dr. Thacker has always had a heart to serve. He credits this to both of his God fearing parents who raised him to love the Lord and to Love people. His early curiosity and interest in biology, nature, science, taxidermy, and water color painting, paved the way to his profession as a dentist. Becoming a dentist and helping people achieve a winning smile takes a certain level of skilled artistry and a knowledge of science and anatomy.

Dr. Thacker’s greatest joy as a dentist is being able to help his patients change their life. The end result is a transforming smile and good oral health. He and his wife Diane, along with a skilled office staff, work in his dentistry practice in Livermore, KY. His goal is to make people feel comfortable from the time they talk to the receptionist on the phone, till they walk in the door ready to spend time in his dental chair. Dr. Thacker welcomes people to his practice and considers his patients part of his family.

On the flip side, some people find themselves needing a dentist but because of their circumstances cannot afford a dental visit much less a cosmetic appliance.

When Dr. Thacker and several other dentists in Owensboro, KY came together to discuss what they could do to help those less fortunate with their oral health, the Christian Dental Clinic took root. Years later the clinic is still helping those who face financial difficulty taking care of their oral health. The Baptist Association of Owensboro also helps with finances and cosmetic appliance cost. Dr. Thacker and his wife Diane are monthly volunteers serving along side each other at the Christian Mission Clinic where all services are free.

Anyone who finds themselves needing a dental check up but cannot afford it, they can contact the Help Office of Owensboro, KY and also the Help Office in McLean County to receive a voucher for the clinic.

As Dr. Thacker likes to say, “You don’t have to brush your teeth –just the ones you want to keep! He suggests that we brush our teeth after every meal and floss before bedtime.

We are all here for a short time on earth, let’s spend the time we have helping others.

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