Toledo's Friendly Dentists
Meet Toledo's Dentists
Dr. Richard Thomas
Dr. Richard Thomas is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in medical technology. He worked simultaneously as a medical technologist and research biologist before earning his D.D.S. degree from Case Western Reserve University. He then completed a one-year hospital-based residency program in advanced dental treatments for medically compromised and elderly patients at the Geisinger Medical Center. He also finished postgraduate training in complete dental reconstruction at Ohio State University and has trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Thomas also serves part time as an Assistant Professor of Dentistry at the University of Toledo Medical Center, where he teaches medical students, general dental and pediatric dental residents about temporomandibular disorders. He also teaches general and cosmetic dental techniques there and instructs residents on the clinic floor. His passion for teaching won him an award from UTMC’s Dental Division. Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Toledo Dental Society.
Dr. Tracy Poole
Dr. Tracy Poole earned her D.D.S. degree at Ohio State University in an accelerated doctoral program. Following graduation, she completed an optional externship program in surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and another optional externship program in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She also earned certification in conscious sedation at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. She has completed multiple courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and has a special interest in and passion for neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Poole enjoys working with children and has volunteered with the National Give Kids A Smile campaign and has co-chaired the Toledo event in association with the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio location and the Toledo Dental Society.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Toledo Dental Society, where she served as a board member, and currently serves as a Delegate to the Ohio Dental Association’s House of Delegates. She also is a member of the Council on Membership Services for the Ohio Dental Association, and is serving on the Ohio Dental Association’s Ethics Subcommittee.
An Ohio State fan, Dr. Poole served as the OSU football team’s dentist during the 1994-95 season. With a friendly personality and a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, she is known for taking very good care of her patients.
Dr. Robert Weisenburger
Dr. Robert Weisenburger followed in his father’s footsteps and is a second generation dentist. He earned his B.S. and D.D.S. degrees from Ohio State University and, while still a student, completed advanced training in complete dental reconstruction. He also has particular expertise in implant dentistry after finishing a comprehensive three-year internship at the Midwest Implant Institute and Center for the Advancement of Dentistry in Worthington, Ohio. Dr. Weisenburger is licensed to administer conscious sedation, so patients can literally sleep through extensive treatment.
He attends continuing education classes well beyond what is mandatory, and is an active member and past president of the Russell P. Bunting Periodontal Study Club. He also is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Toledo Dental Society. Dr. Weisenburger enjoys staying fit and relishes his favorite outdoor activity, kayaking, where he has become quite proficient.
Dr. Kaldeon Aridi
Dr. Kaldeon Aridi earned his B.S. in Biology at the Ohio State University and continued his education there to earn his D.D.S. He was no stranger to a dental chair as a child and because of that he learned the importance of preventive care and dental education at a young age. Dr. Aridi is dedicated to providing a positive experience to his patients while improving their oral health so they can look and feel their best.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and Toledo Dental Society. Since dentistry is an everchanging field, Dr. Aridi strives to stay up to date with different treatment options through several continuing education courses. He is excited to return to his hometown of Sylvania to provide care for his community. In his free time, he enjoys being active, either in the gym or by playing sports, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying nature.