Dr. Elizabeth Thorson originally hails from the tiny town of Horton, Kansas, but after completing her dental residency at LSU, she’d fallen in love with Louisiana.
Now, Thorson has established a pediatric dental practice in St. Charles Parish because the area reminds her of her own hometown.
“Everybody knows everybody and takes care of one another,” Thorson said. “When I was a child, my dentist was like a member of our extended family. I want to be the same for my own patients – and that’s the basis of my practice here.”
Thorson Dentistry For Kids in Destrehan is a gentle and loving place for children and adolescents alike, including those with special needs.
“Our unique office provides a fun and welcoming environment where youngsters and parents can feel as relaxed as possible,” she said. “Kids are the spice of life for me. I give my little people lots of TLC to make every visit as easy and as comfortable as possible. That includes welcoming parents to accompany their children into the treatment rooms.”
Thorson prides herself on staying at the forefront, ensuring the highest level of benefit for her patients.
That’s why her practice is equipped with the advanced dental technologies on site for optimum patient care. Thorson also has privileges at local hospitals and is on-call 24 hours a day providing attention as needed.
A native of Kansas, Thorson graduated from Kansas State University. She obtained her Doctor of Dental surgery degree (DDS) in 2009 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where she was recognized for “Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry.”
With two years of additional training at Louisiana State University, Thorson gained advanced expertise in pediatric dentistry, which included leading-edge training in behavior guidance techniques, hospital dentistry, trauma and prevention.
Thorson is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a voluntary process that verifies her extensive knowledge in this specialty.