You can find our team out supporting the community in a variety of ways and through different organizations on a regular basis. Dr. T invites his patients to join him and his amazing team as we volunteer regularly at a variety of charitable organizations in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas.
The Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House has been providing comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California since its opening in 2009. This organization hopes to create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing by providing them with the care they need and by keeping families together.
Dr. Michael Thurman approaches orthodontics the same way that he pursues everything in lifewith passion and commitment to excellence, all while remembering that its important to have some fun along the way. 'Dr. T', as his patients know him, has many hobbies. He enjoys international travel, spending weekends at the beach with family and friends, and staying active and healthy by doing CrossFit and surfing as much as his busy schedule allows.
He also enjoys scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding, and spending time in and around the ocean. Dr. T grew up playing competitive golf in Fresno, where he was a nationally ranked junior golfer, and then he went on to play collegiately for a short time at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Dr. Thurmans family has deep roots in Bakersfield. His great-grandparents and grandparents moved to the area in the 1940s, and the family has been here ever since. Dr. T loves Bakersfield and its residents, and he's made it a keystone of his practice philosophy to help make his community a better place to live. You can find Dr. T and his team out supporting the community in a variety of ways and through different organizations on a near-weekly basis. He invites his patients to join him and his amazing team as they volunteer regularly at a variety of charitable organizations in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas.
Dr. T received the highest honors from UCSB, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He then finished dental school ranked #1 in his class of 80 students at the University of California, San Francisco, graduating with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Finally, Dr. Thurman trained at the prestigious University of Washingtons Department of Orthodontics, where he obtained both a Masters of Science in Dentistry and his orthodontic certification.
In order to provide the best possible care to his patients, Dr. Thurman regularly attends continuing education courses and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the California Dental Association. He is highly trained in the Damon Smile System and is a Diamond+ Provider of Invisalign.
At Thurman Orthodontics, we work as a team to treat you like family. Every member of our team is dedicated to giving you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve and greeting you with a warm and friendly face each time you walk through our door.
We genuinely care for each of our patients and truly enjoy the opportunity to be a part of their lives. First and foremost, we will take care of you, whether you need to be seen for a weekend emergency, have a question about treatment, or simply need a caring ear to listen.
Our dynamic Financial Team will work together with you to give you payment arrangements that work with your budget. They'll also coordinate insurance billing and answer any questions that you may have. TheFinancial Team is organized and professional, helping you feel completely comfortable starting treatment, and they're available to assist you every step of the way after treatment begins.
We're legendary for our customer service and strive to exceed your expectations in every way possible. Our simple and painless process of getting braces or Invisalign is designed to keep you smiling from check in to check out, and every step in between.
Tired of boring, sterile medical offices with rude staff and long wait times? We know our patients have busy lives and we work hard to run on time and are proud to say that our patients' average wait time is less than five minutes.
Have you gotten used to being treated like a chart number at doctors' offices by rude staff that doesnt seem to care? Quite the opposite here. With us, you matter, and youll always be greeted with a warm smile. You'll find a fun and relaxed office atmosphere that's designed to help you enjoy your visits throughout your journey to your beautiful new smile.
Dr. T and his team live by Sir Winston Churchills view of life: We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. We do everything we can to make Bakersfield and the world, a better place.