Tom received his D.D.S. degree from Marquette University in 1960 and was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. After graduation from orthodontics at the University of Indiana in 1962 with an M.S.D. degree, Tom began his orthodontic practice in Phoenix, Arizona, where he has since resided and practiced. It wasn’t long before lecturing soon became an integral part of his life because of his interest and excitement in the area of biomechanics. Tom developed new solutions to old problems as an exciting and integral part of his orthodontic life, which included giving more than 500 lectures and courses throughout the world for over fifty-five years, as well as over eighty University courses in both the U.S. and foreign countries. In addition to having held numerous offices, both inside and outside of dentistry, Tom served on the St. Joseph’s Hospital Staff for almost 25 years. He has also published twenty-five scientific articles on biomechanics in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, as well as numerous articles in both U.S. and foreign journals. His three books on biomechanics have been translated into several languages. In addition, he has produced several audio-cassette albums on mechanics as well as an audio-cassette album discussing the subject of “Investing for Retirement,” designed to help the younger orthodontists prepare for retirement without depending on higher orthodontic fees as retirement age approaches.