Dr. Thomas Lim, Orthodontist

Thomas Lim, DDS, MS – Vernon Hills Orthodontist

Dr. Thomas Lim

Dr. Thomas Lim attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. From there, Dr. Lim attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Masters in Oral Sciences. His Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics was then achieved at the  University of Rochester, New York.

“I have an interest in integrating technology with Orthodontics, in order to make treatment more convenient, efficient and predictable. Having previously worked as a Mechanical Engineer, I am excited to see some of the technologies – such as 3D scanning, computer aided design, and rapid prototyping – being brought over recently to the Orthodontic field.”

As mentioned, Dr. Lim started his professional career as a Mechanical Engineer. He decided to change careers because he was “seeking a career with more personal interaction” that would allow him to utilize the commonalities between engineering and dentistry. Utilizing his aptitude for science is of high interest for Dr. Lim.

Outside of work, Dr. Lim enjoys traveling and sightseeing with his wife and daughter. Through work and schooling, Dr. Lim has lived in seven different states. However, having grown up in the North Suburbs of Chicago. “I consider Chicago, my home and am grateful for the opportunity to return here to serve this wonderful community.