Meet The Doctors
Lance R. Schmidt, DDS
In 2004, Dr. Schmidt founded Reflections Dental Care along with his wife, Stephanie, who then served as the practice’s only dental hygienist. Dr. Schmidt and Stephanie have been married since 2003 and have three children: Solomon, Theo, and Stella.
Dr. Schmidt attended the University of Oklahoma and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Sport Sciences. He then went on to earn a Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. After achieving his DDS, he was awarded one of just five available residencies in the renowned Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. He attributes his ongoing excellence in dentistry in great part to this additional twelve months in a comprehensive, high-level learning environment. In this program, advanced care topics are studied and practiced, some of which include general care, cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, and dental implants.
Since opening Reflections Dental Care in 2004, Dr. Schmidt has placed over 1,000 dental implants. Unlike many other general dentistry practices, the entire process can happen at Reflections Dental Care. There is no need to drive all across town for the different stages of treatment.
Dr. Schmidt holds membership with the American Dental Association and the Spear Study Club. A few times a year, he completes advanced training at the prestigious Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.
It is Dr. Schmidt’s goal to exceed his patients’ expectations and to provide everyone with exceptional care in a positive atmosphere that is both compassionate and of the highest standard of excellent care. He sees his most important contribution to the practice as inspiring and maintaining the vision and culture for the team and patients. His top priority is to create a great work environment whereupon the most natural consequence is great patient care.
Dr. Schmidt’s favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo. He enjoys date nights with his wife, wrestling with his boys, taking his daughter to the flower shop to buy flowers for her mom, and doing Bikram Yoga.
Interesting fact about Dr. Schmidt: He just started learning to play bass guitar.
Dr. Schmidt with his wife and three kids.
Marie Bockus, DDS
Dr. Marie Bockus has been practicing dentistry since 2008. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Oklahoma State University and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Though a general dentist, she has a gift for working with children and earned an award from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Bockus enjoys treating both children and adults. Working with kids is one of her biggest strengths, and she’s given a lot of kids a healthy smile (and happy hearts to their parents). She loves helping children develop naturally and improve breathing habits with Myobrace. Other aspects of dentistry that are fun for her are same day crowns using the CEREC technology and improving smiles with Invisalign.
Dr. Bockus and her husband, Hank, have four young children. For fun, she likes to spend time outside with her family, swimming and playing. Dr. Bockus’s most important contribution to the team is making it possible for her patients to have a good experience at the dentist. Showing patients kindness and gentleness is as important to her as providing great dental treatment.
Kaylee Speer, DDS
Dr. Speer knew as a young girl that she wanted to be a dentist. She realized the impact dental health and a pretty smile could have on someone’s life after she was blessed with wonderful dentists who turned her own messy mouth into a beautiful smile. Dr. Speer attended the University of Central Oklahoma, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science. She then earned her doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. After graduating with Special Distinction she knew that she wanted to continue her education with advanced training. Dr. Speer was awarded one of six residency spots in the renowned Advance Education in General Dentistry program. She believes that the additional twelve months of specialized training has enabled her to deliver a high level competency in general care, cosmetic dentistry and full mouth reconstruction and dental implants. After the program, she realized her calling to provide her patients with full mouth restoration in difficult cases. She went on to receive the highest achievement in all aspects of restorative dentistry, an award that is only bestowed on one dentist per year. Dr. Speer holds this honor with great pride and knows that her skills will provide incomparable care to her patients. She is an active member in Oklahoma Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.
When she is not fixing smiles, she can be found outside playing tennis, camping, riding 4-wheelers, motor boating, or skiing. She’s also an experienced motorcyclist (believe it or not!) and loves taking long road trips with her dad. You can also find her and her mom at Lake Hefner fishing for their next big catch. Dr. Speer is a native Oklahoman and will always call Oklahoma home. She is very family-centric and her faith is one of her guiding principles. Dr. Speer does not have any kids yet, and loves her four-legged fur baby that is her pride and joy named Miska.
Dr. Speer feels honored to have joined the team at Reflections Dentistry in 2021. She is committed to delivering the highest comprehensive care in dentistry and dedicated to ongoing education and new advancements in treatment. Part of her commitment is to the underprivileged and underserved. Early in her training, she served on mission trips and volunteered at Crossings Dental Clinic. She is excited to pay forward her own dental care from her early treatment and represent OU alumni with a dedication to excellence.
JoAnne Thomas, DDS
Dr. Thomas has been practicing as a general dentist since 2019 and is passionate about providing thorough dental care with integrity and compassion. Dr. Thomas graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and then received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Boston University. Dr. Thomas has practiced in Massachusetts and Ohio for the past few years before settling in Oklahoma with her family. She believes dentistry should be pain and fear free for everyone and hopes that through open and honest communication, she can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Dr. Thomas and her husband, Jones, have one fur baby named Bella and welcomed their first daughter, Lilly, in September 2022! Together, they love playing board games and going on walks around the area. You might find her around the Scissortail dog park or volunteering with her local community church. She is excited to join the Reflections Dental Care team and continue providing care with excellence.
I’m so grateful to be joining Reflections Dental Care with a team that values integrity and communication with patients and each other. There’s no better feeling than getting up to go to work each day knowing that you have people you can count on to do the job right.” – JoAnne Thomas, DDS