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, originally thinking he was headed toward a career in Physical Therapy. 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 5 available residency positions in the renowned Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. He attributes his ongoing excellence in dentistry in great part to this additional 12 months in a comprehensive, high-level learning environment. In this program, advanced care topics are studied and practiced, some of which include complex comprehensive rehabilitation of the severely dentally anxious and/or dentally handicapped, dental implant placement and restoration, cosmetic dentistry, full arch and/or full mouth reconstruction, and general dental care.
Since opening Reflections Dental Care in 2004, Dr. Schmidt stopped counting long ago after placing 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, the Oklahoma Dental Association, the Spear Study Club, and attends advanced continuing education training online and at the prestigious Spear Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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. In the summer you will find the Schmidt family at the lake and in the winter on the ski slopes. Nearly everyday, at least one of the Schmidt’s can be found walking their dog Sarge, a 4 year old full-size black and white parti poodle.
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 while in dental school 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 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.
Joanne Thomas, DDS
Dr. Joanne Thomas has been practicing dentistry since 2019. She graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Biology and received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Boston University Magna Cum Laude. In both undergraduate and dental school, she received awards for her work with underserved communities, particularly with minority and women’s groups. She is passionate about mission work in dentistry and has traveled to both India and Panama to serve rural communities without access to medical and dental professionals.She cares deeply about providing thorough dental care with integrity and compassion.
Dr. Thomas has practiced for the last few years in Massachusetts and Ohio before settling in Oklahoma with her family. She has done several courses post graduate school to certify in Invisalign, 3D modeling and design, and comprehensive oral care. 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, welcomed their first daughter last year! Together, they love playing board games and going on walks around the area. You might find her around the Scissortail dog park with their little dachshund Bella, or volunteering with her local community church. She is excited to join the Reflections Dental Care team and continue providing care with excellence.