Since Dr. Thomas Homonnay was 15-years-old, the Brentwood High and Belmont graduate knew he wanted to purse being a dentist. All throughout his high school and college years Homonnay would shadow several local dentists any chance he got.
“I spent hours and hours looking over dentist’s shoulders trying to see and learn,” Homonnay said. “Since then its pretty much been strait ahead in that direction.”
After getting accepted into medical school in Memphis, the next four years for Homonnay consisted of rigorous work and studying. Being devoted to school for a decade felt like a long road to Homonnay, but now being at the finish line is rewarding.
“It’s always been my goal to own my own practice,” Homonnay said.
Eight months ago Homonnay met fellow dentist Dr. Philip Dotson, and worked together on transitioning Brentwood Family Dentists over to him, which was established in the 1990’s.
“It’s been a great opportunity to be back here in the community that I grew up in,” Homonnay said. “I wake up every morning and I love that I do."
“I love the people I work with. I love the area I’m in. It’s really pretty joyful.”
Brentwood Family Dentists was remodeled and expanded its services that include cosmetic, restorative and family dentistry. They will be adding five members to their staff.
“We do anything from dental implants, root canals, braces, children’s dentistry,” Homonnay said. “We’re pretty much a full family practice.”
A celebratory ribbon cutting was held last Friday hosted by Williamson Inc. that highlighted the renovations that the practice has recently undergone. Friends, family and Williamson Inc. staff and chamber ambassadors all came out in support of the new dentistry practice.
Matt Largen, president and CEO of Williamson Inc., explained the impact small business’ have on the community calling them “the life blood of any community in America.”
“It’s always exciting to when a small business person decides to put capital at risk to hire employees, provide services to our community,” Largen said.
“I think times like this remind us how important the small business community is to Williamson County.”