Meet Dr. Thomas Layne

For Dr. Thomas Layne, our patients are like family. During his 34 years of practicing dentistry, he has been passionate and excited about nurturing self-esteem by improving smiles and restoring function to our patients’ dentition. Dr. Layne has dedicated his entire career to providing the highest level of quality and compassionate dental care to each of our patients.

He considers himself lucky to work with a team that has the unique ability to make our patients feel at ease through vibrant and caring personalities. Always ready to listen, Dr. Layne enjoys making a difference in each patient’s life by providing educational tools for prevention of dental disease, resulting in improved systemic health.

Education and continuing education

Dr. Layne, who earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at West Virginia University in 1979, is a member of numerous local and national dental organizations. He continually educates himself on the newest technology and modalities in dentistry in order to ensure that each patient receives the most current dental treatment options.

Professional affiliations

  • West Virginia Dental Association
  • Blennerhassett Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Fellow in Academy of General Dentistry
  • West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners, past president and ten-year member

Outside the office

Dr. Layne is married to his dental partner in practice and in life, Dr. Dawn Myers Layne. They married in 1977 while in dental school and are the proud parents of three children, Ryan, Evan, and Vaughn. Vaughn followed in her parents’ footsteps and is a fourth-year dental student at West Virginia University.

In his spare time, Dr. Layne likes to spend time with his family, which also includes his four-legged and furry children, Lucy and Lincoln (golden doodles) and Annie, a Maltese. He enjoys fishing, golfing, traveling to visit his children, and reading. For the past couple of years he has been especially fascinated and inspired by the life of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Giving back to his community is important to Dr. Layne. He has been a proud member of the Jackson County Board of Education for the past six years, and both he and Dr. Myers have been active in the support of all school activities, both academic and extracurricular. They support the 4-H and FFA programs and the Jackson County Junior Fair. Dr. Layne and Dr. Myers are also members of Ripley Main Street Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and they support the Jackson County Community Foundation.