All of the staff at Thomas J. Swilling, DDS have many years of experience in the dental industry and maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


Thomas J. Swilling, DDS
Gastonia, NC Dentist - Thomas J. Swilling, DDS

Dr. Swilling graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and Emory Dental School where he obtained his Doctorate in Dentistry.  He has participated in hundreds of hours of continuing education to master the latest trends and methods in dental care.

Dr. Swilling enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, camping, and woodworking.  The same attention to beauty and detail that makes him a great dentist also has produced beautiful heirloom furniture.


Doctor of Dental Surgery
Emory University, School of Dentistry

Bachelor of Science, Biology
Duke University

Professional Associations:

Community Involvement:

  • First United Methodist Church Gastonia, Volunteer
  • The Rotary Club of Gastonia, Member
  • Gaston Family Health Service, Board Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Family Activities
  • Gardening
  • Camping
  •  Wood Working