Meet Dr. Thomas Hao

Transforming Lives by Changing Smiles

For me, being the best orthodontist I can be means much more than simply putting on braces and straightening teeth. My greatest joy comes from helping my patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted: one they’ll love for the rest of their life. When people ask me, "Dr. Hao, what is the best part of being an orthodontist?" I can give an honest answer. Seeing a person’s absolute glee when they see what they’ve achieved is truly the highlight of my day!

I enjoy being able to coach and support each patient throughout their orthodontic experience. I want each person to want to visit the office and have a good time while here. I love our conversations and getting to know each patient as a person. We serve a diverse community in Southern Maryland, and each person brings their own energy and experiences to our space. As a committed member of our Southern Maryland community, I thrive on the relationships that develop and am honored by the trust patients and families place in our practice.

I chose to become an orthodontist after being an orthodontic patient. Treatment created a profound change in my life: it increased my self-esteem and the confidence I felt around others. I want to share that experience with others by partnering with them to transform their life!

Chesapeake Orthodontics

Our team members care for every single patient as they would a family member. Each goes out of their way to ensure patients are comfortable at every step of treatment and during every visit. We keep our patients smiling while helping them achieve a new smile!

Education and Continuing Education

I completed my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at New York University Dental School. I serve a three-year orthodontic residency, and earned an orthodontic specialty certificate as well as a Master of Science, at the University of Maryland.

Evidenced-based treatment planning is important. I'm devoted to being the best orthodontist I can be by remaining current on developments in orthodontics through meetings, continuing education courses, and peer-reviewed publications. This ensures I’m able to deliver the most efficient, effective, and comfortable treatment options to my patients.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Maryland State Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Maryland State Dental Association
  • Patuxent Dental Society

Beyond the Office

When I’m not caring for patients, I’m most often with my family. My wife Amanda and I married while I was in residency. We live in Huntingtown with our two children, Sydney and Evan, who attend Plum Point Elementary: Go Panthers!

I like hanging out with my family, especially at the library, since I love to read. I also enjoy being outdoors, hiking, camping, and fishing, and I love gardening and cooking, too.

Our Patients Love Us

“Both of my sons are patients there and actually enjoy going to see Dr. Hao. He is very easy going and made my children feel very at ease. The job he did on their teeth was exceptional, which was my number one priority when taking them there. But the real bonus was how nice and approachable Dr. Hao and his staff are. He always took the time to meet with me and explain what he was doing and answer my questions.”

“Dr. Schneider is the best!!! I went for an appointment that actually wasn't at that time. He gladly threw us right in the schedule with no issue, did my daughters check-up and we went on our way!! Absolutely thee best around!!”

“Dr Hao is the GREATEST doctor you could ever ask for! He has done an amazing job on my oldest daughter's phase one! We were so impressed and couldnt wait to send our youngest to him!!! He is wonderful with my girls and our family loves him!!!”

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