Tom Norwood, D.D.S.
Dr. W. Thomas Norwood was born and raised in Stanly county. He lived in Norwood and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America where he attained the honors of Eagle and God and Country Awards. He attended South Stanly High School where he was a member of the Honor Society and played varsity football, basketball, and golf.
He knew early on that he wanted to be a dentist and that he would return to Norwood one day. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate bachelors degrees in Chemistry and Biology. During his time at UNC he was a member of the AED Premed/ Predental honor society. He graduated in 1971 and was accepted into Chapel Hill's School of Dentistry. He graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1975.
He began his practice in Norwood immediately upon graduation and partnered with Dr. Julian S. Trail. In 2000, After 25 years in practice, Drs. Trail and Norwood hired Dr. Lassiter who remained an associate until he became a partner in 2007.
Dr. Norwood has been involved in Stanly County community sevice for many years. He has been a member and Vice Chairman of the Stanly County Board of Health, member and Past President of Uwharrie Homes, member of the Bank of Stanly Board of Directors, the YMCA Board of Directors, the Stanly Community Christian Ministry, and a member and Elder of Albemarle First Presbyterian Church.
He has been involved in many aspects of organized dentistry as well. He is currently a member in the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, a member and past President of the Stanly County Dental Society. He is a member of the Third District Dental Society where he was a representative and the North Carolina Dental Society where he was a Chairman of the Committe on Dental Society Services.
Dr. Norwood has been married to Holly D. Norwood since 1975, and they have one child, Anna H. Norwood of Huntersville.