Meet Dr. Thacker

James N. Thacker, DDS

Dr. Thacker is committed to creating healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. He is able to provide the highest quality care using state-of-the-art products and the most up-to-date technology available. Dr. Thacker enjoys working in a friendly and caring environment that respects all patients and their families.

Dr. Thacker began his orthodontic practice in 1986 in Mt. Lookout. Shortly thereafter, he opened a second office in Anderson Township to meet the needs of his patients. In 1991, he expanded his Cincinnati practice to its current location, a state-of-the-art facility in Anderson Township. In 2006, the Anderson location was awarded the Anderson Township Beautification Award for Small Businesses. In 2003, Dr. Thacker opened an office in Hillsboro, Ohio, to better serve the community and his patients. These facilities allow Dr. Thacker and his staff to provide care to his patients on a much more convenient basis.

Dr. Thacker’s practice:

  • offers a highly trained staff with many years of experience in the dental and medical fields
  • continually educates and trains his staff in the evolving field of orthodontics and patient care
  • certifies all staff members in CPR/AED emergency procedures
  • employs a full-time Registered Dental Hygienist
  • complies with all OSHA requirements
  • complies with all HIPPA rules and regulations


He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree at Ohio State University in 1978 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at Case Western Reserve University in 1982. Following a two-year graduate residency, he was awarded his degree in Orthodontics from Boston University in 1984. Dr. Thacker is a member of The American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Cincinnati Dental Society, Great Lakes Society of Orthodontists, and the Eastside Study Group of Cincinnati. In February 2001, he was accredited as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics is an Orthodontic Specialist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty. Dr. Thacker was recently appointed Associate Clinical Professor in Orthodontics at University of Kentucky Dental School. Dr. Thacker was previously on faculty of Vanderbilt University's Medical Center Orthodontic Program. Dr. Thacker is a certified Invisalign provider and also specializes in interdisciplinary adult care.

Outside the Practice

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Thacker and his wife have lived in Cincinnati since 1984. With his four children, he enjoys family-oriented activities, including water and snow skiing, snow boarding, wake boarding, biking, and gardening.

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