A native of San Antonio, Dr. Thomas Shields graduated from Jefferson High School and received his undergraduate training at Trinity University. He earned his dental degree at UT Dental Branch in Houston in 1972.
After spending two years in the Air Force, he and his wife Sally returned to San Antonio and started his private practice. They raised two sons in San Antonio and now have two beautiful granddaughters. In his spare time, Dr. Shields enjoys hunting, fishing, water sports and spending time with his family.