Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Linda

Front Desk

I love our incredible patients and how happy they are with the care they receive. Seeing friendly smiles when a person arrives, and then hearing their thanks and seeing smiles at the end of a visit, is a great feeling. I work at our front desk, where I answer the phones, schedule appointments, and check in patients. I also review Dr. Thorn’s proposed treatment plan with each patient, answer their questions, and make sure they have the information needed to make informed decisions.

I have seven incredible grandchildren who have stolen my heart. I also have two dogs: a Havanese and a Shih Tzu. When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking healthy and nutritious meals, working in my yard, and spending time with loved ones.

 

Amy

Financial Coordinator

I love helping people achieve great dental health and the smile they’ve always wanted. Ours is a practice where our patients’ comfort and goals are our primary concern: We want everyone to feel safe and welcome during their visits, and to leave smiling and looking forward to the next time. As the financial coordinator, I work directly with our patients. I make sure they’re able to get the most out of their insurance benefits. 

 

 

Beth

Registered Dental Hygienist

Being a dental hygienist is so much more than just cleaning teeth. I have the opportunity to form meaningful, trusting relationships with my patients while improving a very important part of their overall health. Our patients are wonderful people, and getting to know them on a personal level is one of the best parts of my job. I also feel so fortunate to work with our awesome team! We are like a family here: always willing to help and support each other.

I was born and raised in Sonora. I graduated from Sonora High School in 2002 and from Columbia College in 2004. I have been married to my husband Grant for more than 11 years. We are currently expecting our first child, a girl (Ella Rose), who is due August 15, 2015. We also have three dogs — Henry, Gracie, and Abby — as well as a cat named Lucy. In my spare time I love to attend Giants games, read, travel, camp, and spend time with my family and friends.

Monica

Registered Dental Hygienist

During hygiene appointments, I help meet our patients’ oral health goals by making sure their smile is healthy. My goal is to give our patients all the necessary tools to help reach and maintain their oral health. Working with our wonderful patients is by far the best part of my job. It’s so rewarding to watch as their health and smiles improve. Coming to work every day is also made fun by our fantastic team. We really are like a family—very close and supportive of each other.

 

Helena

Registered Dental Hygienist

During hygiene appointments, I help meet our patients’ oral health goals by making sure their smile is healthy. My goal is to give our patients all the necessary tools to help reach and maintain their oral health. Working with our wonderful patients is by far the best part of my job. It’s so rewarding to watch as their health and smiles improve. Coming to work every day is also made fun by our fantastic team. We really are like a family—very close and supportive of each other.

 

 

 

Tammy

Dental Assistant

As Dr. Thorn’s dental assistant, I am excited everday to be part of such an oustanding dental team here at Thorn Family Dental. I choose the dental field over 20 years ago to utilize my talents in helping patients achieve a healthier, happier smile. A lot of patients have fear because of previous uncomfortable dental experience. I like to build their confidence with understanding, compassion and support. Patient care is number one to me and my fellow team members.

I am just a country girl at heart, I live in Jamestown on a ranch with my 4 horses, 4 dogs and 2 barn cats. I have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren and my youngest, Austin is 10 years old. We enjoy riding horses playing with our animals, camping, hiking, fishing and playing baseball.  

 

Erika

Dental Assistant

I beame a dental assistant because I am so passionate about dental and patient care. It's great to see the look on a patients face when their procedures are complete. I am currently a resident in Twain Harte and enjoy everything outdoors. I feel so blessed to live in this amazing area and grateful to call Tuolumne County my home. I am thrilled to be part of the Thorn Family Dental team and feel honored to work with Dr. Thorn everyday. I look forward to seeing all of our wonderful patients and strive to deliver the best quality of dental care I can. ​

 

 

 

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