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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.



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 and three great-grandchildren who have stolen my heart. I also have a dog: 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.



Financial Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant

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. I am also a registered dental assistant and have the opportunity to step into the back and use my assisting skills as well. 


I grew up here Tuolumne County. I have two wonderful children and some fur babies. I love my work family, my church family and also serving my community. 

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Dental Assistant

As Dr. Thorn’s dental assistant, I am excited every day to be part of such an outstanding dental team here at Thorn Family Dental. I choose the dental field 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.


Registered Dental Assistant

I have been an RDA, since 2016. I quickly learned that patient care is the number one priority. I am striving daily to help make my patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair. Meeting my goal is made much easier when working here, surrounded by such a positive team and environment. I am looking forward to an exciting future in my career here as well as meeting all our awesome patients!

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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 19 years. We have two daughters, Ella and Mia. 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.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

I love coming to work because we have such a positive environment here at Thorn Family Dental. Our team works so well together and I love how everyone strives to make every visit a comfortable experience for each



I graduated from Columbia College and also completed the dental assisting program at Modesto Junior College, becoming an RDA in 2007. I am so thankful to have such a fun job and to be part of the best dental office around! I am also so thankful for my family.  I graduated Carrington College for Dental Hygiene in 2023. 


My husband and I are blessed with three awesome children. 

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Registered Dental Hygienist

I love being a dental hygienist, because I get to help patients not only improve their dental health, but also get to know them as a person. My goal is to give our patients all the necessary tools to help them reach and maintain their oral health goals. Working with our wonderful patients is by far the best part of my job. 

I graduated from California State University Stanislaus in 2011, with a bachelor in biology, a minor in chemistry and a concentration in genetics. After, graduating I worked as a patient coordinator until going back to school to get my dental assisting license. I came to Thorn Family Dental in 2015 to fulfill my internship requirements to become a registered dental assistant and have been with the office ever since. I obtained by dental hygiene license from Carrington College in Sacramento. I love helping out in any capacity around the office, whether it is assisting, hygiene or front office.

In my free time, I love to hang out with my wonderful husband and our two dogs, Tank and Sadie. I also love to travel and experience new cultures. 

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