Cass City Dental and Oral Wellness
Oscoda Dental and Oral Wellness
James D. Thomas, DDS, PC

Cass City Team

Cass City Dental and Oral Wellness


As our Flagship Practice, we have many team members to ensure the best possible patient experience for all the services and products we provide.  Many team members also provide support services for our Oscoda office. 

 Every team member is essential to the smooth operation of our practice.  Each one plays a key role in providing personalized, excellent care for each of our patients.   All of our efforts are focused on our patients, and being the best dental practice in the area. 


These are the people that make it happen in Cass City:


Office Director - Cass City

Laken is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University where she received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Management. She joined our team in 2016 as the Office Manager.  After launching our second practice in Oscoda, she has taken on many more responsibilities and is now the Office Director. Laken loves the time she gets to spend building relationships with our patients while helping them navigate the non-clinical aspects of our practice.  She also enjoys implementing new systems to create a better experience for our patients and learning about dentistry along the way. What Laken enjoys most about working for our practice is that our staff is always willing to help each other and work together on a daily basis.

Some of the things that Laken enjoys doing in her spare time is going for walks with her two dogs, Sadie and Koda, being outdoors, vacationing, and spending time with her husband, her friends and her family. 


Front Office Manager - Cass City

Jessica has been with our team since 2013. She is a graduate of Delta College with an Associates in Business as a Medical Secretary. Since she has been at our office, Jessica started as a receptionist and now has experience working as an insurance coordinator, treatment coordinator, and scheduling coordinator.  She is now our Front Office Manager.

Outside the practice, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and her pets. She also likes to go to camping, vacationing, and spending time with loved ones.

Laura G.

Clinical Manager - Cass City (RDH, RDA)

Laura joined our team in July 2018.  She has two professional dental degrees.  She is licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist and has her certification in Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide.  She is also licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant.  She is a graduate of Delta College and received her Associate's Degrees in Applied Science for Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting.  Her unique qualifications and multiple degrees, as well as her varied clinical experience makes her well qualified as our Clinical Manager.  She works in our office as a Registered Dental Hygienist and a Registered Dental Assistant, in addition the her Clinical Manager duties.

 Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, and has multiple farm animals and pets.


Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Kim is originally from Harbor Beach. She completed her Dental Hygiene degree in 1997 at Kellogg Community College. She truly loves her work in dentistry and has a heart for every patient that she treats. She especially feels accomplished when she can make people with previous negative memories from dentistry, comfortable and happy to be receiving care. Getting to know her patients individually is what she prides herself on, to provide not only high quality dental care, but gentle, yet through care.

Kim and her husband Andy, are raising two girls and enjoy family time, being Michigan State Spartan fans, and spending time outdoors. 


Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Kate has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1994, and has been employed by our practice since 2005. She is a graduate of Ferris State University. Kate is a mother of 3 children, and is active in her church, community, and Cass City Schools. 

Laura F.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Laura has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 10 years, and she joined our team shortly after she graduated. She enjoys seeing new patients and easing their fears about dentistry. Laura loves getting to know her patients and seeing them and their families enjoying their dental experiences at our office!

In her free time, Laura likes spending time with her husband and their three young sons.


Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Allison has been a part of our team since 2007. She is a graduate from Ferris State University where she received her license in Dental Hygiene and has her certification in Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide.  Since 2007, she has worked as an assistant, hygienist, and has been a part time Office Manager at our office.

In her spare time, Allison enjoys spending time with her family and her golden-doodle, Murphy.  She was  married in September of 2015, and now has two little girls.


Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Heather is a licensed Registered Dental Assistant. She has been in dentistry for over 20 years and has been at our office for over 17 years. She is enthusiastic, caring, and loves working with our team. Heather also loves her patients and looks forward to seeing them when they come in for appointments. Being a dental assistant is truly her passion.

Heather enjoys spending time with her family, and her dog. She also enjoys planting flowers, and watching hummingbirds.


Dental Assistant

Ashley has been a part of our team since 2017 as a Dental Assistant and is working to further her education. She is ambitiously studying for the RDA exam. She enjoys helping patients understand and accept their treatment, all while lending a caring hand when a patient might feel uncertain.

 In Ashley's spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, as well as her dog, Marilyn, and cat, Sry.


Dental Assistant

Autumn Joined our team as a work study student in 11th  grade as a Dental Assistant helper and Sterilization Tech.  She quickly began learning the Dental Assistant role and now works as a part time Dental Assistant.  Although she is finishing up her Senior year of High school, she has ambitions of a career in the dental field and is working towards that.


Dental Assistant

Amanda joined our team in the summer of 2021 during the mandated lockdown of dentistry.  She initially joined our team to help document our processes and procedures that were changing as a result of the coronavirus.  She has had some formal training in dental assisting, and has a desire to work as a Dental Assistant.  We quickly moved her to a Dental Assistant position.  She still works some with the business staff to help with receptionist duties.

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Nayeli has recently joined our team as a dental assistant.  She was trained as a dentist in Mexico City, Mexico.  There she practiced as a dentist until meeting the man who is now her husband and moving to Michigan.  She has spent several years learning English and working in a teaching capacity.  Now that she has good command of the English language, she is very excited to get back into dentistry.  She knows much about dentistry, and is learning how we do things in America.  She helps Dr. Thomas improve his Spanish, and is a very nice addition to our team.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two boys.



 Abigail recently joined our team as our Front Office Receptionist. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas with a Bachelor's in History and Education, as well as an Associate's in Theology from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas. She plans to continue her education in completing her Master's Degree in School Counseling. 

In Abigail's spare time, she enjoys watercolor painting, reading, watching documentaries, and hiking with her dog, Sadie. She also delights in helping others in any way that she can!


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