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

Oscoda Team

Oscoda Dental and Oral Wellness


Our second practice, which we opened in 2019 is serving the dental needs of Oscoda, and the surrounding area. We have build a great team to ensure the best possible patient experience for all the dental services and products we provide.  A few of our administrative and support services for our Oscoda office are provided by our Cass City Practice.  You can see information about the Cass City team members on the Cass City team page.

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 Oscoda:

Ms. Eliz

Oscoda Office Manager

Eliz moved to Michigan by the way of Southern Florida and also joined our team in September of 2020, which is a true blessing in disguise for her, as well as for us.

She is proudly an outstanding member of the American Association Of Dental Office Management. Eliz dedicates herself to our patients, team, and the entire practice. She leads by example, with her positivity being a motivational force alone, inspiring each one of our team members on an individual level as well as bringing all members to work together as a team united as one.

Eliz studied Business Administration and then later went on to continue her education by studying Criminal Justice. She has a passion for seeking knowledge by researching everything in its entirety. Fully learning all the ins and outs of what makes everything be. Eliz, truly believes knowledge is power, and the more she can learn, know, and understand, it will allow her to be able to better assist and help others.

Eliz's #1 motivation, inspiration, and greatest joy, is her daughter. Knowing that she is looking up to her, is immensely the very importance in every decision and move that Eliz makes truly is. She is beyond humbled and simply in awe of her daughter, as she continues learning, growing, and developing her personality and expands all aspects of her mind and heart. To witness her daughter evolving into her own little individual being of who she is to become and is destined to simply amazingly breathtakingly beautiful to Eliz.


Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Erin has been with our Oscoda office since 2020. She is delighted to be a part of our vibrate team and growing patient base.

Her dental education and career began in high school. Erin has been recognized and honored with several awards for Dental Assistance including being 1 of the top 10 students in the nation in 2000. With Erin being an RDA, she can perform various procedures providing Dr. Thomas with even more assistance.

While Erin loves general dentistry, her specialty is Orthodontics. Witnessing a patient complete their treatment and gain happiness through their newfound smile, is one of the best feelings in the world to her.

Erin is the mother of one energetic young son, a grumpy cat, and a super cute little dog. She has a special closeness to her parents and sisters. Growing up in a very small town, the familiarity the area provided, brought comfort to Erin with making Oscoda home.


Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Lori joined our practice not long after we opened in 2019 as a part time hygienist. She is a well seasoned Dental Hygienist, having years of experience. Lori is very particular about the details of providing excellent patient care, and cares for each of her patients as if they were her own family member. She wants the very best dental and hygiene outcomes for all of her patients.

When not working, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She also enjoys baking, and has treated our team to many of her delicious baked goodies.


Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Mary joined our practice in mid 2019 as a part time hygienist.  She is a well seasoned hygienist, having worked in hygiene for many years and for several dentists.  She brings with her a variety of great ideas of providing better patient care.  She enjoys her patients and generally has a lot of fun with them as she provides hygiene services for them.  She is always trying to give her patients the best possible care, education, and motivation to do better home care themselves.

 When not working at our office, she works at another dentist office closer to her home.  When not working as a hygienist, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her son, and her other family members.  She is very crafty and artistic, and likes to create original works of art of various forms.


Dental Assistant (DA)

Amanda began her journey at our Oscoda office in August 2021. Fascinated by all things dentistry, she is eager to further her career and skills with hands-on learning and furthering her education.

She finds enjoyment in assisting with all of our patient's care, especially with the care of our children and elderly patients. They hold a special place within Amanda's heart that she holds very dear. With her friendly openness and compassion, Amanda helps create a special one-on-one dental experience for all of our patients.

Oscoda has been home to Amanda for 10 years and counting. She is happily married to her best friend and husband, Karl. Together, they have four children, and the joy of being a mom is priceless to her. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, hunting, fishing, and cooking.


Dental Assistant (DA)

Ashley has been a part of our Oscoda office since March 2022. Her presence has helped contribute to enhancing our positive, motivated team environment through her work ethic and dedication to our patients and our team.

She moved from Texas with her husband and children. Ashley is the proud mother of three. She started dental school to become a Dental Hygienist.

Ashley's fun-loving and outgoing personality creates an atmosphere for our patients that is warm, welcoming, and comfortable.



Debbie joined our team as a smile coordinator  in the fall of 2019. In which she has emphasized is one of the best decisions she has ever made and we could not agree more.

One of many hobbies of hers is teaching her friends how to decorate sugar cookies, for Debbie loves baking and is highly talented in this department. She enjoys going to the beach either for a nice long walk or just to sit back and relax with a good book. 

Debbie loves to visit with her children and her grandchildren out of state whenever it is possible. Most of all, she truly finds joy by simply hanging out and spending quality time with family and friends.


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