Staff & Employees

Dr. Tia Thomas

Austell Dentist


Austell Dentist

Officer Manager

Teresa has enjoyed being a team member of East West Dental since 2008. She has had success in the dental arena for over twenty five years beginning with her tenure in the United States Navy. Teresa has excelled in the roles of Lead Dental Assistant, Treatment Coordinator, Patient liaison, and Financial Coordinator. Her great passion for dentistry is often complimented by Dr. Thomas and many of our patients.

In her free time Teresa enjoys smiling, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.


Appointment / Insurance Coordinator

Hablamos Español

Norma has been an integral part of the dental community for the past six years. Fluently speaking Spanish and English, she effectively “Bridges the Gap” for many of our patients. Norma does a great job accommodating our patients’ busy schedules and successfully provides answers to any insurance questions.

In her free time Norma enjoys spending time with her husband and four-year-old son.


Austel Dentist

Registered Dental Hygienist

Vernique has been a hygienist since 2007. She is from Thomasville, Georgia and is an alumnus of The University of Georgia where she received a B.S. degree in Psychology and the Medical College of Georgia where she received a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. Vernique is very passionate about the work she does for her profession. Being able to help change a life one smile at a time, whether it is helping to improve one’s self-confidence or to improve one’s overall health, reassures her that she is living and fulfilling a vision she has had since she was a young child.

In her spare time, she enjoys working out at the gym, traveling, spending quality time with family and friends. She is also a big Bulldawg fan. Goooo Dawgs!


Austell Dentist

Registered Dental Hygienist

Stephanie is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists. She has been a team member of since 2011. Stephanie’s enthusiasm for learning and mastering new dental techniques led her to complete her dental hygiene degree in 2014. As a top graduate of Atlanta Technical College, Stephanie continually expands her knowledge through active memberships with the American Dental Hygiene Association and Atlanta Dental Hygiene Society. Stephanie feels the greatest joy of her career is developing relationships with her patients and fellow team members all while sharing a Smile!

In her free time Stephanie enjoys traveling, outdoor adventures, and quality family time.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Tanovia is one of the hygienist here at East West Family Dental.  She started her educational journey at Middle Georgia College and later transferred to Clayton State University in Jonesboro, GA, where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Her goal as a hygienist is to provide her patients with the most phenomenal comprehensive care possible. Educating each patient about the importance of maintaining optimal oral hygiene properly is a passion she cherishes dearly. In her spare time she loves to travel with her husband and daughter, attending church, and creating unique jewelry. She enjoys being apart of a dental team that values each patient’s unique dental experience with incredible dedication and compassion. She loves to meet new people and looks forward to the opportunity to care for you and your family soon.


Certified Dental Assistant


Certified Dental Assistant

East West Family Dental