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Dr. Tia Thomas

Austell Dentist


Officer Manager

Teresa has enjoyed being a team member of West Cobb Smiles 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.


Patient Coordinator

Trellis began her dental career over 27 years ago as a certified dental assistant. Trellis has been a valuable part of the West Cobb Smiles team since 2016.  In her current role as patient coordinator, She enjoys helping patients maximize their insurance benefits while making sure they understand any recommended treatment. Our patients and staff enjoy her bubbly, positive personality and radiant smile. Trellis loves to spend time traveling with her Eastern Star sisters and values quality time with her husband Anthony and her daughter.


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 West Cobb Smiles.  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.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Kourtney has been a registered dental hygienist since 2011 and joined the West Cobb Smiles team in 2016.  She graduated Cum Laude from Darton State College where she received her Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene.  Before joining West Cobb Smiles, Kourtney brightened SMILES in community, private, and corporate dental settings. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Kourtney’s number one goal is to always provide optimal dental care for every patient she meets! Due to her ongoing passion to help prevent common dental disparities, she is currently pursing a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Clayton State University.  Kourtney also takes pride in creating an atmosphere to relieve patients of dental phobia’s. Many of our patients describe Kourtney as being “Gentle, Sweet, and Comforting.”  In her spare time she enjoys scrap-booking, cooking, and traveling with friends and family. We are ecstatic to have Kourtney on our team, and She looks forward to seeing you SMILE!


Certified Dental Assistant

Jeffery is a highly trained certified dental assistant whose passion for dentistry started in 2013. Jeffery transitioned from Chicago to Georgia to attend Everest College where he received his certification. Jeffery joined the West Cobb Smiles team in early 2017. His personality and love for his family is what keeps him going. Jeffery’s goal is to further his career in the dental field by becoming a registered dental hygienist. Patients love and appreciate Jeffery’s kind and compassionate chair-side manner.


Certified Dental Assistant

Sheneka has enjoyed being a certified dental assistant since 2004. She has been an asset of the West Cobb Smiles team since 2014.  Sheneka loves doing ortho and since joining the team has become a certified ortho assistant. Sheneka plans to further her career in dentistry as a registered dental hygienist and her she LOVES when she can make our patients SMILE!  In her spare time she enjoys glamour and beauty, walking, bowling and spending time with her son.