Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Office Staff

Shelley

Office Manager

Shelley

Shelley, originally from Georgia, graduated summa cum laude from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting. She moved to the Auburn area in 2004 after finishing school. She worked for a local accounting firm before joining Dr. Thames in 2010. Her favorite thing about working for Thames Orthodontics is being a part of a fantastic team!

Shelley lives in Auburn with her family and enjoys playing video games, scrapbooking, going to the gym, and spending time with her daughter.

 

Sarah

New Patient Coordinator

Sarah

Sarah is the first interaction our new families have with our practice. She gathers initial patient information including what concerns they are having about their smiles, what type of treatments they are interested in, and answers any questions the patient may have about treatment options. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and making sure that each patient’s orthodontic experience is as positive as possible. Her favorite part of working at Thames Orthodontics is seeing the smile on the patients' faces when they get their braces off.

Sarah lives in Auburn with her husband Terry, her daughter Hollis Ann, and her doggy Sadie Grace. She loves all crafts, Auburn University Football, spending time with her family, and watching her daughter play softball.

 

Wanda

Scheduling Coordinator

Wanda

Wanda has been with Thames Orthodontics since 2007. Her friendly face will greet you at every visit, help you schedule all your necessary appointments, and answer your questions with a caring and cheerful attitude. Wanda works hard every day to make all patients feel warm and welcome, and loves creating a special bond with them while learning about their lives.

Wanda and her husband Trey live in Opelika. She enjoys painting, baking, walking her dog, Leo, and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

 

Cassie

Scheduling Coordinator

Cassie

Cassie has been a lifelong resident of Auburn and she is the last of four sisters to attend Auburn University. She hopes to one day own a family-run candy shop in the Auburn/Opelika area. Her favorite thing about working for Thames Orthodontics is building genuine relationships. Whether it is with fellow team members, patients or their families; all while being in a unique atmosphere that never really feels like “work.”

Cassie spends most of her free time forcing her dog Addie to cuddle with her. She also enjoys camping, cooking for her family and friends, and watching the Weather Channel. 


Clinical Assistants
 

Lynn

Clinical Assistant, AOAC

Lynn

As a certified orthodontic assistant, Lynn sees patients during their appointments and assists Dr. Thames in treatment. With more than 25 years of experience in orthodontics, Lynn is uniquely able to help patients during their orthodontic journey.

Lynn and her husband Haskel have three children, Corrie, Mallory, and Whit. Her favorite things to do include cooking, gardening, and spending time with her two granddaughters.

 

Randi

Clinical Assistant, AOAC

Randi

Randi works with our patients to create a pleasant and efficient orthodontic experience, and assists Dr. Thames in treating our patients. Her one-on-one patient interactions allow her to get to know her patients on a personal level. She loves hearing all their interesting stories!

Randi has three daughters, Meredith, Madison, and Hollis, and a dog named Chocolate Chip. She enjoys watching her daughter play softball, spending time at the lake, and having movie and dinner dates with her kids.

 

Lauren

Clinical Assistant

Lauren

Lauren is another one of our talented clinical assistants. Her favorite thing about working at Thames Orthodontics is being able to help patients get the smile they deserve. She loves being able to give them an amazing boost of confidence.

Lauren and her husband have three little boys, Dylan, Tyler, and Jacob. They love to go on family vacations and spend time together. Lauren also enjoys cooking and fishing.

 

Alison

Clinical Assistant, CDA, AOAC

Alison

Alison is originally from Eastern North Carolina. She and her husband Taylor recently moved to Opelika after he discharged from the Marine Corps. Alison worked for three years in orthodontics before joining Dr. Thames’ team in 2016. She is a DANB Certified Dental Assistant.

Alison and her husband have two daughters, Audrey and Mallory, and a pug named Bella. They love spending time as a family and trips to the beach.

 

 

Mary Alyce

Mary Alyce

Lab Technician, Clinical Assistant

As a lab technician, Mary Alyce is involved with the beginning stages of your treatment. Once your braces are removed, she is here to help you keep that beautiful smile you worked so hard for.

Mary Alyce is originally from Selma, AL. She moved to Montgomery in 1994 and moved to Auburn in 2017. She and her husband Cason have four children, Kayley, Cale, Mary Drue, and Graves. She also claims Miles, her maltipoo dog, as her fifth child. Her favorite thing to do when she is not running or walking is sitting on the beach or just hanging out with her family. Mary Alyce and her family attend Church of the Highlands.