The Staff of Dr. Allan S. Thomas DMD
Shayla Cawley | Treatment Coordinator
I have been in the dental field since 2013. I started out as a Dental Assistant, where I completely fell in love with Dentistry. After I got married to my husband Dan, I decided that I liked the business aspect, and started to migrate towards the front office.
I love my Job! I love waking up each morning knowing that I get to go to work and help change someone’s smile. I love the interaction I get to have with patients because I get to participate in the process of making treatment happen. Dr. Thomas is so talented and it really is an honor to work in his practice.
Debbie Eddington | Dental Hygienist
I graduated from dental hygiene school in 1977. I have enjoyed working with Dr. Thomas since 2010. It is a pleasure to meet and work with the great people in our practice. I love getting to know our patients and helping them achieve total dental health and their best smile.
My husband and I live in Sandy and have 2 wonderful children and our dog, Barkley. We love spending time with our family and friends playing games, camping and traveling.
Tiffany Peterson | Treatment Coordinator
I started my Dental career in an orthodontic office. I was working on a patient when his father (a dentist) came in to pick him up. We talked for a while and that night he called me and offered me a job. I have been working in dentistry ever since. I love it!!! It’s been 19 amazing years since I walked into the dental office and I haven’t had any regrets. (Well maybe 1, I should just be a dentist).
I am proud to say that I am a wife to the most amazing man. His name is Brian and we have been married 18 years. We have 4 beautiful children who put a smile on my face every day. My son Dallon is 15 and loves sports! Baseball is his true passion. Then come 3 girls. Asha is 12 and LOVES anything electronic. Izabel is 7 and is my social butterfly and my sweet Eva is 3. She is who really runs our house. We often call her “Eva Diva”. I feel very blessed to be a mother, I love spending time with my family.
I feel equally as blessed to have a job that is so rewarding. I was blessed to go to the Dominican Republic with Dr. Thomas to do humanitarian work. It changed my life for the better. Every day I have gratitude for my life and the country I live in. We are a blessed people. It is amazing to serve others, and put smiles on people’s faces.
Kelsey Finnerty | Treatment Coordinator
I enjoy working in the dental field and have loved learning more about the industry. I have been assisting since 2011 and plan to for the rest of my career. My favorite part of my job is meeting patients and getting to interact with them.
I have lived in Utah all of my life, I would never leave I love it here so much. I married my best friend, Jake, in 2012. We love to camp, hike, and basically anything that involves being outdoors and adventuring. I have recently learned to really enjoy baking. And I always try and further my creative abilities by crafting and attempting DIY projects.
Myra Smart | Front Office
I have been working in the dental field for eight years and I love everything about it. I started with Dr. Thomas as a dental assistant and I have now moved to the front office. I love getting to know the patients and helping them anyway I can. Dr Thomas is a great Doctor and friend.
I grew up in the small town of Grass Valley California. I went on to get my associates degree at what was then Ricks College. After graduating I carried on with my education at Utah State University. There I was able to graduate with bachelors in psychology and political science. I have been married 16 years to a wonderful man. We have four crazy kids who keep growing despite what I tell them. We love to hike, camp and travel together.
Briana Coleman | Insurance & Financial Arrangements Specialist
I started my dental career in 2012 and have been completely impacted on how amazing the dental field is. I am continuously fascinated by dental technology and how impeccable smiles can be. My favorite part of my job is helping patients achieve their dental goals and ensuring their oral health is immaculate.
During my time in VA I studied clinical dental hygiene and realized I excelled in the business aspect of the dental field. I am now pursuing a business degree and plan to start at Weber State University in the spring. I enjoy being outside whether it’s on a hike in the mountains or in my backyard gardening. I absolutely love and cherish spending time with my comical family. You can find me fishing on any river in Utah on the weekends with my spouse and canine best friend.
Kierstin Ballard | Dental Hygienist
I graduated in 2013 from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene. I was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia and come from a warm and welcoming southern household. My goal is to always bring this warmth with me into the clinic and work to make sure that your time in my chair is comfortable and effective.
I have worked in multiple offices but feel lucky to have found Dr. Thomas’ office and enjoy the warm and professional “family” atmosphere here. I was given the opportunity to join the Smiles for Life team and served the wonderful people of Alta Verapaz in Guatamala. It was a joy to work with my office impacting the lives of others.
I met my husband here in Utah and we have been married since 1997 with five beautiful children-one son and four girls. My husband brings the nature and I bring the nurture to our parenting team. This helps me work effectively with little ones who come into my clinic a bit unsure about their experience. I love working with children and families and you can be sure that I have your family’s dental health in mind.
I have many interests that I share with my husband and children. We love the outdoors, paddle boarding, hiking, and canoeing. There is music often at home with piano, guitar, and great voices. Food and cooking have always been a love and my family cooks together and we enjoy heading out on food adventures sampling local and exotic flavors. There is never a dull moment with my crew.