Meet the Team!

When you walk into Smiles by the Bay, you will immediately feel that you’re at home. You’ll love the coastal, beachy vibe, and you’ll be greeted with a smile every time.


Dr. Mary Trahar-Thomas


People will forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Since I opened my practice 15 years ago, I have always wanted to make people feel like they are welcome — from the moment they walk in the door.


Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator

Dawn has worked in this industry for 34 years. As Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator, she keeps our office running like a well-oiled machine!

Tell us about your family:
I have been married to my husband, Mike, for 32 years. We have been blessed with 3 amazing children, as well as two adorable Yorkies (Roxie and Tucker) and a cat (Milo).

Who inspires you the most?
My father. Hands down. He was the most wonderful, caring, thoughtful, loving, compassionate person I have ever known.

What do you love most about your job?
I love helping people gain confidence with a beautiful smile. Seeing that transformation, from people covering their mouths when they talk or smile, to a beaming bright smile... That's the best!


Patient Liaison / Spanish Interpreter


Scheduling Coordinator

Becca is our Scheduling Coordinator, which means she keeps the office organized and running on-time!

What TV show are you most likely to binge-watch?
Friends! I've watched that show since I could walk.

Favorite 90's jam:
Everything Britney Spears.

Who inspires you?
My grandparents inspire me, because their love is truly unconditional.

What do you love about your job?
I really love interacting with our patients. And my coworkers are the best!


Orthodontic Technician


Financial Coordinator


Patient Liaison / Spanish Interpreter


Orthodontic Technician

Brooke is one of our orthodontic technicians, and she's originally from Queenstown, Maryland. She has a 2 year old daughter, Iris.

Favorite movie
Crash. It’s a suspense movie with a bunch of different characters that all impact each other even though they don’t know each other. I love it!

What inspires you?
I am really inspired by underdogs that defeat all their setbacks and take charge of their lives!

What do you love about your job?
I love connecting and interacting with all of our patients and getting a peek into their lives. In orthodontics, we are lucky enough to see our patients every couple months, so we really get to know our patients and see them grow and change.


Orthodontic Technician


Orthodontic Technician

We Believe Every Child Deserves to Feel Like a Million Bucks!

This orthodontics team is amazing. Each person at Smiles by the Bay is carefully chosen to make sure that they feel the same way about the work we do. Not that they have had the same training, but that they have the same philosophy of treatment. We want to create an environment that’s always exciting, always positive. We’re focused on the same things: giving someone a beautiful, healthy smile — and delivering it with laughter and style.

When you walk into Smiles by the Bay, we hope that you will immediately feel that you’re at home. You’ll love the coastal, beachy vibe, and you’ll be greeted with a smile every time.

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