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We are proud to offer a comfortable, welcoming place to meet all of your family’s dental care needs.We strive to provide exceptional dental care that is patient-centric and community inclusive in a friendly and fun environment. We are committed to courageously evolve and change on behalf of our patients, staff, vendors and shareholders. Our caring dentist, Dr. Melody Pongmanopap, is pleased to offer a wide variety of dental treatments, ranging from simple dental cleanings and fillings to porcelain veneers and oral surgery. We are certain to have the treatment you need to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!

Meet Our Team

Dr. Eric Thiede, DDS

General Dentistry

Melody Pongmanopap, DDS

Melody Pongmanopap, DDS

General Dentistry

Melody Pongmanopap, DDS
Theron L. Nebeker, DMD
“I find dentistry to be so rewarding when patients become invested in their smile and oral health and allowing me to help them achieve their goals.”

Dr. Melody Pongmanopap was born and raised in Southern California. She studied biology at UC Berkeley. After graduating, she spent three years as a middle and high school teacher teaching science and math. During this time, she learned flexibility in working with people of diverse backgrounds and ages. Teaching gave her invaluable experience to pursue her passion for health care.

Dr. Pongmanopap attended dental school University of the Pacific in San Francisco. While in school, she completed many community service events at health fairs and local schools. She also had the great opportunity to volunteer in Jamaica for a week where she donated free dental work to the local community. After graduating, she moved to Washington and completed a residency program in Tacoma. She continued to work in community health afterwards and enjoyed helping low income patients receive much needed dental care. She then wanted to transition to a family practice and build long lasting relationships with patients.

She currently lives in Tacoma with her husband, Albert, who is another dentist she met in school. During her free time, she enjoys exercising, yoga, travel, cooking, and reading books.

Dr. Eric Thiede, DDS and Dr. Melody Pongmanopap along with our entire team, are committed to providing you and your family with excellent dental care, no matter your needs. We are pleased to provide a wide variety of services in a warm, comfortable environment. Our dentists are proud to provide high-quality, comprehensive dentistry in Lacey, Washington, and we invite you to contact us today to learn more. We look forward to giving you a reason to smile!

Smiles Dental
7046 Pacific Ave SE,
Lacey, WA 98503

Monday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Our office is conveniently located on Main Street (the same street as the Lacey Community Center).