Professional Care
With a Personal Touch

Are you searching for quality family dentistry near your area? Smiles Dental is your answer to all things dental care! With our broad range of services and welcoming environment, we are happy to be your family’s go-to dentist in Lacey. Schedule your appointment with us today!

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Smile-Worthy Services

We provide a full suite of dental services to treat your family’s unique dental needs all under one roof!

    Services

  • Teeth Cleanings, Exams & X-Rays
  • Composite Fillings
  • Nightguards
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Dental Crowns & Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Implants
  • Sedation Options
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Invisalign®
  • ClearCorrect®
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Oral Surgery
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies usually occur when you least expect them, leaving you in a frazzle to find care. While you’re searching for a dentist to treat you, you’re losing critical time you may need to save the affected tooth. At Smiles Dental, we are always accepting emergency appointments. We’re dedicated to being your go-to dentist and that means being available to you when you need your care.

Dental Insurance

We proudly accept a variety of dental insurance plans and we track and file your claims for you. Our goal is to make sure you get the most out of your benefits!

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Connection (GEHA)
  • Delta (ODS/MODA/WDS)
  • Dentemax
  • Premera (LifeWise)
  • Regence (LifeMap)
  • United Concordia

Meet Our Friendly Dentists, Drs. Eric Thiede & Melody Pongmanopap


Dr. Eric Thiede and Dr. Melody Pongmanopap love serving the Lacey community. They take great pride in providing one of a kind(ness) dental care and always puts patients as our top priority. Whether you’re in need of a routine checkup, dental crown, orthodontics, or something in between, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. Drs. Thiede and Pongmanopap have received extensive experience performing a wide range of treatments from simple preventive care to more complex restorative work.

Dr. Melody Pongmanopap

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.

New Patient Specials

Are you thinking about visiting Smiles Dental for the first time? We think you should! Our team loves seeing new faces in our office and we hope to see yours soon. Please take advantage of our great new patient specials for your first visit!

We love to foster a lifetime of healthy smiles in our Lacey community.

Get in touch with our office to book your next visit!

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