Friendly & Helpful Staff

At Thurman Orthodontics, we work as a team to treat you like family. Every member of our team is dedicated to giving you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve and greeting you with a warm and friendly face each time you walk through our door.

We genuinely care for each of our patients and truly enjoy the opportunity to be a part of their lives. First and foremost, we will take care of you, whether you need to be seen for a weekend emergency, have a question about treatment, or simply need a caring ear to listen.

We’re here to bring not only a higher standard of patient care and service to the Bakersfield community but also an orthodontic team you can call family both during and after treatment.

When You Walk Through Our Door, We Smile


The front office team strives to make sure that each appointment works with your busy schedule. We understand that your time is precious, and they work to make sure that our schedule provides you with the most efficient use of your day.

Our Records and Treatment Coordinators will greet you at your first appointment and set the stage for the top-notch care you'll experience throughout the entire course of your treatment. They're knowledgeable, attentive, and here to make your experience smooth and convenient from your initial exam until the day your treatment begins. While coordinating care with your general dentist, making sure our treatment is affordable with your budget and scheduling your first appointments, you'll feel loved from the moment you step into their office.

Our dynamic Financial Team will work together with you to give you payment arrangements that work with your budget. They'll also coordinate insurance billing and answer any questions that you may have. The Financial Team is organized and professional, helping you feel completely comfortable starting treatment, and they're available to assist you every step of the way after treatment begins.

There's never a dull moment with our clinical assistants, and they're one of the main reasons our patients look forward to their appointments. They're highly-trained and skilled in delivering the highest quality clinical care possible. They work closely with Dr. Thurman at your appointments to make sure your treatment is a huge success.

You won’t find a more caring, knowledgeable, and fun clinical team. Their skills are the reason our patients finish their treatments with such astonishingly beautiful smiles and have an average wait time of fewer than five minutes at each appointment.

We're really excited the Dr. T team has such a deep sense of community and is participating in Make-a-Wish®.