Comprehensive Administrative Leader
Darlene received her dental training and education at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. She also has an associate’s of science from Northwest Florida State College. Darlene brings over three decades of dentistry experience to the office. She is currently responsible for maintaining and overseeing all of the administrative responsibilities at Ottesen Family Dentistry. Darlene will tell you that she loves connecting with patients and helping them enjoy all of the benefits of a healthy smile. Because of her background and time spent in the industry, she is extremely knowledgeable about all things dental insurance, which is a huge help for our family of patients. Darlene is dedicated, smart, inquisitive, approachable, and friendly. Outside of the office, you will probably find Darlene gardening, canning, and spending time with her grandkids.
Registered Dental Hygienist
As one of our Registered Dental hygienists, Alyssa has been an educator, coach, and friend to each of her patients. She earned her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene from Wichita State University and uses that education every day to better her patient’s experience here at Ottesen Family Dentistry. Alyssa really enjoys meeting new people every day and developing that personal connection with each one, all while helping them reach a higher level of oral health. She says that the compassion that each person at the practice shows everyone that walks through the door makes them extra special. You will actually feel heard and cared for when you are under our care. Outside of the office, Alyssa is enjoying her marriage, playing with her two pups, or being outside and enjoying everything Florida has to offer!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Lynn started her journey in the dental field back in 1993. She completed her training at the Pensacola State College and then continued her education at the Las Vegas Institute Advanced Dental Studies. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Ottesen Family Dentistry team! As part of her role, Lynn educates her patients on the importance of oral health, provides them with compassionate care and treatment, conducts comprehensive dental exams on each patient, and takes the x-rays and photos needed for a full evaluation of their mouth. With her job revolving around her patients, she loves the positive impact she can make in each one’s life. She is able to see that impact play out for years to come through continued care and treatment! Having grown up in the area, you can find Lynn enjoying the local beaches and beautiful Gulf water.
Certified Dental Assistant
Having just shy of a decade of experience in the dental industry, Devi adds to Ottesen Family Dentistry’s collection of well-trained and knowledgeable staff. While at the office, Devi is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the equipment, chairside assisting, front desk floating, maintaining the stock rooms, sterilization of the operatories and equipment, infection control, as well as other office tasks. What brightens her day is being able to spend time with patients and ensuring they’re comfortable during their treatment. Devi is very proud to work for Dr. Ottesen and seeing the leadership, care, and compassion that she shares with her team and patients. In her free time, Devi spends time with her loving husband and her 3 beautiful and talented teenage boys!
Ashely received her dental education courtesy of the Red Cross Dental Program. As a dental assistant, she helps fellow team members, and she also helps patients learn how to love their smiles. Ashley will tell you she loves the work she does because she finds that teeth are “super cool.” She enjoys coming to the office each day and working with a talented team who all have kind hearts. When you meet Ashley, you will find that she’s kind, funny, emotional, compassionate, and strong. All of these things make her a valuable asset to the Ottesen Family Dentistry team. Outside of the office, Ashley is usually finding new places to take her kids on a fun and exciting day adventures.
Dental Assistant / Receptionist / Registered Dental Hygienist
Tineka received her registered dental hygienist training from Darton College in Albany, GA and she currently has well over a decade of dental industry experience under her belt. In the office, you will probably see Tineka working at the front desk, dental assisting, and providing hugs to our littlest patients. She says she loves being a part of the Ottesen Family Dentistry team because everyone has compassion, a strong work ethic, and goes out of their way to help maintain a relaxing, family environment where patients feel comfortable. We love Tineka because she’s efficient, meticulous, dependent, enthusiastic, and outgoing. In her spare time, Tineka enjoys hunting, fishing, watching her daughter Kaylee play softball, and going to the beach. She has been happily married to her husband Trent for nearly two decades.
Rebecca attended Brigham Young University. She has got many administrative responsibilities at the office and enjoys organizing data. She says she loves working at Ottesen Family Dentistry because it is close to home and has friendly team members and patients who always help make her job fun. Rebecca says the office is also special because everyone genuinely cares about our patients playing close attention to their oral and overall health needs. Rebecca is good at what she does because she is meticulous, kind, and logical. When she is not busy helping patients, Rebecca likes spending time with family, acting as president of the women’s group at her church, playing the piano, walking her dog, reading, and traveling.