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Meet Dr. Misael and Lindsey Otero and the Team

Meet the Dentist


Misael J. Otero, D.D.S.

After earning his Bachelor’s of Arts at the University of Florida, Dr. Misael attended New York University College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. He has achieved Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, becoming one of only five dentists in North Carolina to receive such an honor.

Dr. Misael annually lectures to East Carolina University’s dental school residents & engages them in a professional development course. He guides the graduates transitioning from school into the field of dentistry. In early 2017, ECU invited Dr. Misael to join their faculty as an adjunct professor.


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Lindsey E. Otero, D.D.S.

After earning her Bachelor’s of Science with Honors from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, Dr. Lindsey attended New York University College of Dentistry where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree. Highly committed to clinical excellence, she is a certified provider for Invisalign and Lumineers.

Our Team

Dr. Misael and Dr. Lindsey spent months interviewing potential candidates for their front and back office staff. It was a long process, but one they were happy to undertake because they had only one thought in mind: a positive experience for their patients, from the first phone call to the final follow-up. The doctors were looking for compassionate staffers who understand what a visit to the dentist means to people. They wanted a front desk staff that were friendly and flexible and dental hygienists and assistants who were knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of dental care. The Oteros believe they have found exactly the right people to compliment the staff. This outstanding team of care providers pledges to treat everyone with professionalism, friendliness and respect. Together, patients can be assured their oral health care experience at Otero Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry will be second to none.


Dental Hygienists

Amanda Irwin, RDH

Practicing for twenty-one years and eight years with us, Amanda completed a degree in Liberal Arts at Meredith College and Dental Hygiene degree at Coastal Carolina Community College. She is a proud mother of a very active teen and a native Wilmingtonian. Her family time is spent on the beach, boat and baseball field. Amanda lives life in the sun & in flip flops!


Crystal Fussell, RDH (Photo coming soon!)

Crystal has been practicing Dental Hygiene for twenty-four years and has been with our practice for seven. She received her Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene degree from Coastal Community College. Crystal has been married to John for twenty-four years and together they have two kids, Tyler and Madison. In her free time, Crystal and her family love going out on the boat and spending time gardening.


Natalyn Bachek, RDH

Natalyn has been practicing Dental Hygiene for six years and has been with our practice for four. She graduated from Cape Fear Community College with degrees in Education, Arts and Dental Hygiene. She has been apart of the Colgate Advisory Board since 2014 and the Cape Fear Community College Dental Hygiene Advisory Board since 2016. Married to Kenny for five years, their lives revolve around their black lab Nash, staying active and spending time on the beach.



Dental Assistants

Veronica Ennis, CDA

Veronica has been a Dental Assistant for ten years and has been with our practice for six years. She graduated from Cape Fear Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant. Originally born in New Jersey, she was raised in Southport, NC and became an avid Nascar and Dale Jr. fan. Veronica has three dogs named Benji, Loki and Onyx.


Lee Anna Suggs, CDA

Practicing since 2005 and with our practice for two years, Lee Anna received her Dental Assisting degree from University of Pittsburgh. While traveling all over  the country with the military, she has been married to Matt for fifteen years. They enjoy spending time outdoors, gardening & spoiling their very first grandchild, Wyatt.


Crystal Miller, CDA

Crystal graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2009 with a Dental Assisting degree and has been on our team for seven years. Married to Brandon since 2010, they have two sons, a daughter and a dog named Bella. She enjoys spending time with family and going out on the boat.



Front Office

Leslie Todd, Treatment Coordinator

Leslie is a native Wilmingtonian and has been our Treatment Coordinator for five years. Prior to our office, she has been in dentistry for twenty-five years, focusing twenty years in Orthodontics. Leslie has a daughter named Pierceson, who is an avid guitar player and is in an all girl rock band. They have two twin cats named Mango and Tango. In her free time, Leslie loves gardening and going to the beach.


Joan, Patient Concierge (Photo coming soon!)

Joan has been at our office for three years and is the first face you see when you walk in the door! Originally from Massachusetts, she is the proud mother of four children and eight grandchildren. She also has two dogs and a cat that she considers her children as well. Joan enjoys gardening, spending time outside and traveling to see family.


Andrea, Insurance Specialist (Photo coming soon!)

Joining our team two years go, Andrea moved from Connecticut to be closer to the beach. She is the mom of two dogs, Sadie and Bear, who she loves to walk on the beach with. Andrea’s true passion consists of cheering on her favorite NFL team, the Patriots and spending time with family.