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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. Learn more about dental implants near Wilmington, NC.

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.

The Otero Team

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. See how the Invisalign process works.


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. We pride ourselves in being family dentists. 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

Amanda Irwin, RDH | Otero

Practicing for twenty-three years and ten 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

Crystal Fussell, RDH | Otero

Crystal has been practicing Dental Hygiene for twenty-six years and has been with our practice for nine. She received her Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene degree from Coastal Community College. Crystal has been married to John for twenty-five 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 Bachek, RDH | Otero

Natalyn has been practicing Dental Hygiene for eight years and has been with our practice for six. 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 seven years, their lives revolve around their daughter, Sienna, and their thirteen year old lab, Nash.

Dental Assistants

Veronica Ennis, CDA

Veronica Ennis, CDA | Otero

Veronica has been a Dental Assistant for twelve years and has been with our practice for eight 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

Lee Anna Suggs | Otero

Practicing since 2005 and with our practice for fiveyears, 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 seventeen years. They enjoy spending time outdoors, gardening & spoiling their very first grandchild, Wyatt.

Jennifer Wilson, CDA

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Jennifer is a returning veteran here at Otero and rejoined our team in 2019. She has worked in dentistry for over eighteen years, several of those specializing in pediatric dentistry. In her free time she spends time with her children Thomas and Kenleigh and also plans local weddings. From dentistry to wedding planning, she loves to create smiles within both careers.

Madison Fussell, Patient Liaison & Sterilization Technician

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Madison joined our team in 2019. She loves spending her free time out on the boat, paddle boarding, skiing, riding bikes and playing with her fur baby, Juliet. Madison is a Topsail High School Senior who is an aspiring dentist, but also enjoys being a part of productions and theatre.

Front Office

Leslie Todd, Treatment Coordinator

Leslie Todd, Treatment Coordinator | Otero

Leslie is a native Wilmingtonian and has been our Treatment Coordinator for seven 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 Stomski, Patient Concierge

Joan Stomski, Patient Concierge I Otero

Joan has been at our office for six 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.

Christy Martin, Insurance Specialist

Christy Martin, Insurance Specialist I Otero

Christy began working with us in 2019 and has been working in the dental field for eighteen years. She recently moved to the area with her husband, Chris, from Central Virginia. In their spare time they love to search for shark’s teeth and sea glass on Topsail Island.