Meet the Staff

  • Dr.
    Joseph A. Otterpohl

    Dr. Joe Otterpohl graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1980 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. He has maintained a successful dental practice in Nashville, TN since graduation. Having a keen interest in the cosmetic side of dentistry and restoring patients' teeth and smile to the best possible outcome, he considers facial esthetics a natural progression in his desire to give his patients not only great smiles but also beautiful skin, facial tone and a youthful appearance.

    Dr. Otterpohl received his training in injectables and fillers (Juvederm) from The American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) and also trained in treating pains of the head and neck including TMJ and headaches using botulinum toxin (Botox and Xeomin). When not at his practice, Dr. Otterpohl spends his time outside of the office with his wife (and best friend) and their therapy trained French bulldog. He also has two daughters and four grandchildren.

  • Dru Milligan - Otterpohl
    Finance, Marketing and Public Relations

    Dru has been employed with Otterpohl Dental since 2009 in the position as Finance Manager. Dru manages from behind the scenes which include all accounting and financial matters for the practice. Aside from her day to day practice responsibilities her recent project was to get the JO Facial Esthetics side of the practice running from a PR and marketing perspective. Dru works closely with Mike Moody and DeAnna Burns in coordinating employee training, employee benefits, events, open houses, social media matters and any type of public relations for both Otterpohl Dental and JO Facial Ethetics.

    Before joining Otterpohl Dental, Dru was a twenty three year corporate banker and brings that experience to the practice. In her spare time, she is a novice cook having taken formal cooking courses in Paris and all across the US. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Dr. Joe Otterpohl and taking their therapy French bulldog to local nursing homes, hospitals and Universities to visit. She is a past President of the Patricia Hart Women’s group of United Way of Williamson County and a member of the Golden Circle Society at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab Utah where she and Dr. O volunteer on an annual basis. She and Dr. O are members of First Presbyterian Church of Nashville and they have four grandchildren.

  • DeAnna Burns
    Office Manager

    DeAnna graduated from Columbia State Community College in Franklin, Tennessee with an A.A.S degree in Medical Informatics in December of 2018. She joined our practice as an intern and began her professional career with us upon graduation. In addition to her role as Office Manager, DeAnna also manages our marketing and social media duties. She resides in Nolensville with her husband, son, step-daughter, and two furbabies. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family and friends, shopping, making art, listening to music and playing with her dogs.

  • Elizabeth Parks APRN-BC
    Aesthetic Nurse

    Elizabeth is a nurse with 10 years of professional experience in the field of age related disorders and aesthetic medicine. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Masters degree in Nursing and has practiced around the Nashville area since 2007. Her specialties include cosmetic injections that restore volume to the face and minimize lines and wrinkles and lines caused from age related factors. Elizabeth also believes passionately in the ZO Skinhealth brand of products. The potent line of products by Dr. Obagi helps achieve long term skin care goals such as increased elasticity, even skin tone, reduction of lines and wrinkles and overall skin health. Elizabeth believes these are the best skin care products on the market- and she has pretty much tried them all! In addition to her career as a nurse, she enjoys being a part-time stay at home mom to 2 boys (and a fur baby) and a wife to a wonderful husband.

  • Brittany Brothers
    Dental Hygienist

    Brittany is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Business.  She attended Remington College, graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2015, and began working at Otterpohl dental that fall. She is getting married May of 2018 to her finance Justin and lives locally here in Brentwood. She is a lover of dogs, and owns two goldendoodles named Tug and Oliver.  She spends her spare time exercising, with family, eating at local restaurants, and throwing ball to her two dogs.

  • Kathryne Wallace
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Kathryne graduated from Dental Staff School of Tennessee as a dental assistant. She grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee with her mom, dad, and sister.

    'I have two dogs that keep me busy when I'm not at work! I love the outdoors, traveling, the nail spa and meeting new people. I have a bubbly and sweet personality and love to see people smile!'


  • Leslie Canales
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Leslie graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras as doctor in dental surgery and practiced dentistry in Honduras for 25 years. She works at Otterpohl Dental as an RDA. Leslie moved to the United States with her family and speaks Spanish as her first language, English as her second.
    ' I love dentistry and I strive to do the best I can for each patient. It will be a pleasure for me to meet you if you come to Otterpohl Dental '


  • Bonnie Parham