40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

LINDSEY AND MISAEL OTERO

  • Hampstead, North Carolina
  • Otero Family Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Age:

33

Name of Practice:

Otero Family Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, New York University College of Dentistry


Why They Were Nominated

The Oteros run one of the most comprehensive dental practices in the nation, and were among the first dental-implant practices in the Carolinas.

Inspiration

Changing people’s lives. “A patient walks in an imperfect person with a dental disability,” Misael says, “and walks out with a new lease on life. We bring back simple pleasures like eating and smiling.”

Tool They Can't Live Without

Their team. “Because of them, it all runs smoothly,” Misael says. “No one cuts corners, and everyone has the same vision for the practice that we do.”

Practice Philosophy

Quality care and a first-class experience. Patients kept waiting more than 15 minutes are given a gift card for a coffee or ice cream.