Meet The Team

Compassionate Dental Professionals You Can Count On

Jen Newton

Jennifer – Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

After completing her education at the Gulf Coast State College in 2015, Jennifer joined the Panhandle Dental Care team and received her Local Anesthetic Certification from the Gulf Coast State College in 2016. For the last 7 years, she has been helping her patients by developing their own personal treatment plans, as well as treating her patients who have Periodontal Disease. She also helps them prevent oral disease through proper cleaning and maintenance of any periodontal issues. She loves being able to show patients that going to the dentist isn’t so bad! She also administers a local anesthetic to make her patients more comfortable during their dental procedures. Her fascination for teeth led her to this career, and she gets to use that fascination to help restore her patients’ oral health. Jennifer loves the team mentality of Panhandle Dental Care, and she sees her co-workers as an extended family. If she’s not at the office, you can find Jennifer working out and weight lifting, or in the stands watching her two boys play baseball. 

Sandra Ott

Sandra – Business Administrator

Sandra is a 30 year veteran of the dental industry, having completed her education at the Concorde Career Institute. She has been a staple of Panhandle Dental Care for the last 18 years. As the Business Administrator, she is responsible for scheduling all new patients, handling all insurance questions, coordinating each patient’s treatment plan, and presenting the financial arrangements. These responsibilities go hand in hand with her love and commitment to helping others and providing support for a great office to see great patients. Sandra finds the care and love that Panhandle Dental Care shows each patient that comes in makes the office stand out. If she wasn’t working at the office, she’d either be traveling and eating/cooking!

Hannah – Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

In July 2023, Hannah became a valuable addition to our Panhandle Dental Care team following her education at Gulf Coast State College. Her dedication to fostering confidence in patients’ smiles through consistent dental hygiene care is truly inspiring. Overcoming her own fear of the dentist, Hannah is passionate about helping others conquer this challenge as well. At Panhandle Dental Care, she’s delighted to be part of a team that prioritizes individualized patient care from the moment they step through the door. Hannah’s goal is to maintain this exceptional level of attentiveness and detail-oriented dental care for all patients. When away from the office, Hannah’s time is devoted to her one-year-old Boykin named River. Whether she’s spending quality moments with her family or indulging in shopping sprees, Hannah embraces life’s joys beyond her dental care passion.

Iyana – Dental Assistant

Iyana joined us as a Gulf Coast State College graduate when she joined the dental industry in 2020. Some of her essential responsibilities around the office include greeting and seating patients, assisting Dr. Ott with procedures, and breaking down rooms once you’re out of the dental chair. Iyana loves helping others and seeing how patients transform their smiles. Iyana’s aunt is a dental assistant and brought her to work with her. This sparked an interest in Iyana to learn more. Iyana is very capable, hardworking, confident, unique, and honest. She’s proud to be a part of the Panhandle Dental Care family because it’s a positive environment where everyone works together in harmony. In her spare time, Iyana likes to go shopping, travel, attend church, and spend time with her family.

Kristiana – Dental Assistant

Kristiana has been working in dentistry since 2012. Her career started in her home state of Alabama, where she first became a dental assistant and later received her hygiene and local anesthetic license through the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program. After moving to Florida, she joined the Panhandle Dental team in August of 2022. Because of her experience and knowledge in dental assisting and hygiene, Kristiana strives to provide her patients with the best care and education when it comes to their dental needs. When she’s not assisting Dr. Ott with various dental procedures, you can find her helping in other areas of the office because she believes that teamwork is one of many core values in a successful dental practice. Outside of the office, Kristiana enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. Some of her favorite hobbies include shopping, bass fishing, going to concerts, and attending community events.