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Haydee Otero

Haydee Otero

Patient Care Coordinator: Haydee Otero

Haydee was born and raised in The Bronx, but moved to Port St Lucie, FL in 1990.  She graduated from Indian River State College in 1996 with her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certificate. She has been a clinical assistant since 1996 and really enjoys patient care.

She is a proud mom of two teen age girls and a son. When she not in the office you can find her at her sons baseball games.


The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Although state regulations vary, responsibilities may include:

  • assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment proceduresHaydee Otero
  • taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • asking about the patient’s medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment
  • helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
  • providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)
  • teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
    (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • taking impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
  • performing office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer
  • communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)
  • helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery

We applaud the strength and integrity of our office team at Dentistry by Design!  Our office members maintain a positive team spirit under any challenging patient situation and optimize the overall patient experience. Our hygienist, Nerissa, delivers the highest level of care while teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain their health and well being.   Dental Assistants are an integral part of Dentistry by Design.  They make our patients feel comfortable and guide them throughout their procedures.  As Dental Assistants is empathetic to our patients needs and concerns.

Everyone works together so that you, the patient, achieves optimal comfort and satisfaction!



departments: Our Team
positions: Patient Care Coordinator
office: 672 SW Prima Vista Blvd, Suite 202 Port St. Lucie Florida 34983 and 3889 Military Trl, Suite 102 Jupiter Florida 33458