Meet the Team

  • Dr.
    Joseph A. Otterpohl

    Dr. Otterpohl has been practicing general dentistry since graduating from University of Louisville Dental School in 1980. He received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Otterpohl is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Nashville Dental Society. He is a firm believer in painless dentistry and making his patients as comfortable as possible during their visit. He resides in Franklin with his wife and enjoys golf and traveling in his spare time.

  • Elizabeth Parks
    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.

  • 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 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
    Front Office Administrator

    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.

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