Valley Esthetics Dental Group
Mary Tourtlotte, D.D.S
Creating Beautiful Smiles
Call: (209) 521-8105

Meet The Team

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Dr. Mary Tourtlotte

Dentist

Dr. Mary Tourtlotte is a 2005 graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni, School of Dentistry. She was born and raised in the Central Valley, graduating from Oakdale High School before venturing off to college at UC Davis and San Jose State University on a tennis scholarship. Dr. Mary is a dental officer in the Unites States Naval Reserves, where she proudly dedicates one weekend every month and 2 weeks every year as a general dentist for our Marines and Navy Sailors. Dr. Mary is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Stanislaus Dental Society, and the American Dental Implant Association. She has also completed a fellowship and associate fellowship with the American Dental Implant Association and the World Class Laser Institute. She loves practicing dentistry in the area where she grew up. She enjoys the time spent with her patients and getting to know them and their families.

Her favorite time away from her patients and team members is spent with her family. Dr. Mary is married with three children, which keep them very busy. She enjoys kickboxing, running, ski and snowboarding, and watching her kids grow and excel in life. Dr. Mary and her husband, Deonce, love adventurous family outings and they all might be seen at a Tough Mudder event or other local obstacle course races.


Dr. Andrew Smith

Dentist

Dr. Smith is a 2002 graduate of Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at University of Southern California (USC). He graduate from Peter Johansen High School in Modesto, he then furthered his education recieving his B.S. in General Biology at CSU Stanislaus. Dr. Smith has additional training in research where he studied pathogenic diseases at the University of Missouri, which helps him in practicing ng evidence-based dentistry. His education provided him in learning material/cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry, and training in different modalities of sedation to bring in comprehensive care to every patient when designing a new smile. One particular passion of his is outreach to community where past ventures included included mobile dentistry for the under-served, food drives with the Hispanic Dental Association, providing dental care for those in Skid row, Title IX work at his undergraduate campus, and countering at the LAC+USC hospital providing emergency dental care. 

 When Dr. Smith is not in the office performing dentistry he spends most of the time with his family, adventuring to different hiking spots. He finds passion in making music where his spends his free time playing the drums. 




Hanneke

Office Manager

Hanneke brings over 40 years of dental experience to our office and has been a member of our team for 24 years. She was born in Holland and raised in the Bay Area. Hanneke says, “I love our office, I love our patients and I can’t imagine working anywhere else!” Hanneke loves spending time with her family, including her son, daughter, two granddaughters and many lifelong friends. She also loves to travel and has a bucket list of destinations she would like to visit.


Deonce

Assistant Manager


Lori

Scheduling Coordinator & Registered Dental Assistant

Lori grew up in Modesto and started her career as a Registered Dental Assistant. She attended Modesto Junior College for the Dental Assisting Program and graduated with an A.S. degree. She has been in the dental field over 25 years, the last 12 in the front office. She worked 15 years with our own Dr. Katie Kucera before Dr. Kucera sold her private practice. She continued to work in the practice and then had an opportunity to work with Dr. Mary Tourtlotte and Dr. Katie Kucera once again. She lives with her family in Modesto and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, bicycling and going to country music concerts.


Jennifer

Insurance Coordinator & Registered Dental Assistant

Jennifer is a Registered Dental Assistant who has worked in our practice for over 21 years. She attended both Modesto Junior College and Galen College for Dental Assisting.  She loves her job, especially the relationships she has built with our patients. She is gifted in making our patients feel comfortable and at ease while they are here for their appointment. She is now working as a receptionist in the front office. She is married and has a young son.  In her free time she enjoys shopping, reading and spending time with her family.


Amanda

Registered Dental Hygienist

Amanda grew up in Oakdale and graduated with honors in Dental Hygiene from Carrington College Sacramento in 2017.  She had been an RDA for 14 years, graduating from Galen College in 2005. She is married to her husband Ryan , and has two kids. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them enjoy their dental experience. In her free time she enjoys the San Francisco Giants, camping and riding quads with her family. 


Hillary

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hillary is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated with Honors from SJVC in 2020. She lives in Oakdale with her husband and Maltese Cosmo, her one and only fur- “baby”. After working in the ER for 9 years she decided to take her best friend’s advice and pursue her dream of becoming a hygienist. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them have confident smiles. When Hillary is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, Giants baseball, fishing, and reading. Hillary loves being an Auntie and prides herself on being the “Best Auntie Ever”. 


Amanda

Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions & Orthodontic Assistant

Amanda was born in the Bay Area and grew up here in Modesto. She has been in the dental field for 13 years. she went to school at Kaplan college where she obtained her Dental Assistant diploma. In 2016 She decided to go back and further her education in the dental field. She took and passed another set of state tests to get her license as a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions. Amanda took additional courses in 2017 to get her Orthodontic Assistant Permit. She is very passionate about her job,she loves her patients and being able to help see them smile. She has a beautiful daughter, who she spends most of all  her free  time with. They love Disney and love to spend time making new memories. She also enjoys fishing and camping with friends and family. 


Viviana

Registered Dental Assistant

Viviana is a Registered Dental Assistant who loves being in the dental field. She received her dental assisting training from Kaplan College.  She enjoys helping patients have a comfortable experience. In her spare time she loves to spend it with her son and family and friends.


Serena

Dental Assistant

Serena is a Dental Assistant looking to further her career in the dental field over the next few years. She enjoys getting to know her patients and making sure they have the best possible experience. In her free time she loves to workout, listen to music and hangout with family. 


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