Tuttle Family Dentistry
Our team is what really sets us apart. Not only do we strive to provide the very best dentistry in the Colorado Springs area, but we also strive to make each patient’s experience a positive one.Take a minute to get to know us by browsing our bios. We look forward to seeing you in our dental office.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Brian Tuttle
Dr. Brian Tuttle attended Southern Utah University for his undergraduate degree and the University of Iowa for dental school. After finishing his education, he completed a one-year general residency at Ft. Sill. He is a member of the American Dental Association.
It is important to Dr. Tuttle to create a positive experience for his patients. He loves when patients say, “That wasn’t so bad.” He wants to provide a place where he would take his own family for treatment.
Speaking of family Dr. Tuttle and his wife Jane have 5 beautiful children together that they are very active with. He also serves in the National Guard. As well as in his free time he enjoys the outdoors, running, fishing, camping and hunting. All of the animals featured in the office were acquired on his hunting trips.
Dr. Robert Colt
Dr. Robert Colt earned his bachelor's degree in medical science from the University of Colorado and his doctorate of dental sciences from the CU Health Science Center. He began practicing dentistry in 2004 and has continued his dental education, becoming proficient in oral surgery, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics and the treatment of craniofacial pain and sleep breathing disorders.
A Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain since 2008, he has taught dental techniques nationally and internationally as well as has held faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. Dr. Colt uses advanced technologies to provide the best possible patient care. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and American Orthodontic Society.
Dr. Colt is a native to Colorado and recently returned with his wife Angela, who have been married since 1997, and their four sons to join the practice. Dr. Colt and Dr. Tuttle met while both were serving in the Army reserves and have enjoyed working together ever since. Dr. Colt enjoys the outdoors of our beautiful state and cooking.
Kelly Kout - Office Manager
Kelley is a Colorado native and has been in the dental field since 2007 and joined our team in 2012. She makes sure that your appointments and treatment happen in a timely and organized fashion as well as works well with the insurance companies to make sure our patients get the most out of their benefits. She truly enjoys working with our patients and creating a positive place for them to come.
Kelley has been married since 1989 and has a son and daughter and 2 grandsons she enjoys spending her time with. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, camping and boating.
Ashley Winters - Patient Coordinator
Though Ashley was born in California, but moved to Colorado in 1997 so she has spent most of her life in Colorado Springs.
Ashley graduated from Intellitec Medical Institute as a certified Dental Assistant in 2004. She started with Tuttle Family Dentistry in 2008 as a dental assistant. She then moved to the front desk in 2016. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know families and having the opportunity to watch the kids grow through the years.
Ashley loves spending time with her husband Mark and daughter Marley as well as enjoying time with friends and family.
Lauren Chessmore - Patient Coordinator, CDA
Lauren is a native to Colorado and her husbands family were original settlers in Alma in the 1800s. She graduated from Intelliec Medical Institute in 2005 with her certified dental assistant. After graduation she was dental laboratory technician making crowns, bridges, dentures and partials until 2012 when she started working in dental front office. She joined our team in 2015 and enjoys getting to know the patients and treating them like old friends as well as works on making sure patients are getting the most out of their insurance benefits.
Lauren has been married to her husband Tim since 2010 and they have a son and a daughter together. Other than spending time with family and friends she enjoys gardening, cooking and camping with her family.
Ashlee Tatum- Dental Hygienist, RDH
Ashlee is a Colorado native that has worked with our doctors since 2008. She started her career in the dental field in 2002 and later went on to pursue her dental hygiene degree in Pueblo. As a hygienist, Ashlee strives to help patients feel at ease and loves building relationship with those she treats.
In her spare time she enjoys singing in a local country music band called Ashlee Tatum and the Longshot Revival and exploring the outdoors.
Katie Freier- Dental Hygienist, RDH
Katie was born in South Dakota. Her father was in the Air Force so she has lived in Turkey, Hawaii, Oklahoma and then he retired here for her and her sister to grow up. She graduated Pueblo Community college with associates in science of dental hygiene in 2016. And has worked with our office while in school joining us in 2014.
Katie enjoys spending time with friends and family as well a good Netflix marathon.
Liz Tompkins - Dental Hygienist
Liz was born and raised in Hemptead Texas. She married her high school sweetheart Kenny in 1994. They have two children Garrett and Katie. She graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School with a bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1998.
Liz loves to go hiking in the mountain, working on their cabin, and snowboarding while spending time
Melina Ryan - Dental Assistant
Melina is originally from East Texas, earning her Certification degree in Dental Assisting from Lamar State College in 2008. Even after having worked several years in the dental field, Melina remains passionate for her career in dentistry. Joining the Tuttle Family Dentistry team in 2014, Melina demonstrates enthusiasm and dedication, with exceptional attention to detail and patient care.
In the summer of 2017, Melina welcomed a baby girl named, Eliora. Outside of the office, Melina loves cooking, spending time with family and staying active by long boarding, hiking, snowboarding, and running trails with her Great Dane, Molly.
Aimee Wilson- Dental Assisant
Aimee was born in Kansas and graduated with her Associates degree from WSU in biology and chemistry in 1991. She joined our practice in 2016 with Dr. Colt when she moved here from Kansas with her husband Kevin. She enjoys assisting with Dr. Colt and actually moved from Kansas to continue working as his assistant when he joined our practice. She loves helping the TMJ patients and enjoys getting to know our patients.
She and her husband have been married since 1990 and have two adult daughters and two grand babies they visit in Kansas frequently. Aside from spending time with friends and family Aimee enjoys watching movies and reading.
Jennifer Brailsford _ Dental Assistant
Jennifer was born in Hastings Nebraska and moved to Colorado when she was 4 years old. She graduated from Pikes Peak Community College with her Dental Assisting Certificate in 1999. She continued her education there and earned her Expanded Duty Dental Assistant in 2006. After that she attended Mohave College in Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 2010 and earned her Certified Surgical Technologist.
She has been married to her husband James since 2004 and has two children and four dogs. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, especially up at the family cabin.