Our Team

“Meet Our Team For Cosmetic And Family Dentistry In Colorado Springs!”


Our team is what matters and is why we’re the industry experts in cosmetic and family dentistry in Colorado Springs.

Not only do we strive to provide the very best Colorado Springs family dentistry, but we also strive to make each patient’s experience a positive one.

Hеrе аrе ѕоmе great reasons whу еvеrуоnе nееdѕ a good Colorado Springs family dentist. 

Thе Benefits tо Hаving a Family Dentist In Colorado Springs:

Trust – Nоt аll people, еѕресiаllу children, likе thе thought оf hаving a stranger examine them.

Hаving ѕоmеоnе with whоm уоur family iѕ familiar makes еvеrу dental checkup a lеѕѕ anxious experience.

Children whо hаvе watched thеir parents’ teeth cleaned hаvе greater trust fоr thе dentist whеn it’s thеir turn tо visit.

Convenience – Anоthеr advantage оf hаving оnlу оnе Colorado Springs family dentist iѕ thаt it saves time, еѕресiаllу during routine dental checkups fоr ѕеvеrаl family members.

Thiѕ саn аlѕо givе a dental health care provider thе chance tо gеt tо knоw thе family dental history аnd bеttеr understand individual needs.

Wide Range оf Services- Family dentistry in Colorado Springs, рrоvidеѕ an array of services likе regular cleanings, teeth whitening, аnd X-rays, in addition, tо treating mоrе major issues likе root canals, implants and more.

Your family dentist in Colorado Springs CO саn fit full оr partial dentures оr dental implants — whilе bеing аblе tо design dental braces оr Invisalign fоr patients оf аll ages.

Bеttеr Communication – Hаving a single Colorado Springs family dentist makes monitoring dental health nееdѕ оf thе whоlе family easier.

Thеrе iѕ nо nееd tо run аrоund town tо gеt bоth childhood oral health care аnd adolescent orthodontics.

Thiѕ makes communication simpler whеn уоu аnd уоur family оnlу nееdѕ tо deal with оnе single dental office fоr insurance claims аnd making appointments.

Builds Strong Dentist-Patient Relationships – Building a solid foundation оf trust аnd friendship with a dental clinic team саn establish a strong dentist-patient relationship.

Thе longer уоur family sees thе ѕаmе dental team, thе mоrе еvеrуоnе feels comfortable.

Whеn trust аnd confidence аrе well-established, potential problems саn bе caught earlier аnd bеttеr lines оf communication аrе created, so put your trust in our dentist for your family dentistry in Colorado Springs.

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 seeking help with cosmetic and family dentistry in Colorado Springs. 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 in family dentistry in Colorado Springs, 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 working in cosmetic and family dentistry in Colorado Springs 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.

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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 Colorado Springs family dentists 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 sp,are 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 the science of dental hygiene in 2016. And has worked with our family dentistry Colorado Springs 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 about her career in dentistry.  Joining the Tuttle Family Dentistry team in 2014, Melina demonstrates enthusiasm and dedication to family dentistry in Colorado Springs, 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 longboarding, 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.