All of our professionals at SouthLake Dental Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Dr. DePetris is very proud of the professional, friendly team that makes up the SouthLake Dental Care team, and our goal is to treat each patient individually, making each patient feel comfortable at every visit.

Missy, SouthLake Dental Care dental hygienist

Missy has been a Dental Hygienist for over 17 years and in the dental field for 22 years.  She has worked in General, Perio and IV Sedation dentistry. She has been with the SouthLake Dental Care team for 10 years.

When Missy is not working she spends her time with her 7 year old son, Maddox.

Missy, SouthLake Dental Care dental hygienist

Ellen has been a Dental Hygienist since 2005, and worked in the dental field since 2001.  She has been part of the SouthLake Dental Care team since 2017.  Ellen is passionate about patient care and preventive dentistry.

Ellen enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as running.


Nina is the Business and Marketing Manager for SouthLake Dental Care. She brings years of experience in these areas, but was new to the dental field when she joined the team in 2012.

Nina enjoys being outside and the majority of her free time she spends with her animals; either riding her horse or schooling her 3 Golden Retrievers in agility and obedience.    


While I recently joined Dr. DePetris' team in May 2018, I have 4 prior years of experience in helping patients schedule their appointments and make the most of their dental insurance coverage.

Dr. DePetris is an exceptional dentist who is very kindhearted and compassionate about his patients.  I am proud to work for him.  Everyone is like family here and you will feel right at home.

I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful girls who I adore.  When I am not at work I'm a hippie at heart, who loves vintage item and enjoys the outdoors, especially the beach and camping.