Meet Our Dentists

We all share the same goal of making our patients smile.

Otto Hanssen, DDS

Simplifying complex dental care.
One of our leading dentists, Dr. Otto Hanssen wearing a shirt and suit jacket standing next to the reception desk smiling

About Our Dentist

Dr. Otto Hanssen was born and raised in Bellingham, WA. He undertook his undergraduate studies at Western Washington University with an emphasis in Chemistry.

Dr. Hanssen then studied and received his Dental Degree from the University of Washington in 1979.

After a long dental practice partnership, he founded Covington Family Dentistry in 1994. He has since opened a number of practices in the Washington area including Smokey Point Family Dentistry.

Dr. Hanssen is active in most areas of general dentistry with a concentration on more complex reconstructive cases. He provides the same level of attention and comfort to every patient!

What do you do outside of the office?

I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife of more than 30 years, and our three grown children. We like traveling to warmer climates and boating in the Puget Sound’s San Juan Islands.



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I couldn't ask for a better group of professional dentists to handle my dental needs. They explained several options to solve my current issues, and I feel confident they will hold my hand through the entire visit.

Heather K. (Smokey Point Patient)

David Chong, DDS

Striving to give back to our community.
One of our dentists, Dr. Chong sitting at his desk

About Our Dentist

Dr. Chong is a Seattle native. He attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate studies in biology and then dental school.

During his student years, Dr. Chong traveled to Guatemala on a dental mission trip called Hands of Love. Later on, he volunteered to provide dental care in Pioneer Square for the Union Gospel Mission.

These past experiences, together with his skills and knowledge, have shaped Dr. Chong into the outstanding professional he is today. He strives always to provide excellent care and to build genuine, long-lasting relationships with all his patients.

Why Did You Choose Dentistry?
“I chose dentistry because I wanted to help people improve their health while being able to build trusting relationships with them.”

What Is the Best Part of Your Job?
“What I enjoy most about dentistry is having a chance to connect with everyone in our community. I genuinely enjoy talking to patients about their day during the appointment and building long-lasting and genuine relationships with them. Seeing kids grow up and become parents who then bring their kids to our office is just amazing!”

What Do You Do Outside Of The Office?
“When I’m not working, I can be found outdoors, either hiking, biking, or running around the city. You can find me hitting the slopes on a snowboard and biking around the Pacific Northwest.”


Ellie Rahmani, DDS

Making your visit comprehensively different.
One of our Smokey Point dentists wearing medical uniform and smiling

About Our Dentist

Dr. Ellie Rahmani is a skilled prosthodontist (specialist in the replacement of missing teeth) who completed her dental residency at Rutgers Dental School (NJ) after receiving her DDS degree. She has specialized in smile makeovers, cosmetics, implants, dentures and has gained extensive experience in comprehensive full mouth reconstructions.

We are thrilled, and very fortunate, to have her working with us. Dr. Ellie loves what she does as she believes it is a combination of both art and science that gives patients a healthy and happy smile.

She recently moved from private practice in Northern Virginia to join her husband in Seattle.

When not at work, they spend their weekends enjoying the beautiful nature of the Pacific Northwest by hiking, doing yoga, cycling and rollerblading. She also enjoys photography and has two pages on Instagram for you to view:
Dental page: @dr.ellie.rahmani
Nature photos: @ellie.rahmani

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