Meet Our Wonderful Dentists


Otto Hanssen DDS

Otto Hanssen DDS

University of Washington

Dr. Otto Hanssen was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington. 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. Dr. Hanssen is active in most areas of general dentistry with a concentration on more complex reconstructive cases. He enjoys spending time with his lovely wife of 28 years and their three grown children, traveling to warmer climates, and boating in the Puget Sound San Juan Islands.

Laura Liutkiene DDS

Laura Liutkiene DDS

Loma Linda School of Dentistry

Dr. Laura Liutkiene grew up and earned her first dental degree in Lithuania. After practicing dentistry for 3 years in Lithuania, she moved to United States. In 2007 she graduated Loma Linda University with the OKU award and has been an associate at Covington Family Dentistry since 2008. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters while traveling, skiing and playing tennis.

Jacob Deno DDS

Jacob Deno DDS

New York University

Dr. Jacob Deno DDS is a Washington native and attended Kentwood High School. He earned a BS degree in Biological Anthropology from Western Washington University and attended New York University for his dental degree. While at NYU, Jacob met his wife who graduated in the class above him and is also a Dentist. After practicing in Connecticut for a few years Jacob and his wife returned to Western Washington to settle down. They recently had their first son John Jameson Deno and look forward to having their next addition to the family In Jacobs spare time he enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing, and exploring the outdoors. Sports have always been a passion for Jacob and he is an avid Husky and Seahawk fan. As for dentistry Dr. Deno excels in advanced Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery, and General Dentistry. He is a member of the International Dental Implant Association and places dental implants. His philosophy is to provide exceptional, individualized dental care to each patient in a comfortable environment. Dr. Deno looks forward to meeting you and exceeding your expectations at Covington Family Dentistry.

Matthew Richards DDS

Matthew Richards DDS

Marquette University School of Dentistry

Dr Matt Richards was born and raised in West Seattle. He was active in sports from a young age and played baseball, basketball and soccer through high school. He received his BS in Biology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and earned his dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI in 2009. After dental school he spent 3 years in Fairbanks, Alaska, working for the Indian Health Service providing dental care in remote villages. He has spent the past 2 years working at Covington Family Dentistry and looks forward to providing dental care in Covington for years to come!