Dr. Richard D. Walter
Dr. Walter was born in Michigan and spent his childhood growing up in-between Michigan and Indiana. He moved to Ocala while he was in middle school and has been a proud Floridian ever since. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Walter has been serving The Villages and Ocala for over 20 years.
Dr. Walter is married to his wife, Jennifer, and has three daughters. On the weekends, you can find him playing the guitar and spending time with his pug, Cupcake.
Dr. Carolyn Allen
Dr. Allen was born and raised in Valdosta, GA. She developed a passion for dentistry while working as an assistant throughout high school and college. She completed her Bachelors Degree at Valdosta State University. Dr. Allen graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2017. Since graduating, she has worked in Jacksonville and Gainesville.
Dr. Allen is married to her husband, Garrett, and they have two little boys. She has a passion for patient interaction and loves to get to know her patients. She is excited to be joining our team and is looking forward to getting to know you.
Hi, I’m Tamela! I’ve been in the dental field since 2000 and have worked with Dr. Walter since the beginning. I am originally from Key West and now live in Ocala with my husband, 2 sons, and 2 mastiffs. I take pride in my job and feel blessed to work with such a great team. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, football, and running.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, I’m Desi! I’ve worked with Dr. Walter for 18 years. I began as his assistant while going through Hygiene school and became his hygienist in 2007. I am a mother to the most amazing 9 and 2 year old kids. In my free time, you can find me spending time with family on our 3 acre mini-farm. I’m thankful to be a part of the dental team and look forward to meeting you!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, I’m Melissa! I started my dental career in 2009 as a Dental Assistant with Dr. Walter and eventually became his Dental Hygienist in 2012. I got married to my husband, Dan, in October of 2015 and we are expecting our first child in March of 2021. We have two fur babies – a retired canine LEO named Zeus and a little Pom/Yorkie named Maggie. I am thankful to be a part of the Richard D. Walter family!
My name is Christine. I’ve been Dr. Walter’s assistant since 2007. I am passionate about my job and feel very blessed to work for such kind, caring, and skilled doctors. I have two amazing daughters and a wonderful husband. When I’m not at work, you can find me spending time with family and friends, watching football (Go Gators!), and going to the beach.
Hi, I’m Jackie! I recently graduated from Greater Orlando Dental Assisting School. I love spending time with my 4 kids and my sweet Frenchie, Maverick! On the weekends you can find me out boating with the family. I absolutely love my new career and can’t wait to enjoy the years to come!
Hi, I’m Dawn! I’ve been in the dental field for 20+ years and recently joined Dr. Walter and Dr. Allen’s team. My husband and I moved to Florida about a year ago from Indiana and we love it! When I am not working, I really enjoy being with my husband, son, and 2 dogs. You can find us swimming, going to the beach, and just enjoying beautiful Florida!
Administrative, Social Media Coordinator
I’m Mackenzie! I was born and raised here in Ocala, Florida. My husband Daniel is currently in school to become a dentist and previously was Dr. Walter’s dental assistant. I’m very thankful to be working with this team. When I’m not at the office, you can find me spending time with family or traveling to new countries.
Cupcake is a 13-year-old teacup pug and is our office mascot. She may be old but she is full of spunk and sass. When she’s not taking a mid-day nap, you will most likely find her begging for food, laying in the yard, or playing with her toys.