Dr. Natalie grew up in Modesto. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University in 1997 and her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. Natalie has been practicing as a pediatric dental specialist since 2000 and is board eligible.
She is a member of....
* American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry
* American Dental Association
* California Dental Society
* Stanislaus Dental Society
Her interest include the mountains, lake and stream fishing, horse back riding, old movies, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. the less to-do concerning the visit, the better.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
If your child is over the age 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!