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Experienced La Cruces, NM Dentist

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Dr. Natalie Ortiz

Dr. Natalie has been working in the dental world for well over two decades, and she loves being able to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds through her job. Creating positive differences in the lives of her patients through dentistry will always be rewarding! Our visitors, in turn, greatly appreciate her gentle, soft-spoken nature and how well she puts them at ease from the very first visit. Keep reading below if you would like to learn more about her.

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Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Natalie has two older sisters, one of whom is a full decade ahead of her. When she was old enough to get a job in high school, she decided to join the dental office where her sister was currently a dental hygienist in order to learn the ropes of dentistry. After working there all throughout high school and college, it was crystal-clear that the oral healthcare field was a great choice for her future! As a perfectionist who loves preciseness and all forms of science, the job matched just right with her personality. Additionally, two female dentists she worked for encouraged her to follow in her footsteps, and she’s still very grateful to have had them as mentors in those early days.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

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After completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Natalie pursued her dental doctorate at Creighton University School of Dentistry. Following graduation, she has striven to take as many continuing education courses as possible to keep her clinical skills sharp! Some of her biggest focuses include Invisalign and new technologies like CEREC and digital scanning with iTero. She is currently a member of the following dental organizations:

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Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Natalie and her husband Dr. Ramon Ortiz met in dental school, and they moved here to create their very own dental office while also raising a family. Today they have three daughters (Raylan, Harper, and Everly), a dog named Mio, a cat named Bella and two guinea pigs named Bob and Marvin. She ADORES her daughters, and they spend as much time as possible together outside of work, traveling or visiting extended family in Washington State, California, and Colorado.

As for personal hobbies, Dr. Natalie loves working on her yard outside, enjoying a book on the patio, swimming in the summertime, going to music concerts with Dr. Ramon, and watching movies/playing games with the whole family. Relaxation and rejuvenation are very important to her, and she exercises regularly to set a good example for the kids of a healthy, balanced life.

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