Meet Dr. Natalie A. Vanderkam
Dr. Natalie Vanderkam grew up in Santa Clara County and is a long-time patient of the Cupertino Dental Group, giving her a unique insight into the patient experience and inspiring her to become a dentist.
She attended the University of California, San Diego for her undergraduate studies in biology and French literature. She then went on to attend the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where she graduated in the honors society and was included in the 2002 Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities. After her graduation in 2002, she completed a residency qualifying her to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio.
Dr. Natalie is a board certified Pediatric Dentist, making her a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, the California Society of Pediatric Dentists, the Santa Clara County Dental Society and the Santa Clara County Pedodontic Academy.
During her residency, Dr. Natalie gained extensive experience with sedation and general anesthesia, orofacial trauma and emergency care, as well as patients with special needs. Dr. Natalie enjoys being out in the community and offers presentations to local preschools and elementary schools teaching them the importance of dental care and prevention.
Natalie spends her spare time cooking, exercising, and enjoying the company of friends and family, including her husband, Jeremy and son, Nathan. She also enjoys watching professional baseball and football.