Dr. Lam has earned the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Duke University
- Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), Harvard University
- Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Harvard University
- Master of Medical Sciences (M.M.Sc.) in Oral Biology, Harvard University
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
Orthodontics, like all areas of oral healthcare, is a constantly advancing specialty. Research leads to changes in treatment modalities, diagnostic and procedural technologies, and new materials. Dr. Lam stays abreast of the latest developments, which have the potential to affect all aspects of patient care, through continuing education. In addition to active participation in the San Diego Orthodontics Study Group, Dr. Lam is a member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- California Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- San Diego County Dental Society
- Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics
These organizations offer numerous opportunities for Dr. Lam to further her education locally, regionally, and nationally. She regularly attends meetings, seminars, and lectures, and avidly reads the latest information published in professional periodicals and journals.
A Word from Dr. Lam
As an orthodontist, I have the opportunity to help people with the appearance of their smile and provide them with a better, healthier bite. It is incredibly rewarding to work with people who want to make these positive changes and to know that what we achieve will last a lifetime!
I have practiced orthodontics for 15 years and value the many people I have met during this time. One of the most amazing aspects of orthodontics is how each patient blossoms during treatment. From visit-to-visit, I see these transformations: as the individual’s teeth gently move into proper position, there is a change in their appearance. This esthetic change is reflected in the person’s self-esteem and the comfort they show interacting with us and with their peers.
By the time treatment is finished, people have beautifully healthy, natural-looking smiles, and a whole new outlook on life. Creating these transformations, one person at a time, is personally and professionally fulfilling: I am constantly surrounded by bright, beautiful smiles!
~ Dr. Natalie Lam
Beyond the Office
A Virginia native, Dr. Lam has resided in San Diego for over ten years. In her spare time, Dr. Lam enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis and golf, going to Dog Beach with her goldendoodle, as well as volunteering at the Labrador Retriever rescue shelter. Dr. Lam’s nieces and nephew attend the Ranch School, located directly in front of the office.