Natalie has been providing hygiene services at IDI since 2002. She first became interested in dentistry when she worked as a chair side dental assistant before entering the Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry. Natalie continues to challenge herself with “cutting edge” continuing education courses and additional licensure privileges such as: Ohio State Dental Board certification to treat patients without the presence of a dentist and the licensure to administer local anesthetic and to administer and monitor nitrous oxide sedation. Natalie’s greatest passion with her career is the relationships she has built with her patients by treating them as if they are a member of her own family. Natalie’s personal philosophy is that “long term dental disasters (oral breakdown); can be avoided with preventive hygiene appointments”. After a long week providing dental care, Natalie’s greatest retreat is spending time with her husband Abdellah and her two young children, Zakkaria and Zsofia.