Meet Orthodontist Dr. Natalia Hernandez
Dr. Hernandez completed her professional studies in General Dentistry in Colombia. While working in her own practice in Columbia, she decided to chase her dreams and travel to the United States of America. Once in the U.S., Dr. Hernandez joined the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Boston University.
During her time at Boston University, she worked in the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics research department conducting research in growth and development with Forsyth Institute and regimens of retention alongside the University of Washington. Boston University granted Dr. Hernandez her Master’s in Dental Science/Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Hernandez comes from a long line of dentists, beginning with her great-grandfather, followed by her grandmother, and finally, her mentor, her mother. She grew up in her mother’s dental office. At the age of 16, she began her dentistry path by becoming a dental assistant and dental hygienist while helping her mother in the family business. Dentistry fulfills her innate desire to help people improve their oral health, self-perception, and confidence. It gives her the opportunity to be engaged and involved with her patient’s life and personal achievements during their treatment and for a lifetime.
She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, immersed in nature and surrounded by richness and scenic views while biking or hiking. She also loves cooking and creating new and innovative vegan dishes to delight friends and family.