Lloyd P. Nattkemper, D.D.S., Inc.
Periodontics - Periodontal Microsurgery - Dental Implantology
Please visit our state-of-the-art office overlooking Monterey! We think you will feel right at home. Dr. Nattkemper has devoted his career to providing his patients conservative, up-to-date therapies that predictably and comfortably correct the effects of periodontal disease. These treatments include LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), Dermal matrix grafting, connective tissue grafting, non-surgical therapy, the use of growth factors and guided tissue regeneration for rebuilding lost tissues in order to improve your appearance and allow ideal dental implant placement. He is one of the most highly skilled periodontists in California in microsurgical procedures which can enhance your health and appearance. Dr. Nattkemper also specializes in dental implant therapy to help replace teeth lost to disease or trauma. He has advanced training in precisely and predictably developing bone support, including sinus augmentation and soft tissue mantling around implants to provide the most esthetic, trouble-free results possible. Dr. Nattkemper is also trained in diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology. He works closely with the oral pathology faculty at the University of California at San Francisco, his alma mater.
While you're in our office, look around. Jeff Nixon, a local photographer who worked with Ansel Adams for many years in Yosemite and here on the central coast, provided a beautiful gallery of his work for our patients to enjoy.
We believe that our patients' comfort—and their involvement in choosing treatment that is appropriate and in keeping with their “comfort level”—is critical. Our mission is to treat every patient as if they were family members or friends, and select treatment options we ourselves would have.
Dr. Nattkemper and his staff work closely as a team with your referring dentist. However, IT'S NOT NECESSARY TO BE REFERRED BY ANOTHER DENTIST. We welcome patients who have referred themselves -- for evaluation of any concern, for a great cleaning, for a specific procedure. More and more over the years, our patients, and friends of patients, refer folks to us. We love that!!
We all (especially Dr. Nattkemper) are extraordinarily proud of our staff, composed of caring and dedicated professionals:
Karen, our office manager, has worked in the dental field for most of her lifetime. She is capable, personable, organized, professional, and loves to laugh. In Karen you will find a remarkable measure of experience--including years managing a large group dental practice--as well as an ability to connect with you individually in a caring, helpful and responsible manner.
Yecenia, our office administrator, is the newest member of our team. She, like Karen, has devoted her career to dentistry. She works closely with Karen in scheduling care for our patients, insurance billing and details of coordinating complex treatment between your dentist and Dr. Nattkemper. Yesenia is always upbeat and extremely helpful. Ask her about her bicycling and fitness regimen--she is amazing!
Debbie and Stacy, our hygienists, have been working in the periodontal field throughout their careers (Stacy was previously Dr. Nattkemper's surgical assistant: Debbie has worked exclusively for Dr. Nattkemper since she completed her hygiene training) both Deb and Stace regularly receive training in advanced root instrumentation and soft tissue management, and are highly skilled at providing expert care remarkably comfortably. Debbie and Stacy are graduates of the Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program, where Dr. Nattkemper has taught since 1995--that is, they were his students before starting in our practice!
Kellye, our surgical assistant, has trained with Dr. Nattkemper since shortly after completing her assisting training at Monterey Peninsula College. Kellye's skills, professional and kind demeanor make for a gentle, totally comfortable experience, every time you are in our office.
Mae, who takes care of a multitude of "behind the scenes" office activities, is considering a career in either dentistry or medicine. She is working to facilitate Debbie's and Stacy's patient care, helps Kellye, and also assists Karen and Yecenia with many tasks. Mae is also assisting in photography and video recording of microsurgical procedures for Dr. Nattkemper's teaching activities, and in communication with our patients through electronic media.
All of us take time to listen to your concerns and needs, to educate and explain in English (!) your condition, options of treatment we recommend, and at all times are available to help and address concerns. Karen and Yecenia are experts at assisting with insurance billing and questions, and will go over in detail all aspects of financing/payment details with you so that you are totally comfortable and informed regarding treatment in our office.
Please spend a few minutes and "look around" our website. We are committed to creating a relaxed environment in our office and to taking exceptional care of our patients. Our goals: providing you a totally comfortable, positive and completely professional experience from the moment you walk in our door, educating you in a manner that is easily understandable so treatment decisions are clear and comfortable, providing treatment that is totally modern, predictable, delicate, caring and, yup, comfortable. And beyond that, providing ongoing maintenance care (YES, we do regular cleanings!) that is thorough, patient-specific, and effective--helping you maintain your teeth for your lifetime!
Some of the services we provide include:
- Periodontal Treatment--Surgical and Nonsurgical
- Regenerative Periodontal Technologies
- Diagnostic Services Coordinated With Your Dentist
- Exceptional, Personable Dental Hygiene Care
- Periodontal "Plastic Surgery" (Periodontal Microsurgery)
- Dental Implant Placement and Initial Restoration
- Dental Implant Site Development, Including
- Ridge Augmentation and Sinus Elevation
- Periodontal Laser Therapy (LANAP)
- Occlusal (Bite) Therapy
- Conscious Sedation
- ONSET Pain-Free Dental Anesthesia
- Patient Education and Involvement--
- YOU Become The Most Important Part Of Our Team!
What is a Dental Implant? And What is this LASER stuff about?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw or post, usually about the same size as a tooth root, that serves as the replacemet for the root portion of a missing tooth. Dental implants are stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Normally it will serve its owner for life. Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or tooth decay, may be a candidate for dental implants. Learn more about Implants!
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a revolutionary method of treating periodontal disease, that in most cases is less expensive, faster, far more comfortable and as effective as traditional periodontal therapy. Click on this link for a brief summary:
http://lanap.com/patbenefits.php And, for more information about Dr. Nattkemper's unique approach to periodontal laser therapy (as in, PERFORMED WITH THE OPERATING MICROSCOPE, AND PRECISE, PATIENT - SPECIFIC TREATMENT PLANNING AND FOLLOW-THROUGH), go to "Procedures---Periodontics--Laser Periodontal Therapy" here in our website!
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing toally current and case-specific information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find useful, interesting and fun!
We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, periodontal and other conditions and treatments, Dr. Nattkemper's recommendations, and more.
Please browse through our website and be sure to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. You may also use our online appointment request form to schedule your appointment.
Lloyd P. Nattkemper, D.D.S., Inc.
880 Cass Street, Suite 208, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 649-3661
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