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Our Mission Statement
Lloyd P. Nattkemper, D.D.S. & Staff

We provide consistently high quality periodontal services in a professional, personable and caring manner.  These services include education and instruction provided so as to be understandable and patient-specific, hygiene and maintenance care, non-surgical periodontal therapy, and a broad range of surgical services.  These include microsurgical “plastic” periodontal procedures for correction of recession and other soft tissue defects, osseous surgery including crown lengthening and pocket-reduction style procedures, guided tissue regeneration and guided bone regeneration procedures, laser periodontal therapy (LANAP), implant site development (including ridge augmentation, soft tissue management and sinus lift) procedures, as well as implant planning, placement and temporization. 

Dr. Nattkemper and his staff consistently adhere to a set of values in all aspects of their work, centered on providing exceptional service that is thoughtfully geared to each patient’s needs. 

These values include:

~awareness, respect, and appropriate action as regards our patients’ and referring doctors’ time and needs

~hallmarks of “patient management” include patience, listening and thoughtful response

~availability; our office is open for patient care more days per week than any other periodontal office in the Monterey area.  We strive to be available when we are needed

~integrity; Dr. Nattkemper and every staff member conduct themselves in all situations with absolute honesty and personal integrity

~empathy and professionalism; we strive to provide a very comfortable, positive, personable environment and experience.  This extends from the very first contact with the office through all phases of treatment and after-care

~a focus on providing care that is in each patient’s best interest, rather than on attaining a “production goal”

~thoughtful incorporation of new technologies, materials and skills; Dr. Nattkemper and his clinical staff constantly read the professional literature, attend continuing education courses throughout the year, and regularly update the care we provide—in order to make that care as comfortable, predictable, and esthetic as possible

~teamwork; Dr. Nattkemper and his staff strive to work seamlessly together, supporting one another, communicating clearly and thoughtfully with one another, and consistently providing thoughtful recommendations so as to improve our practice. 




We provide our services to patients of all ages.  We make every effort possible to provide exceptional service to referring offices in our area as well as other regions of California—and we also welcome into the practice family and friends of our patients.  We support our referrers in many ways, through open and consistent communication, reinforcement of treatment plans, and thoughtful, caring patient management.

Every member of my practice is passionately devoted to providing you the finest periodontal care possible in order to restore and maintain natural function for your dentition and the beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures--comfortably and predictably. 

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality periodontal services you deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use the latest technology, refined skills and a conservative approach  to achieve your optimal periodontal health.  Should a dental emergency occur, Dr. Nattkemper makes every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”.  That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gum tissues, performing oral cancer exams, and taking digital x-rays when necessary.  We also know that careful maintenance care (professional cleanings), consistent home care on your part, and your understanding of periodontal disease are all helpful in preventing disease progression.  Besides focus on your oral health, Dr. Nattkemper and his staff are also well trained in relationships between your overall health and the periodontium .  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental condition.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  Dr. Nattkemper's educational background and experience has provided him a broad understanding of periodontics and dental implantology to give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!