Experienced Coronado, CA Dentist
Get to Know Natalie Bailey, DDS
Dr. Bailey is proud to have joined the Advanced Dentistry team, working alongside her mother, Dr. Suzanne Popp, and helping each patient achieve their distinctive oral health goals. She brings enthusiasm, poise, and a kind, gentle nature to the dental office! If you’d like to learn more about her, just keep reading below.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Bailey grew up in a dental office and spend significant parts of her young life running around the operative chairs, talking to patients, assisting her mom with weekend emergencies, and watching countless beautiful smiles blossom. Dentistry was always in her background, but it wasn’t until high school when she decided to seriously pursue the career. Her favorite subjects were always science and art, and when she looked at the field more closely, she realized that these talents were huge aspects of the career. Today, she still loves seeing how dentistry helps people not only with their smile, but their health as well – being able to relieve pain is such a rewarding feeling to her.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Bailey attended Marquette School of Dentistry as a Pre-Dental Scholar, which is a direct admit program for undergrad students in the biomedical science department who can receive a spot in the dental school after the completion of three years. This was a great opportunity that allows her to save a year of school! From there, she attended the school’s College of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. She is currently a member of:
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Bailey spends a lot of time with her family, which includes her mom, her dad, her stepmom, and her brother. They have family dinners almost every week! She also enjoys backpacking, biking, kayaking, camping, and simply exploring all that San Diego has to offer. She is an active member of the Coronado Rotary Club and recently founded the first Coronado Rotaract Organization, which is a networking and service club for young professionals working and/or living in the local area. Interested? You can learn more at www.coronadorotaract.org!