Welcome, Dr. Natalie La Rochelle!
Gardner Orthodontics is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Natalie La Rochelle to our team! Dr. La Rochelle joins us from the West Coast, all the way from Napa, California. She considers orthodontics the best job in the world, and she feels lucky to spend time with children and adults and watch their smiles transform.
Dr. La Rochelle received her Bachelor of Arts in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California at San Francisco, where she served as student body president and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. La Rochelle earned her Master of Science in dentistry and specialty certificate in orthodontics from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a recipient of the Southern Association of Orthodontists’ Graduate Research Grant, the Delta Dental Student Leadership Award and the Pierre Fauchard Foundation Dental Scholarship.
Dr. La Rochelle swam competitively in college for the UC Berkeley Women’s Swimming team, where she won a NCAA National Championship, earned Pac-10 Conference All-Academic honors and competed at the USA Swimming Olympic Trials in 2004 and 2008. She is excited to be in Richmond and surrounded by patients who swim competitively. She enjoys encouraging them and hearing about the individual goals they set for themselves, as well as their latest competitions!
Dr. La Rochelle grew up in a large family in Napa, California. She is one of six daughters. Her family is scattered throughout the United States, including California, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. In her spare time she loves baking, camping, doing puzzles and — of course — swimming! She also enjoys spending time outside at the beach, the mountains and the James River.
We are so pleased to have such an incredible orthodontic specialist working with us, and we know that our patients and their families will enjoy getting to know her. Dr. La Rochelle will be working in both our Gaskins and Willow Lawn locations. Contact us at Gardner Orthodontics today at (804) 282-0505 for a complimentary consultation or request a complimentary consultation online.