We look forward to meeting you! Many of our patients get to know both of us, but we each have particular interests within our profession.

We are proud to lead Droel Family Dentistry as a truly independent mom-and-pop office. As doctor/owners, we maintain high standards for ourselves and our excellent team - and we love never having to compromise our standards for any higher corporate powers. 

Conscientious and Caring, with an Interest in Restorative and Preventive Dental Care

"My favorite part of being a dentist is getting to know patients over the years. We have numerous loyal patients from when we first opened in 2004, and I am honored that they still keep returning to our office!" 

Dr. Natalie is an avid runner, and stays very busy on her days off volunteering at our kids' school and sports events.

Clinical Focus Areas:
• Invisalign (Silver Level Provider)
• Comfortable Anesthesia Methods
• Whitening and Bleaching
• Connections Between Dental and General Health
• Decay Prevention
• Tooth-Colored Fillings and Crowns

• Member, American Academy of Clear Aligners
• Member, Spear Faculty Club
• Member, Lakes and North Oaks Spear Study Clubs 
• Member, American Association of Women Dentists

• HCMC General Practice Residency
• U. of MN School of Dentistry
• College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN

Fun Facts: 
• Attended the Monsters of Rock at the Metrodome in 1988
• Worked at the Mayo Clinic dental dept. during high school
• Favorite movie: Hidden Figures

Friendly and Enthusiastic Dentist with a Particular Focus in Complex Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry

"I am continually surprised by how much I enjoy this career. I savor the challenge of problem-solving for patients seeking relief from complex dental conditions. Each mouth is unique because each patient has different problems and goals."

Dr. Andy bikes to work in most weather scenarios, and plays upright bass with
HamDog, a semi-legit oldtime/bluegrass band.

Clinical Focus Areas:
• Helping People Regain Control of Tough Dental Situations
• Reconstructing Worn-Down Teeth
• Dentures and Implant-Supported Dentures and Bridges
• Preventing Joint and Teeth Damage
• Replacing Missing Teeth with Implants
• Planning Complex Dentistry in Manageable Phases

• Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• Member, Spear Faculty Club
• Member, Lakes and North Oaks Spear Study Clubs
• Member, Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• Member, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health

• U. of MN School of Dentistry
• Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Fun Facts: 
• Has been a snowboarder since 1987
• Duolingo 759-day streak (German and French) as of 3/28/22
• Has visited 49 of the 50 US states
• Favorite movie: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

In our continuing education, we spend a lot of time (far more than the state requires) pursuing advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, reconstructive dentistry, restoring dental implants to maximize esthetics, oral/systemic connections, and patient comfort.

Recent courses of study include hands-on American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry training in ceramic veneers, intensive education at the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona (TMJ disorders, tooth-colored cosmetic restorations, and complex treatment planning and sequencing), and at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida (Invisalign). Dr. Natalie has significant advanced training in Invisalign through her involvement with the American Academy of Clear Aligners.

Locally, we meet and collaborate regularly with some of the best dental specialists and dentists in the area through multiple study clubs, including the long-running North Oaks Spear Study Club.

Our home, in North Oaks, is very lively thanks to our two daughters and two fairly well-behaved dogs.