Every person on our staff has a critical role to play in bringing about consistently excellent experiences for each patient we see. This objective requires a shared commitment to doing what’s best for each patient: treating each person to the same level of compassion and service as we would provide for our own family members, paying attention to all the technical details of each treatment, and working together as a tightly knit team of professionals. We’re also highly trained in our respective skill areas, attending continuing education courses together frequently for both individual and team development.
Dr. Nakatsuka, AKA Dr. Ned, is a native of orange county, growing up in North OC before migrating south in adulthood. After finishing high school, he moved on to the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cell Physiology and Cell Biology. It was at this time where he made his mind up to start a career as a health professional.
Dr. Ned received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Nakatsuka proudly served in the United States Navy as a naval dentist. During a four year commitment he earned several honors including the “Commanding Officer’s Award for Clinical Excellence” and the “Navy Achievement Medal”. It was during this time that he earned the status of a U.S. Veteran, mserving during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Since leaving the US Navy, Dr. Ned has enjoyed private practice in Aliso Viejo, providing top notch service in the community for almost two decades.
Dr. Ned enjoys the outdoors with his family mostly on the water either fishing or at the beach surfing, paddle boarding, or hanging out. He also enjoys listening to analog stereo via the vinyl medium at home.