Meet Dr. bussard

Dr. Natalie

Dr. Natalie Bussard

Dr. Bussard was raised in North Platte, Nebraska. She knew dentistry was the career for her since she was a young child. As a senior in high school, Dr. Natalie was accepted into the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) at Wayne State College. She continued her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and, after graduation, practiced at a federally qualified health center.

Over time, Dr. Natalie discovered her passions for public health, disease prevention, and pediatric dentistry aligned beautifully. This led to a decision to pursue a pediatric dentistry specialty. Dr. Natalie completed a two-year residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University where she completed a dual degree in Master of Science and Master of Public Health program.

Dr. Natalie is a big fan of rural Nebraska and always knew she wanted to return here someday. She is very excited to provide high-quality dentistry services to the Kearney community.

As dentist who is passionate about dentistry, prevention, and education, Dr. Natalie loves the idea of creating a dental home for families. She enjoys being part of her young patients’ lives as they grow. Every child is unique and Dr. Natalie prioritizes taking the time to investigate the cause of disease over just treating it.

Outside of work, you’ll find Dr. Natalie out in the sunshine running, hiking, and camping. She also enjoys traveling, reading, going to concerts and singing in the car. Dr. Natalie can pretty much quote the entire Finding Nemo movie, but struggles to keep her house plants alive. Married to Curtis, Dr. Natalie is totally obsessed with her family, dogs, and Christmas.


  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)

Continuing Education Courses Completed:

  • NuSmile Restore Workshop

Contact us today to make an appointment with Dr. Natalie at Pediatric Dental Specialists of Kearney.