• Tolosa Children’s Dental Center Welecomes New Dental Director

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    August 12, 2020
    Welcome Our New Dental Director  
    Tolosa Children’s Dental Center 
     
        Paso Robles— 8/12/20 —Tolosa Children’s Dental Center welcomes Dr. Thomas Nakatsuchi and his family to Paso Robles. Thomas Nakatsuchi grew up on the Central Coast with his family. Before college, he volunteered with his father at the community dental clinics in the area and made it his goal to become a public health dentist. He attended UC Berkeley where he majored in Integrative Biology and took a special interest in art, specifically clay sculpting, figure drawing, and oil painting. During his time at Berkeley, he volunteered with a dental community clinic in Oakland to provide dental care to communities in need.
     
        Dr. Nakatsuchi attended Loma Linda Dental School in Southern California where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He focused on school-based community health dentistry, and helped screen children who couldn’t gain access to dentists in the area by providing free dental services. 
     
    Community Relations 
     
        Dr. Nakatsuchi worked as a clinical dental provider at community health centers in Northern, Central, and Southern California helping to make sure no person is left behind when it comes to dental health care. Dr. Nakatsuchi was the Dental Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency where he helped manage three clinics (medically compromised, children’s, and emergency). 
         As the Dental Director of Tolosa Children’s Dental Center, his experience from multiple community clinics in California along with his friendly and energetic attitude, he hopes to continue Tolosa’s mission of improving children’s oral health in San Luis Obispo County while providing compassionate and high quality comprehensive dental care, all while maintaining a safe and clean environment. Dr. Nakatsuchi, his wife, and his one-year-old son are excited to join the strong community of San Luis Obispo County.
     
    About TCDC
     
        Tolosa Children’s Dental Center. TCDC is the only nonprofit Pediatric Dental Center in SLO County; we focus solely on pediatric dentistry. Dental decay is one of the most chronic infectious diseases among children in the United States. With two locations in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, the demand for TCDC services continues to grow. Last year TCDC treated over 6,000 children in SLO County.  
     
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        Welcome Our New Dental Director  at Tolosa Children’s Dental Center. TCDC is the only nonprofit Pediatric Dental Center in SLO County; we focus solely on pediatric dentistry. Dental decay is one of the most chronic infectious diseases among children in the United States. With two locations in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, the demand for TCDC services continues to grow. Last year TCDC treated over 6,000 children in SLO County.  
     
    For more information, press only:
    Alexandra Chamberlain
    Development Director 
    805-909-9004
    achamberlain@tolosadental.org
    http://tolosachildrensdental.org/