Periodontology Residents

Natalia Besada

Natalia Besada, Periodontology Class of 2021, was born in Miami, Florida. Raised with a Colombian-Cuban background, Natalia is fluent in both English and Spanish.

She attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Microbiology in 2014. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2018.

Outside of school she loves to travel, exercise, and most importantly – dance. She became a certified Zumba Instructor a few years ago and currently teaches Latin-Fusion fitness classes. She believes it is important to balance school with personal passion, and her best advice is always to make time for yourself to allow yourself to focus on achieving your goals.