Anthony J. Scoma, DDS – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Scoma is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He graduated from Northwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, and completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at LIJMC-Schneider Children’s Hospital in New York. Dr. Scoma is a senior attending at Rady Children’s Hospital and has been in private practice in San Diego since 2001.

Dr. Scoma’s soft demeanor and caring personality place each child in a relaxed setting, allowing them to enjoy their time in our office. He feels strongly that every parent needs to be actively involved in the care of their child’s dental development, and therefore encourages parents to be with their child for all well-visits, periodic examinations, and treatment appointments. Dr. Scoma strives to deliver pediatric dental care in a gentle, non-threatening, fun environment that promotes excellent dental health and happy young patients.

Dr. Scoma is a member of the following dental organizations:

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Natalie Lam, DMD, MMSc – Orthodontist
Dr. Lam is highly experienced with the latest advances in orthodontic treatment. As an orthodontist, she is committed to exceeding the expectations of her patients and their parents. Dr. Lam likes to take the time to educate her orthodontic patients about their diagnosis and treatment and ensure that they are comfortable every step of the way. She graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. Dr. Lam continued her dental training at Harvard to obtain both her Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Master of Medical Sciences (M.M.Sc.) degree in oral biology. She completed fellowships at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and she was an instructor for clinical and laboratory sessions at Harvard. Dr. Lam has been practicing dentistry since 2003 and is an Invisalign® Preferred Provider.

Dr. Lam is an active member of the following organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society
  • Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics

Meet Our Team
Our friendly and experienced team at Seaside Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Inc strives to provide quality pediatric and orthodontic care in a friendly environment. We want you to feel comfortable at our practice, and work hard to make sure that each treatment is gentle, effective, and meets your and your child’s needs. We welcome you to contact us today to learn more about orthodontic and pediatric dental care in La Jolla and San Diego, California, and to schedule your family’s appointment with our caring dentists, Dr. Scoma and Dr. Lam.

Tiffany McDuffie – Practice Manager


Kaylee Peacock – RDA, Back Office Manager