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Oshtemo Family Dentistry PLC

Catherine E. Nelson, D.D.S. & Sai Prathika Vedururu, D.D.S
5917 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone (269) 372-1042 | Fax (269) 372-9962

At Oshtemo Family Dentistry, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Quality Care

When you have dental problems, you need to turn to a dentist who listens and responds...an experienced dentist who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs...a friendly dentist who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your teeth and gums. Our dentists meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.

Informed Patients

Oshtemo Family Dentistry believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well being. That is why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with dentistry and dental diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your dental needs and care.

Comfortable, Convenient Setting

The best care in the world doesn't mean anything if you can't access it. At Oshtemo Family Dentistry, we strive to make our Kalamazoo office as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about Oshtemo Family Dentistry's office, including our location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. You can even email us or request an appointment right here!

We hope you find this web site useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Catherine E. Nelson

    Dr. Cate Nelson started at Oshtemo Family Dentistry in 2013 as an Associate Dentist, and in 2016, acquired OFD from Dr. Kevin Bannow. This came after earning a Bachelor of Science degree at Hillsdale College, a doctorate degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and after completing a one year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Michigan. Originally from Northwest Michigan, Dr. Nelson was excited to land back on the west side of the state!

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  • Dr.
    Sai Prathika Vedururu

    Dr. Sai Prathika joined the OFD family in July of 2018. She is a native of India and graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences, India with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery in 2010. Upon graduation, she joined a private practice for two years. In addition to her time in private practice, she also organized health awareness camps in local schools and communities to share the importance of oral health especially as it relates to the general health of an individual.

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "We love the doctors and all the staff at Oshtemo family dental. I know the Dentists treat their staff well. That was important to me as well as superior care for patients. If the staff is happy everyone is happy. 🦷"
    Leslie Staib Cooper
  • "Friendly staff, professional and knowledgeable. I recently had a crown placed—quite impressed with the whole experience —my new tooth 🦷 looks great!"
    Linne Shimanek
  • "I have terrible dental anxiety….I switched to this office about 2 years ago and love it here. They are very thorough and very nice"
    Misty Sieggreen Miller
  • "Friendly and caring family dentistry. Dr. Nelson and staff are the best! The clinical and office staff are always helpful and make visiting the dentist a great experience. They continue to provide a covid safe environment while not compromising the experience. Would highly recommend!"
    Nina Bo Beana

Featured Articles

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

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  • Invisalign for Teens

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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  • Tips to Prevent Cavities

    Cavities are little holes in teeth that can eventually cause big problems. They form when tooth-eroding acid attacks a tooth's protective outer covering (enamel). This acid mainly comes from two sources: your diet, and certain oral bacteria that thrive in the absence of effective oral hygiene. If cavities ...

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Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed