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Dr. Backstrom was born and raised in Georgia and graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in Biology from the University of Georgia. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University in Boston.  While at Tufts, she received special recognition for her work in emergency dental medicine and endodontics.

Dr. Backstrom is a community leader dedicated to providing comprehensive patient care in a friendly and relaxing environment. Artesa Dental has a growing reputation in Martinez and the surrounding area as an excellent place especially for people who are afraid of dentists. “Yes, we’ve heard that several times,” Dr. Backstrom says, with a smile.

“Many of our most loyal patients were initially very reluctant to go to a dentist at all due to fear or perhaps a bad experience they may have had long ago,” she says. “We do our very best to make them comfortable and happy with their dental experience. Technology has certainly changed over the past few years and we always focus on making our patients comfortable and relaxed.”

One of the many exclusive, patient-comfort amenities at Artesa Dental include digital, intra-oral cameras that allow the doctors to show and explain the dental procedure on a big screen right in the exam room.

“We can explain to the patient exactly what needs to be done while they’re sitting comfortably in the chair. We answer any questions or concerns. Our patients really appreciate being in control of each step of the process and knowing and seeing exactly what needs to be done.” Dr. Backstrom explains. 

Artesa Dental offers a full range of dental services including the innovative Invisalign, the clear alternative to metal braces. “It’s great for teenagers, of course,” Dr. Backstrom says. “But it’s a really amazing breakthrough for adults. We’ve had many parents try out Invisalign themselves after seeing how comfortable and effective they are with their own teenage sons or daughters.”

In addition to her leadership role at Artesa Dental, Dr. Backstrom also lives a healthy and adventurous lifestyle including snow skiing, hiking, white water rafting and surfing.  She is a food, wine and fashion enthusiast and loves sharing laughs with family and friends.