Dr. Natalia Hodge

Dr. Hodge grew up in Brazil. She first came to Arkansas in her junior year of High School as an exchange student, where she attended Paragould High School. That’s where she met her eventual husband, Rob. Dr. Hodge attended dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. When she graduated in 2011 she was inducted to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor dental society, which is limited to the top five percent of a graduating dental class. Dr. Hodge then completed her orthodontics residency at the same school while simultaneously completing her Masters in Oral Sciences.

Building Smiles

In 2017, Dr. Hodge started Hodge Orthodontics with the goal of creating a space where everybody feels welcomed and where she can offer excellent orthodontic care for kids, teenagers, and adults.

In 2019, Dr. Hodge partnered with Dr. Mel Collazo and expanded operations to include two more locations: West Little Rock and Arkadelphia. Dr. Hodge considers it an honor to practice alongside someone who is recognized internally for his excellence in orthodontics. Though Dr. Collazo has now retired, Dr. Hodge strives to provide the same level of clinical excellence provided by Dr. Collazo to central Arkansas over his career and hopes to live up to his example.

Family & Community

When not practicing orthodontics, Dr. Hodge is spending time with her family. She and Rob have two daughters, Julia and Nora. They also have two pets: a greyhound named Donnie and a cat named Lindsey. 

Dr. Hodge has also been heavily involved with the dental community by serving as the past vice-president of the Central District Society and the post-President of the Arkansas New Dentist Committee.

Achievements & Recognitions


University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014

Master of Science

University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014


University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011

Top Doctor

Little Rock Family Magazine, 2020 & 2019

The Cynthia Caceres Baker New Dentist Award

Arkansas State Dental Association, 2019

James R. Havera Scholarship in recognition of top ranking graduate student

University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011

Pierre Fauchard Academy - An International Honor Dental Organization

Member since 2020

OKU Honor Dental Society

Member since 2011

National Dental Honor Society

Member since 2011

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