Carla Skaates, DDS

Dr. Skaates is an Upper Peninsula native originally from Hancock. Her undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College was in mathematics. Dr. Skaates then graduated from University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1999. She completed a 1 year Advanced Educational Residency in General Dentistry with the United States Army in Germany.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, and is the past president of the local Superior District Dental Society. Dr. Skaates and her employees are involved in supporting the dental program at Bay Cliff Health Camp. She also provides onsite dental care to the residents of the Jacobetti Veteran's Home.

In her free time Dr. Skaates likes to spend time with her husband Nate, play the piano, practice yoga, bike, garden, and kayak. Dr. Skaates looks forward to meeting you and welcoming you to her family of patients


Natalie Rudoni, DDS

A native of Michigan, Dr. Rudoni earned her undergraduate degree at University of Michigan where she also played on the Wolverine women’s ice hockey team. She then spent one year living with her family in Italy and studying at University of Milan before beginning her dental training at University of Maryland in Baltimore.

After earning her dental degree in 2011, she completed a General Practice Residency at University of Michigan Hospital. She is a member of the Michigan Dental Association, the Superior District Dental Society, the Special Care Dentistry Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honors Society.

Dr. Rudoni also works for the Michigan Community Dental Clinic and spends one day each week treating children and adults with special needs at Marquette General and Bell Hospitals.

In her free time, she enjoys playing on the Northern Lites ice hockey team, exploring the U.P. with her dog Tinker, cycling and cross-country skiing, reading, cooking, and gathering for conversation and laughter with family and friends. It is with great enthusiasm that she is joining the team at Superior Dental Care in serving the Marquette Community.