Get to Know Branimir Vatavuk, DDS

Palo Alto California dentist Branimir Vatavuk D D S

What Dr. Vatavuk values most about being a dentist is having the opportunity to create rewarding relationships with his patients while also improving their oral health in lasting ways. He works hard every day to exceed your expectations! If you’d like to learn more about him, just continue reading below, or contact our Palo Alto dental office today to schedule a visit.

Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?

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Dr. Vatavuk always had a good relationship with his dentist while growing up, but it wasn’t until he reached college and grappled with the question of what his future career should be that he realized just how much this type of work would suit him. He’s always been strong in math and sciences, and he loved the idea of having a career that centered around helping others and working directly with his hands. Almost a decade later, he still feels confident he made the right decision!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

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After studying at the University of California at San Diego, Dr. Vatavuk achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California. While at the university, he received an award for excellence in oral and maxillofacial pathology. Today, he enjoys staying current in new dental techniques and attends continuing education courses whenever possible. He’s also an active member of both the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Doctor Vatavuk and his family

Dr. Vatavuk is married to his amazing wife Lauren, and they have two wonderful children together named Kristian and Mateo. As family, they love vacationing on the beautiful Adriatic Sea and in Croatia, where his parents are from. Some of his favorite hobbies include watching Bay Area sports, staying active, and trying new eateries – he’s always open to suggestions from patients!