Dr. Ortega earned her Doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry with honors cum laude (’95). Dr. Ortega then began her residency at the University of Maryland Hospital. One month after completing her residency in 1996, Dr. Ortega started working as a full-time private practice associate for a pediatric dentist in Herndon, Virginia. In 2000, Dr. Ortega opened her private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. Since then, Dr. Ortega has become a leading cosmetic dentist in the area. Her goal is to help her patients achieve the most ideal and natural smile with the most conservative treatments possible.
Dr. Ortega has been a leading practitioner of cosmetic dentistry for several years, making her more experienced in the field than most general dentists. Dr. Ortega stays up to date with innovations in cosmetic dentistry to provide cutting-edge treatment for each one of her patients. She has affiliations and memberships with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Northern Virginia Dental Society, Virginia Dental Association, and American Dental Association. After over two decades of post-doctorate education and training, she earned Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 2007 and Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) in 2017. Only 2% of dentists in the United States and Canada have earned this coveted distinction. In addition to her continuous education in cosmetic dentistry, she has received specialized training involving cosmetic gum surgery, oral surgery, medically compromised patients, geriatric patients, and dental traumas.
At Dental Cosmetix, only one patient is seen at a time to ensure that every individual patient receives the best quality of care. This attention to detail allows for close monitoring of each patient’s teeth and early detection of any problems to help yield the best and most conservative treatments. Due to Dr. Ortega’s extensive post-graduate studies and credentials, most treatments can be done in our office without referral to other offices, allowing us to monitor patient treatment outcomes closely.
One month after completing her residency, Dr. Ortega started working as a full-time private practice associate for a pediatric dentist in Herndon, Virginia. Dr. Ortega treated all the adult patients while the practice owner continued treating children almost exclusively. Her practice resources consisted of three operatories and one dental assistant, creating an autonomous situation for Dr. Ortega. This ideal position provided her with excellent clinical experience.
All of her patients loved her chairside manners and were very pleased with her treatment. Dr. Ortega has very gentle hands and knows how to make patients feel relaxed in the dental chair. Her dentistry was always exceptional. These factors were strong indicators that she was primed to go solo by opening her own practice.
Dr. Ortega opened her private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. Her office is in the heart of Fairfax City and is conveniently located on Main Street, near George Mason University. Since opening her practice, she has contributed her time to educating students at local Fairfax elementary schools and at the George Mason University Health & Fitness Fair.
Dr. Ortega is becoming the premiere cosmetic dentist in the area. She has performed thousands of smile makeovers and smile enhancements. These smile improvements have helped patients gain more confidence in themselves and in their smiles.
Dr. Ortega works to improve a patient’s smile whether it is with minimal bonding or a major cosmetic makeover. Her goal is to improve the patient’s smile with the most conservative treatment possible while also achieving the most ideal and natural smile possible. She has been doing cosmetic dentistry well before cosmetic dentistry became popular to the general population. With all of the experience that she has had in cosmetic dentistry, she has performed more cosmetic dentistry than most general dentists. Her desire to do cosmetic dentistry has been a large part of her passion for dentistry.
She constantly keeps up to date with all of the changes in cosmetic dentistry in order to provide the best and most state-of-the-art treatment for each and every one of her patients. She was awarded the Fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007 and is on her way to earning her Mastership award. She is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
In addition to her continuous education in cosmetic dentistry, she has also had extra training in medicine in comparison to most general dentists. She has had specialized training with cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic gum surgery, oral surgery, medically compromised patients, geriatric patients and dental traumas.
Unlike most dentists, she has always exceeded her professional education requirements. She consistently takes several times the required courses and attends dental meetings and conferences all over the country. Dr. Ortega maintains memberships in various professional societies in order to stay abreast of the newest developments in the dental field. Specifically, she is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), trained with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), Northern Virginia Dental Society, Virginia Dental Association and American Dental Association.
Dr. Ortega’s office is open Monday through Friday. To make appointments or for inquiries, please call (703) 352-3900.