Fairfax Medical Center
10721 Main Street, Suite 2200
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone:(703) 352-3900



After completing dental school, Dr. Ortega successfully passed the Virginia dental licensing exam and then entered the one-year General Practice Residency Program at the University of Maryland. The residency prepares the general dentist for many realistic medical situations, which are rarely encountered in dental school. The program is also designed to provide the dentist with more extensive experience with hospital dentistry and complex procedures.

(During the residency, one month is spent on the anesthesia service, one month is spent on the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery service, and a rotation is scheduled in the emergency room at Kernan Hospital and The New Children's Hospital. Residents must successfully complete a physical diagnosis course, attend seminars and present complex dental cases to the faculty and peers for review. A didactic program is presented primarily through seminars, which include review of dental science and presentation of new procedures in all aspects of dentistry, including implant procedures and practice management. One complex case presented by the resident for review by the faculty and peers is expected to be suitable for publication. A literature review on assigned topics is required and is presented in a seminar format. The resident manages approximately two general dental operating room cases per week.)

After completing her residency, Dr. Ortega began seeking a full-time private practice associateship in Northern Virginia.


Dental Cosmetix
Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry
10721 Main Street, Suite 2200
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: (703) 352-3900
DrOrtega@DentalCosmetix.com