Anthony Ortega, DDS
Inglewood CA Dentist
I first became interested in dentistry around the age of 15. My uncle, who was in construction, was injured on the job and he had to have extensive dental reconstruction. He was so impressed with the dentistry he had done, that his enthusiasm spilled over to me, and I decided to work toward becoming a dentist. No one else in my family went in that direction.
My extended family was in construction, but my mother and father are jazz musicians. My mothers parents were classical musicians in Scandinavia. I could have gone into music as a profession, but long story short, I decided to take the more dependable route and become a dentist and I am glad that I did. I still play the piano and I find that it influences my work in subtle ways. A dental procedure is much like a musical piece… it takes practice, concentration and performance. I find that the better my piano playing, the better my performance of dental procedures. I find it fascinating the way it is all linked together!
It has been my pleasure to have been practicing in the South Bay area for 27 years now. The patients in this area are good, hardworking, practical people who expect, and deserve a dentist they can rely on for their general welfare ( and the occasional emergency that can arise for any of us) in going through that little thing we call “life”.
If I can provide that for my patients, one patient at a time, one day at a time, then I feel that I am serving a purpose and contributing in a way that I can be proud of in my time here on the planet. I’m proud to be a part of the Newhart Dental Team. Our office is State-of-the Art and the dentistry we provide for the community is outstanding. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you!. All the best!
Education and Training
- 1972-1976 B.A. Psychology University of California at Los Angeles/UCLA Cum Laude
- 1974-1975 Junior year of undergraduate degree spent as a university exchange student at the University of Bergen in Norway.
- 1976-1980 D.D.S. Dentistry University of California at Los Angeles/UCLA