Meet the Doctors
Capitola Dental's mission is simple: To provide the best in modern dentistry to it's patients.
We invest heavily in technology that makes the patient experience easier, better and faster. We strive to continually improve and keep abreast with the latest in dental innovation.
Dr. Hafid Ortega, along with Dr. Robert Schellentrager, and now Dr. Vattadi are here to help provide patient care, in an ethical, compassionate manner that truly has the patient's best interests in mind.
Dr. Ortega grew up in Campbell, CA. He attended UC Santa Cruz and completed dental school at UOP in San Francisco.
Dr. Ortega resides in Los Gatos and and loves keeping active with his wife and 2 young children.
I grew up locally in Santa Cruz, California where I was spoiled by the year-round gorgeous weather.
Through my own dental and orthodontic treatments, I decided early on that dentistry would be the right fit for me to combine my interest in science, passion for working with people, and using my hands to make art. This made the decision to move to Michigan to pursue a combined B.A. in Chemistry and D.D.S degree an easy one.
After completing dental school, I decided to further my dental training by completing a General Practice Residency in Chicago, IL.
Following several long years in the bitter cold of the Midwest, I decided I missed the sweet California sun, and made the permanent move back home to Santa Cruz.
Outside of building patient relationships and talking about dentistry to anyone that will listen, my hobbies include cooking, reading, anything fitness related, and attempting to sew (much harder than I thought!!).
I love spending time with family and friends, and traveling whenever possible. I am also an avid “foodie”, so I am always looking for restaurant recommendations!