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Meet Dr. Paulo Cortes

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Dr. Paulo Cortes

Dr. Paulo Cortes, DMD, is a board-certified dentist in Kearny Mesa, dedicated to serving the vibrant San Diego, California community. At Kearny Mesa Smile Center, Dr. Cortes and his expert team specialize in a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services.

Their primary focus is to ensure patients receive exceptional care and access to the latest advancements in dental treatments. With a commitment to excellence, Kearny Mesa Smile Center takes pride in being a latex-free dental clinic. Experience the highest-quality dental care and explore the remarkable possibilities of dental implants at Kearny Mesa Smile Center in San Diego.

After graduating from Castle Park High School in Chula Vista, Dr. Cortes embarked on a remarkable path. Initially, he dedicated himself to serving his country by enlisting in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, Dr. Cortes ventured into the world of large telecommunication companies, gaining valuable experience along the way. Driven by his passion for making a positive impact through healthcare, Dr. Cortes made the decision to return to academia. He obtained his first degree in Biology from the esteemed University of San Diego, CA. Realizing his true calling in dentistry, he pursued further education, earning his doctorate from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Committed to honing his expertise, Dr. Cortes undertook externships in Oral Surgery at esteemed institutions such as Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, and Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. These invaluable experiences equipped him with comprehensive skills and insights in his field.

Dr. Cortes and his wife Anaissa met at the University of San Diego. They have a loving family with two daughters, Valentina and Paulina, and a son named Nicolas. They enjoy cooking, exploring cuisines, traveling, and embracing the beauty of San Diego.