Yaritza Vazquez


Education & Credentials

University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine; San Juan, Puerto Rico


GPR, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Boston, MA

Specialty Certificate

Periodontology, Boston University; Boston, MA


As my patient, you can expect a very thorough exam and a very honest consult on how we can work together to improve your smile and oral health.


My favorite book is The Notebook, my favorite TV shows are Survivor and Game of Thrones, and my favorite vacation spots are Napa, the British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.


I obtained my GPR in 2006, having concentrated my training in special needs and medically compromised patients, and completed my residency in periodontics and my master's in oral biology, with a focus in inflammatory processes, in 2009. During my periodontology residency, I refined my skills in periodontal procedures, including cosmetic surgeries and implant placements. I enjoy spending my spare time with my daughter, Zoe, my son, Noah, and my husband, Dr. Jan Ortiz, traveling and learning about different cultures.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, American Board of Periodontology diplomate, Southwest Society of Periodontists


Graduated magna cum laude from dental school