Dr. Rosa Mathai, DMD

Dr. Mathai is a recent and enthusiastic transplant to the Bay Area. Originally from Leesville, LA, she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania after attending Tulane University in New Orleans for her undergraduate studies. Following dental school, she lived in Boston, MA training at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she advanced her skills in all facets of general dentistry through a rigorous residency program. She has spent the past five years of education focusing on learning advanced prosthodontic and surgical techniques, as well as gaining experience in providing high quality dentistry for the entire family. As a new addition to “the best coast,” she is excited and honored to bring her skill set and passion for dentistry to the West Portal Dental Care practice.

Our Staff

The staff of San Francisco's Emergency Dental Care is committed to helping patients. We understand that when you're in pain, you want immediate relief and they'll do whatever it takes to help you! We are devoted to making your visit one that will be comfortable, whether it is for a visit with the hygienist, or one of our dentists restoring your natural smile, using conservative procedures that will enhance your dental health and smile.

Founder - Dr. Paul P. Ortner III, DDS

Dr. Ortner was a native San Franciscan who has called West Portal home for forty five years. Prior to beginning his dental career, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley; subsequently finishing his dental education with honors at the University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Ortner’s extensive experience in General Dentistry has given him the opportunity to become a savant in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dental problems. He has helped countless numbers of patients through the travail of complex dental rehabilitation; achieving a very healthy state and pleasing esthetic result, not to mention also, a very happy patient. Dr. Ortner has belonged to many service organizations over the years. He was a lifetime member of the ADA,CDA and the S.F. Dental society; having served on the Board of Directors at one time. He was married and was the proud father of six children; grandfather of nine. An accomplished pilot who founds time to go flying with some time left over to play golf; never yet losing his passion for Dentistry. He established this office long ago and his legacy contiues with the ideals he set forth for this practice.