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.

Dr. Basil Skaikhly, DDS

Dr. Shaikhly as a practitioner has always put his patient’s interest first and that is what sets him apart from other high quality dentists. He earned his first dental degree in 2006 in Bagdad, Iraq, and practiced for over 5 years before he and his family moved to the United States in 2011. He then earned his second dental degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, finishing as Valedictorian. Has 10 years of clinical experience mixed with academic teaching and management skills. Through excellent interpersonal skills, he assures that his patients’ needs are understood by him and his dental team. Dr. Shaikhly delivers an exceptional level of treatment. He is willing to challenge himself, stays abreast of new developments in dentistry and treats his patients as if they were his own family members. He is an active member of the American Academy of Aesthetic dentistry, the Bay Area Aesthetic Masters study club, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and American Academy of Oral Pathology. He was selected to join the three most prestigious dental honor societies, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Tau Kappa Omega. Outside his profession, he enjoys spending time with his family, his wife, also a dentist, and his seven year old twin boys, who fill his life with joy. He enjoys lap swimming, tennis, hiking and exploring the beautiful Bay area.

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.