Meet our staff:
Virginia J. Chavez—Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Virginia was born and raised in El Paso. She graduated from Riverside High School and the El Paso Community College. She has been Dr. R.M. Ortiz’s dental assistant since 1994.
Carmen Tarango -- Office Manager
Carmen was born and raised in El Paso. She is a graduate of Riverside High School. She is our Office Manager and is in charge of the business side of the practice. She has been with our practice since 2017.
Connie Knox—Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Connie was born and raised in El Paso. She is a graduate of Loretto Academy. She started her career as a dental assistant and then moved into the field of Dental Hygiene. She is a graduate of the El Paso Community College and has been with the practice since 1996.
Patricia Shaw Mehl—Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Patricia was born in Columbia, South Carolina, but has lived in El Paso most of her life. She is a graduate of Burges High School, the University of Texas-El Paso with a B.S. in Allied Health, and the University of Texas Dental Hygiene School in Houston with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She is married and has 2 wonderful daughters. Patricia has been with our practice since 1975.