About Our Doctor

Paul Cortez, D.D.S.

Cortez FamilyDr. Cortez was raised in Harrisburg, South Dakota. He met his wife while attending undergraduate school at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry. Afterward, Dr. Cortez attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After dental school, he worked in community health at Yankton and Alcester, South Dakota, providing dental care to families that lacked access to dental care. He is also a guest lecturer for the University of South Dakota Hygiene School and the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences.

Dr. Cortez and his wife both grew up in small towns and enjoy living in laid-back, quiet communities. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, hiking and backpacking. Dr. Cortez also likes to go on walks with his wife and son, so if you see him around, feel free to honk or wave!