Dr. Astrid Cortez graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine and from UNLV with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology.

Dr. Cortez is passionate about educating patients about oral health, preventive care and how oral health is connected to the rest of the body. She is bilingual, and speaks fluent Spanish. She’s happy to be practicing in Yorkville, committed to the most modern techniques, and caring for patients of all ages.

She’s volunteered for Give Kids a Smile providing dental treatment to underserved communities, participated in outreach events providing oral cancer screening for seniors, as well as teaching proper oral hygiene to elementary school children.

Dr. Cortez lives in Crest Hill, Illinois and is looking forward to marrying her high school sweetheart, Nelson. In her spare time, she likes to travel and explore different cultures, spend time with her close-knit family and play with her dogs Abby, Tomy and Stomi.