Lancaster Modern Dentistry & Orthodontics
Michael Ortega, DMD:
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Lancaster Modern Dentistry & Orthodontics
Michael E. Ortega, DMD
Lancaster, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

John S. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend going to Lancaster Modern Dentistry. Everyone in this office makes going to the dentist easy. I am not the easiest of patients and the staff is really patient with me and works with me. Dr. Ortega knows his dentistry and let’s me know everything he is going to do and why he has to do it. I almost feel like I could be a Dentist because he explains it very well. Billing ahas never been an issue, they work with insurance and make them pay as much as they can and their cost is still the best I’ve paid at other dentist. They also can do a lot at this office, I’d say everything but I haven’t had everything done. But I can say they can give you a root canal and have it all completed so you don’t need to come back all in one day. You will not be disappointed with this office

Johnny Garcia (Source: Google)


Had a really bad toothache and was searching for a dental office that was open and accepting new patients during this COVID-19 pandemic for a few days until I finally found this place. They wer able to take me in that same thankful The office is very clean and well prepared for this social distancing and safety guidelines for the coronavirus Decals on the floor for proper distancing, spaced out lobby chairs, temperature and symptoms checks for all patients, and.,,. I’m impressed!!! I felt very assured and comfortable that I was safe and very well taken care of. As for the dental work I had to have a tooth extracted and it was straight forward and painless. My insurance covered a majority of the procedure and only had to pay very little, can’t complain to that! Scheduled to comeback for implant placement and already referred my brother in law here. Thank you Lancaster modern dentistry!!!!

Kristen C. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today I feel a huge sense of relief. I scheduled an appt for my daughter to find out if they would see her due to the type of insurance I have. The staff was amazingly helpful and kind. At first I was unsure if it was going to happen but then the owner came in and told me he would take care of us. I truly have been stressing out about getting her issues fixed because at previous offices they would not work on kids and my insurance doesnt cover specialist like childrens dentists. I am so grateful today and will be switching my entire family over. Dr. Ortega, Thank you for giving me relief and putting yourself in my shoes as a parent and moving forward with my daughters treatment. We are beyond grateful. Best experience ever!

Brenda G. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just had my first visit here. The staff was very friendly. I was greeted by the front office as soon as I walked in. My x-ray tech was super friendly and nice. Dr. Ortega was amazing went over all my dental treatment was very thorough with all I needed. The insurance Lady came in went over my insurance costs and offered me different payment plans ect. I was able to get started with all the help they provided. By far a great place and experience I will be bringing my whole family to come here. Thank you Lancaster modern dentistry for the great experience

SJ. G. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very grateful for the kind and understanding staff and dentists here. I asked for Valium…they gave me a prescription for my visit today. See…I’ve been close to being kicked out of the dentist office elsewhere because of my anxiety. But, since I knew I wasn’t going to have a ride today, I didn’t fill the prescription. But they were so nice and comforting on my first visit, I decided to try it without sedation. I did it! Through their patience and understanding I was able to get the deep cleaning AND an extraction (of a very stubborn tooth). I was made to feel valued and understood. I was not treated poorly because I couldn’t tell the difference between pain or pressure….because mostly I was scared. They listened….and the second I felt pain they stopped..and gave more shots (which never really hurt). I have alot more work ahead of me, but I think I am going to be able to do it without sedation because of these awesome folks. But if I do need it, they will be willing to give it to me. Thanks to the entire crew of Lancaster Modern Dentistry! See you guys in a week for my checkup and complete oral care lesson and demonstration. Yes…I am taking in my new electric toothbrush so they can teach me how to do it right. I was kinda embarrassed to ask but they were HAPPY I asked and super happy to show me when I am not in pain…lol These people are pretty darn awesome

Lori W. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


As almost everyone else has said, this is a very good dentist office!  I remember when they moved into that new space and right away I thought, hey, maybe I should give them a try. In the meantime I had been going to Lancaster Dental, and had a horrible experience there, in fact the crowns I’m having problems with came from his office.  This particular tooth has been nothing but trouble ever since they crowned it with porcelain.  I apparently have very low profile teeth, whatever, they don’t work. But I KNOW whatever this dentist recommends will be appropriate and work.  They have already earned my trust.  I can’t even wait for my follow-up!  That’s how easy they are!

Elizabeth A. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Came in for a severe molar ache. Front desk was very professional into trying to get me seen right away. Dentist Ortega, was very theral about the treatment options to follow. He was very attentive to any concerns I could have. Unfortunately I didn’t continue treatment here do to the fact that I had to wait for a specialist to come in, in couple of days. Dentist Ortega gave me antibiotics and pain meds to help while I waited for my treatment

Wendy N. (Source: Google)


I’ve been living with the most incredible pain, infections and broken teeth. I’ve seen dentists and I have been treated really poorly. I’ve been kind of blown off. In the past 4 yrs I’ve had X-rays a few times, several cleanings and literally nothing else. So when my last dentist cancelled yet again I called my insurance got a list and decided to try Modern Dental. I won’t be going anywhere else. These people are amazing. They went above and beyond! Rebecca was super helpful working out the payment plan, dealing with my insurance and scheduling my next appointment to meet my specific needs and time constraints.The hygienist, Abdelrahman Azab was very patient and  understanding. He was careful to use minimal meds which I always appreciate. Dr. Ortega went from an exam to full blown intense work to start me off. He worked up a plan that works for me and offered the most care and compassion of any dentist I’ve ever experienced. Vanessa came in, pushed her lunch back to help Dr Ortega. She explained what was happening and when I realized that she was staying after hrs I felt bad and apologized and her response was absolutely shocking to me as it was pure compassion. All three, Dr Ortega, Vanessa and Rebecca stayed late and treated me with more kindness than anywhere I’ve ever been. They took my concerns seriously, took my needs to heart and in one day did more for me than anywhere else ever has even thought about doing. I can’t thank them enough and I will definitely be switching my kids to this dentist as well. I highly recommend them already

Andrea M. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the best dentist in the AV! Dr. Michael Ortega’s knowledge, level of expertise and his passion to care for his patients is incomparable to others out here He makes sure you have a comfrtable and easy experience. He is very gentle and periodically asks if you’re doing ok throughout the procedure. Looking for a perfectionist dentist out in the AV??? Come here!!

Bryan M. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ortega was very knowledgeable, and one of the nicest guys. I went into his clinic 30 minutes after closing. My tooth was in immense pain that was practically unbearable. I inquired about possible over the counter remedies that could be used to alleviate the pain. Doctor Ortega took the time to look at my tooth right then and there. He gave me the information I needed to lessen the pain in my tooth. It was an greatly appreciated experience. 10/10 Would come back for a good drilling

Eric K. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


So.. i am very picky with ny dentist, its hard to find a good doctor that satisfies my needs and meets my expectations. Then i came here based on my friend’s recommendation under Dr. Michael Ortega. 1. The staff was super nice and prompt on answering and helping me set up my appointment. 2. Dr. Ortega exceeded my expectations by being thorough and very detailed with works he has done. I went to replace my crown and he explained how he was able to improve from my previous dental works done. Huge plus. 3. Dr. Ortega and his staff didnt rush anything. They took time and made sure i was not at discomfort or even in slight pain. This is a must for a patients to expect and need. Trust me, i recommend this office to anyone! Go! You definitely wont regret it!

Michelle T. from Lancaster, CA(Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Lancaster Modern Dentistry for over 3 years. The entire staff is  friendly, professional and always ready for me when arrive even if I am running a little late. The Dentist and Orthodontist are very knowledgeable and always ask me if I am doing okay during my procedures. I have recommended my family and co-workers to Lancaster Modern Dentistry

Mellissa R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone is so amazing here and I really mean everyone. I am 31 and scared of the dentist. My daughter is going to be 13 in two weeks and scared of the dentist. My son is six and honestly doesn’t care (maybe it’s a little macho boy thing). I have been in three times in the last 6 months. One time for my initial exam and cleaning, another for the treatment I needed and then my six month follow up. Each time I was treated with kindness, professionalism and jokes…yup, those. They understood I was nervous and worked with it, easing into everything and the jokes seemed to help. So much so, that I actually went back, and switched my kids. That part is another benefit, all off us now go to the same place and all can be seen in one day. My daughters experience was good too, she walked out of there feeling like she was scared for nothing. She is also going to be getting her braces here, as well as my son when it is needed. See, another benefit…not just general but everything is here!  They are up front about all copays (if any), all the work that needs to be done (those last teeth that need to come out) even if you aren’t ready for that part yet, they still inform you so you know exactly what you’re looking at. I have never felt pressured into anything that I do not want and I love that they are so honest. Thanks guys!

Jazmin S. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I brought my husband in today for a check up. The ladies in the front were nice. We had little to no waiting time & the assistant who took his xrays was very polite. Dr Ortega is really professional & knows how to explain treatment in a way that’s easy for patients to understand. He’s super nice & it was a pleasure to have him treat my hubby. Sarah explained the financial part of the treatment to my husband & I. She was polite & it was nice to hear that they have a couple different financing options. Overall a GREAT experience.  I will definitely recommend my friends & family to Dr Ortegas office. We’re looking forward to our next appointment

Kendra M. from Ventura, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist office in the AV hands down!!! I’m so thankful. They seriously make you feel super welcomed like a family! Not to mention, The dental work is amazing and quick. I started seeing a change in my teeth within 3 months of being in braces again! They are affordable and will work with the payment options you prefer the most out of their options! If you are looking for a new dentist whether it’s General care or Orthodontist care, GO HERE! I love my dental familia

Dolly B. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred here by a friend. I was so impressed by the ladies in the front with how helpful and sweet they were. Made me feel comfortable. I get a little un easy about my dentist visits but the girls reassured me I was going to be fine. And I was. Everyone in the office was so welcoming and nice. Asked me at all times if I was okay. Whole staff was amazing. Have nice technology looks very updated. And over all super clean! I finally found my place!

PJ. B. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let me start out saying I absolutely HATE the dentist…UNTIL NOW! NO THEY DID NOT PAY ME! I left scheduling my 4 months cleaning without the massive anxiety I normally have. Dr.Ortega explained everything thoroughly with NO JUDGEMENT. I did not spend half my life’s wages at the end of the visit either. My dental hygienist was the BEST I HAVE EVER had. Again, NO PAIN AT ALL!!! They use the most modern cutting technology equipment to put their patients at ease and get the job done most efficiently. I feel like it’s ok to go to the dentist again. I can not believe I am telling you all I can not wait to continue preventive maintenance on my teeth with my dentist!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Wonderful Experience! An absolute outstanding friendly and professional service from beginning to end. At first it seemed my tooth could be saved, but I was throughly informed since I had a very bad cavity…the pain could possibly return (Instead of paying Double $$ to fix it now and then having to pay again in about 6 months). So I was given two options and I ended up having a tooth extraction and bone grafting (saving time and $$) procedure was done quick and very professional. I had a bad experience in another state with the removal of another tooth (worst experience ever). Even though I had to have an extraction and bone grafting it was done with such care and attention, it didn’t even feel like it. Thank you to everyone at this office for your friendly service from the appointment setting to the removal of my tooth

Jason M. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been with Dr. Ortega and his team for almost two years now.  This is hands down the best dental practice I’ve ever gone to.  The staff at the front desk are friendly and helpful.  I no longer dread cleanings thanks to the amazing hygienist, Abdelrahman.  Dr. Ortega is caring, professional and does an excellent job every time.  I recently had a minor dental emergency and was able to be seen in less than 24 hours.  The procedure by Dr. Ortega and his team was painless and I was kept informed every step of the way.  I highly recommend this dental practice.  They are the best!

Lisa Taylor (Source: Facebook)


I’ve had the best experience, at this office.. Everyone is so, patient and diligent. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. It’s about time, I found a dentist, that made me very comfortable, with my payment plan, down to oral surgery. I felt, so good. They’re very professional

Rachel Cho (Source: Google)


Hands down the best dental office in the Antelope Valley! The owner dentist, Dr. Ortega is awesome. He is very kind and caring, and took the time to answer all my questions. I needed a crown to get done and Dr. Ortega was able to get it done the same day! No waiting 3 weeks for a crown here! Oh, the best part was the crown wasn’t that expensive. I went to Western Dental 2 months ago and they quoted me $1500!! (I don’t have insurance) I paid far less for an all ceramic/porcelain crown here. Thank you Lancaster Modern Dentistry!

Leah F. from Bakersfield, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had my 6 month check up today and once again they amazed me! They were on time and took care of me. Dr Ortega filed a sharp point I had on one of my molars that was bugging me and made my day! Thank you!! Abdel gave me the best teeth cleaning I have ever had pain free! I highly recommend Lancaster Modern Dentistry you won’t be disappointed!

Billie R. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Awesome dental office. From the front office staff, to the back office, & Dr. Ortega I’ve been very happy with the service. Each member of the staff has great customer service & their bedside manner is awesome. I’m someone who is very much afraid of the dentist but they’ve done a wonderful job calming my nerves. If you’re looking for a dental office, I highly recommend this one!

Crystal T. (Source: Google)


Dr Ortega placed an implant on me two weeks ago and the entire procedure was painless! Best of all, the cost of the procedure was very inexpensive compared to other offices I’ve been to. If you’re looking for an honest dental office that does great work in the AV, give this place a try. You won’t be disappointed

Linda V. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


After searching the valley for a Dentist and not finding what I needed I called this great place. I think I hit a gold mine. Called on the phone and was treated with respect, professional, patient and kind young lady. Took the time to answer all my questions. So!  I choose Lancaster Modern Dentistry. Went in today and spoke to a very nice young man , spoke with me and gave me answers and chooses (he turned out to be the Dentist) lucky me!! I have set up my first appointment and although this is the hardest thing to do for me I feel confident here. Updates to follow. well I had my first oral surgery in 8 years. I WILL NEVER BE AFRAID OF ORAL SURGERY AGAIN. THANK YOU EVERYONE for your understanding, and kindness with my phobia. I have already started everyone this is the place to go. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

Felicia Steve M. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s been almost 30 years since I’ve last seen a modern dentists and staff really helped me in overcoming this! Not one bit of pain.. They made me feel at ease . They even found me headphones so I can listen to my music to ease my fear! It was really such a great experience! I think I’ve not only overcome my fear but I’ve found my dentist for life! Thank you Dr.Ortega and staff! Now my smile can truly show what I feel inside! I’m forever grateful!

Jerson S. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today was my first visit here and it was the best dental office I’ve been at! The front staff is really nice and Sarah went over my treatment with me and explained how my insurance worked and even went over payment options which made it so much easier for me! Dr Ortega was so cool and easy going he explains everything. He doesn’t rush through exam and treatments like my previous office did he is great! I will be returning as my regular doctor and will be starting my braces treatment here as well! Definitely recommend no doubt about it. Overall a great experience

Tilly G. from Pomona, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thee absolute best dentist office my whole family has ever gone to. Quick in & out. No price gauging, straight forward and honest about what you need and worked with us to get it done. By far the best office personnel.  We will continue to receive service thru this office hands down. If you have to get work done…just do yourself a favor and come here first. We did all the searching and trying other office in thee beginning. If we would’ve known, we’d saved us lots of money and time

Tonya M. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


Been going here fro two years now and its always a pleasure getting my teeth checked and cleaned. Doc Ortega and his stafff are always so friendly and easy to talk to.Myra my hyginest is such a sweetheart. I needed a new nightguard adn the y  made me a new one that same day! P.S ask for Vanessa to take your imprrssions for you, she didn’t cause me any pain or make me gag with that impression material!!

Janet T. from Tehachapi, CA (Source: Yelp)


The doctors have worked so professionally and patiently with my special needs due to illnesses and disabilities and they have been the best dental office I’ve ever been to! The office staff is so friendly and helpful and I feel blessed that we found them to do our families dental work. I’ve had several root canals and crowns and they are so good with the numbing shots, I barely feel a thing! If you don’t go to the dentist because you fear the pain, this is the place to go! I highly recommend them!

Kyle A. from Quartz Hill, CA (Source: Yelp)


Chose this dental office based on the positive reviews on yelp, and I’m so glad I did. The front receptionists were very pleasant and friendly. There was little to no wait time with my appointment…I probably waited about 5 min before they called me to take xrays and see the doc. The place is very clean and high tech. My dentist, Dr. Ortega was very nice and listened attentively to my needs and concerns. He never pushed or tried to “sell” me treatment, which I love. I’m excited and looking forward to fixing my teeth!

R. P. from California City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Plain and simple. Hands down the best dental experience I have ever had. From the front desk, to the dental assistants, to the dr’s. I can not give each and every individual more praise.  I am a big wuss when it comes to dentistry, and I needed two root canals. I was very nervous and scared. But when I interacted with the staff everyone made me feel very comfortable and was able to put my mind at ease. I have had my share of root canals done in the past, that’s why I was so scared. But this time it was different. I felt the caring and concern that they have for their patients bye the way they treated me.  They were personable and did not make me feel like I was in an assembly line. They took their time and chose my comfort over their time I would imagine that’s usually allowed for this type of procedure. In the end I had two root canals done from start to finish including having the crowns put on by the time I was done.  I went through an entire procedure from start to finish that was the most professional display of professionalism that I have experienced in my nearly 53 years of walking this earth. All I can say is thank you to everyone involved. Your family’s should all be very proud of you.  So if you are a wimp or have had a bad experience that has kept you from seeing a dental professional. Please take my advice and give them a try. You won’t get better then this. They have won me over. And I will only be going to them from here on out. Thank you for being so awesome, you’ve built a great practice, and have changed my mind of how dentistry should be. Thanks again

J.R. Saenz (Source: Facebook)


In all honesty this was the best dental visit I have ever had. I am so happy that I made the choice to go with modern dentistry. All of the doctors, and staff are professional and extremely caring. The office was so very clean and well-kept. They used the most modern and best equipment as well. Highly impressed and can’t wait for my next visit. Already referring my friends

Jaime C. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am usually nervous going to the dentists as so many of you probably are but the staff was amazing and very friendly. Also Dr. Ortega was very calming during my time time of nervousness during my visit. He made me feel at ease as he is very knowledgeable and skilled which made me very comfortable. I would have to say out of all the dentist I have visited throughout all my years here in this valley Dr. Ortega far exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a great staff state of the art equipment and an excellent experience please go visit modern dentistry and ask for Dr. Ortega

Ronnie M. from Lancaster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have put off going to the Dentist for many years due to fear of pain  but. Modern dentistry put it in to the fear they took great care of me through the whole process I had very little pain and was very comfortable Dr. Ortega did Such a great job with my mouth I’m able to enjoy my food now without pain and sensitivity


Lancaster Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics is located on the corner of 10th St West and Ave K in the Target shopping center. If you are looking for a dental office in the zip codes of 93534, 93536, 93535 we would love to be your dentist. Dr. Ortega and his team at Lancaster Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics are committed to offering the latest in dental technology including single visit CEREC CAD/CAM crowns, Digital x-rays, professional teeth whitening, veneers, implants, and oral cancer screenings. We are proud to partner with dental specialty providers in our office. This includes periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery and orthodontics. We are excited to serve the dental needs of The Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. Too often we underestimate the positive impact a genuine smile has on others and ourselves. I look forward to enhancing, restoring, and maintaining the oral health of my patients, allowing them to embrace and express their genuine smile. My favorite movies are Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Rounders, A Christmas Story, and Goodfellas. I have been a resident of Antelope Valley for over twenty years, and I have been practicing dentistry since 2013. I am happily married and have four beautiful children, all boys. In my spare time, I enjoy doing photography and spending time with family. I am never seen without a smile!