WELCOME TO ARTAZA DENTAL
At Artaza Dental, you are our highest priority. We listen carefully to your expectations and provide the most comprehensive care with exceptional service using state-of-the art equipment!
Come experience a new kind of dentistry.
Dr. Hugo E. Artaza was born in Austin, Texas in 1955. For eight years of his youth he lived in South America when Brown & Root assigned his father to Paraguay. While in South America, he became fluent in Spanish.
After graduating from Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, Texas, he attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Dr. Artaza graduated from The University of Texas HSC Dental Branch in Houston in 1981. He completed the four-year program in three years, graduating as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Artaza is a private practitioner with over 36 years of experience. He is a member in good standing in the Greater Houston Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry and the Pankey Institute.
Dr. Artaza and his family moved to Katy in 1986 where his practice has remained for the past 24 years. Dr. Artaza, his wife, Donna, and their three children, Nicolas, Marco and Danica, are all actively involved in the Katy community. Dr. Artaza is a parishioner at Epiphany of the Lord where he is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a member in good standing in the Greater Houston Dental Society, Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association. During the months of February-March, Dr. Artaza donates his time to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo where he is a member of the International Committee. Dr. Artaza is a member of the HLSR BBQ Team, “Pitts and Ashes.” His team participates in the HLSR BBQ Cook-Off as well as grilling for local charity events and supports fundraisers for those in need. Dr. Artaza joined along side the international cooking team and members “Bottomless Pit” of HLSR, to serve over 1,500 hot meals in under 1 and a half hours to victims and rescuers of Brazoria County on September 4th, 2017.
In addition to reaching out to his own community, Dr. Artaza has also provided dental services to Honduran citizens through his involvement with Heart for Honduras, an organization he has been involved with since 1996. Dr. Artaza has led dental teams to rural areas and villages in Honduras where they provide relief aid and dental services to the local community. Tooth and gum disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the rural areas of Honduras. These missions have made a difference in the lives of thousands who visit the clinic each year.
Paola was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated in 2001 with her Doctor of Dental Surgery License and continued in school to become a specialist as a Periodontist in 2009. Paola worked in her home country for 6 years before she came to the United States. She got her license to work as a Dental Assistant in 2016 and also began
Brooke has a passion for helping patients in the medical field, which she started 6 years ago. She is currently a Licensed Esthetician and she works a full-time job doing esthetics at a MedSpa here in Katy. “I began marketing for Dr. Artaza in 2017 and joined his team working in the office because I absolutely LOVE interacting with his patients. Dr. Artaza has a special team with a special feel and working outside of the office just wasn’t as enjoyable. Knowing I am a part of his honorable team, even if I am just doing the back end promoting gives me tremendous pleasure!” Aside from spending her spare time here, Brooke enjoys spending time with her two children, husband and her friends.
Lottie has known Dr. Artaza for more than a decade and has been working for him since July of 2015. She says,“Helping our patients feel at ease and having a great experience coming to see us is so rewarding to me, our staff and our patients are like an extended family.” Lottie enjoys spending time her with friends and family (Dr. Artaza included!), relaxing by the pool, fishing, jet skiing, Golfing, shooting pool, playing tennis, volunteering, skydiving, riding motorcycles and traveling. Her bucket list? Zip lining in the jungle, bungee jumping, visiting Egypt and Dubai; Just to name a few!
Ileana joined our team in 2014 after spending a year with another dental office.
“So far, this has been the greatest experience! I have learned so many things assisting him.”
Ileana wears a lot of hats in this office, so sometimes you will see her during your New Patient Exams, sometimes she is in the assistant chair with you and Dr. Artaza, and sometimes she actually gets to stay up front where she belongs! Ileana prides myself with excellent teamwork efforts and she really does love every job she gets to do. When she gets time away from work, you will find her playing with her two wonderful puppies and hanging out with her lovely soon-to-be HUSBAND!
Suzi’s dental journey began before she even finished school for her license! She was hired by Dr. Artaza in February of 2012. As ironic as her friends and family believe it is that she made her way to the dental field (of all places) she says,“I absolutely love Dentistry and taking care of people. I am that patient that needed to be sedated prior to arriving in the office, I WAS TERRIFIED. This gives me pure compassion for our patients, being able to nurture those in need to get through the treatments they have been dreading is what gets me out of bed every day.” Sometimes we hear Suzi laying down the law with insurance companies and then with just the turn of her chair, she is smiling and laughing with the patients. Suzi started here as a single mom with one daughter of her own and one dog. Since then, she has started a marriage, gained two bonus kids, became a Siamese Cat Mom… (yes, that needs to be a real title) and still does not like to be the patient in Dr. Artaza’s dental chair.