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Oral surgeon opens Hayes practice

Dr. Enrique Oltra recently started an endodontic practice at Hayes.

Specializing in root canals and surgery for root tips, Oltra leases space at the dental office of his father-in-law, Dr. Philip Render, at Hayes Office Park. Oltra’s wife Elizabeth (Render’s daughter) is his physician assistant and he has a staff of five.

Oltra said he sometimes can save a tooth, such as one with nerves damaged by a sports injury, instead of having to remove its roots. He also has an office in Williamsburg. Previously, he worked 1½ years for a large dental group in Richmond and for a year with an endodontist office in Virginia Beach.

Originally from Spain, Oltra earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Valencia, another bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University and doctoral Elizabeth when she studied in Spain. They reside in Williamsburg with their daughters Natalie, 5, and Elena, 2.

A resident of Poquoson, Render has practiced at Hayes for about 20 years. ...

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