40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

NELLY SILVA

  • Collegeville, PA
  • Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

Age:

35

Name of Practice:

Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

TMD residency, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain; advanced implant training, American Implant Dental Association; orthodontic training, International Association of Orthodontics; completion of Las Vegas Institute


Why She Was Nominated

Her steadfast commitment to community-focused dentistry and service.

Philosophy

“To learn, teach and empower others so that they too can take productive action.”

Exciting New Trend

Today’s increasingly comprehensive approach to dentistry — taking into consideration not just patients’ teeth but their overall wellness. “We’re the gatekeepers to our patients’ health,” Dr. Silva says. “It’s a turning point, communicating not just with dental colleagues but with MDs, cardiologists and other health-care professionals.”

Something People Don't Know

“I might appear sophisticated on the outside, but I’m a big kid on the inside. And I enjoy balancing being a dental professional with being a mother of one and a member of both my church and my sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, a community service–oriented organization.”