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.
“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.”