A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including (3)three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures that help you achieve that great beautiful smile you wish to have..
Diane Alvarez – Rodriguez D.M.D., M.S.
Dr. Alvarez-Rodriguez was born and raised in Southern California. She is a first generation Cuban-American, as both her parents are from Cuba, and therefore speaks English and Spanish with native fluency. Her educational background is broad and extensive, having attended and excelled at various American top ranking institutions, beginning with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Afterwards, she moved to Miami, Florida, and achieved a Masters in Science in Biomedical Sciences. She then temporarily settled in Pennsylvania for four years and received her Doctoral Degree in Dental Medicine (D.M.D) at the University of Pittsburgh. Returning to South Florida, she attended two specialty programs: Prosthodontics and Periodontics at Nova Southeastern University, where she was awarded with a Certificate in Periodontics..