Dr. Rebeka Silva was born in New York and obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology from Syracuse University. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Silva obtained advanced training in Hospital Dentistry from the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center after which she obtained her specialty certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.
After her training, Dr. Silva taught at the University of California San Francisco as an Assistant Clinical Professor teaching students and residents while also serving as Section Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco where she later became the Chief of the Dental Service. She was also promoted to Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco advancing her academic work while also serving as a course director and lecturer.
Dr. Silva is licensed to practice dentistry and has a permit for general anesthesia. She has published numerous articles, written for textbooks, and obtained key research grants. Being active in many professional organizations and government committees, she has also provided many lectures in the field and is also an instructor for CPR. She is also an attending surgeon at California Pacific Medical Center.
Interests: Temporomandibular joint disorders and reconstruction, Botulinum Toxin therapy, Jaw reconstruction, Visuohaptic 3D Imaging and Surgical Simulation, TMJ Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Dental implants, Wisdom Tooth and Dental Extractions, Oral Grafting and Reconstruction, Oral Pathology