Dr. Derrick Silva was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He became a dentist because he wanted to help people achieve and maintain good oral health and help those in need. In 2019, Dr. Silva graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Silva loves the variety of services and cases involved in practicing general dentistry for all ages. He truly enjoys transforming lives one smile at a time. He is an advocate of comprehensive dental care and believes in treating each patient as an individual rather than just a set of teeth. Dr. Silva performs a wide array of dental treatments such as dental implants, endodontic care (root canals), full-mouth restorative care, Invisalign, wisdom teeth removal, and selective TMD therapy.
A people person, Dr. Silva’s favorite part about being a dentist is interacting with his patients. He loves getting to know them and building relationships with them. He works closely with his patients to create lifelong dental care plans that encourage daily attention to oral hygiene for healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Silva’s patients love his attention to detail and his ability to hear them and their specific needs.
With a heart for those who are underserved, Dr. Silva treasures the time he works with outreach programs, such as Mission of Mercy, Give Kids A Smile, the OHIO Project, and Dentistry From The Heart, to provide free dental care to those in need.
Away from the office, Dr. Silva enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Adilene, and his dog, Bruiser. He also enjoys staying involved with some of his favorite activities – traveling, hiking, photography, and snowboarding. As an avid explorer and lifelong learner, Dr. Silva has traveled to many countries around the world and continues to be inspired to explore and learn more.