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Dr. Marta Rivera, D.M.D.

Dr. Marta M. Rivera was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York until 10 years of age. Then her parents moved to Puerto Rico. She went to Notre Dame High school. She attended the University of Puerto Rico and graduated with a Biology major. She graduated from the Medical Science Campus School of Dentistry of Puerto Rico. She practiced at one of the professor?s office and then opened up her own practice. She also worked with the Olympic committee of Puerto Rico taking care of the athletes and children who were boarded in the specialized training school. She attended many athletic games as medical staff providing dental trauma emergency treatment and customized athletic mouth guards when it was not a requirement then. In 1995 she decided to go back to school and did her residency in pediatric dentistry in the University Children?s Hospital in San Juan Puerto Rico.

Before finishing her residency she came to Florida in 1996 to take the Florida Dental Board. She moved to Florida in 1997 and started practicing in Lakeland, then Plant City. She has been a resident of New Tampa since 1999. She went on her own and opened her office in New Tampa in 2002.

She loves the area and is very grateful of the wonderful patients that have been with her since the opening of her office.

Not having children of her own, she tries to make them as comfortable as possible thinking as she would if she would want her children to be taken care of. Children's energy is what gets me going in life, and I am very grateful for this opportunity in life to serve this way?

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1989-1996 Own private practice in Puerto Rico
1989 -1995 Associate instructor of School of Dentistry of Puerto Rico Department of Ecological Sciences 1990 -1995 Co Leader of Sports Dentistry course for senior students, GPR residents and dentists.
1989-1995 Director of Oral Health Unit, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Health Department; School of Medicine University of Puerto Rico located at the Puerto Rico Olympic Center at Salinas PR
Responsibilities as the team dentist of the National, high performance athletes and the residential student-athletes of the Technical Sports School of the Olympic Center.
Administrative duties and dental education coordinator of the Oral Health Unit in conjunction with other medical units of the sports department.
1997-2002 Worked in private practice as a associate pediatric dentist in Lakeland Tampa, New Port Richey, Plant City and Clearwater, Florida
2002-present Own Private Practice as a pediatric dental specialist

Baccalaureate in Science, Concentration in biology, University of Puerto Rico, 1984
Dental Medicine Doctorate, University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry Medical science Campus, 1988
Advanced Pedodontic postdoctoral program, University Children?s Hospital Medical Science Campus San Juan Puerto Rico, 1997


  • Premedical Association University of Puerto Rico 1983-1984 Secretary
  • Beta Beta Beta Biology Club University of Puerto Rico 1982-1984
  • American Student Dental Association 1984-1988 Class representative 1987 Secretary 1986-88
  • College of Dental Surgeons of Puerto Rico since 1988
  • Association of Women Dentists of Dentist of Puerto Rico Secretary 1988-90 Vice president 1990-91
  • American Society o Dentistry for Children 1990
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association since 1988
  • American Academy of Sports Dentistry
  • Sports Federation of Puerto Rico President of the Professional Liaison Committee
  • International Association of Dental Traumatology
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Orthodontic Society
  • American Association of Functional Orthodontics
  • Tampa Bay Pediatric Dentistry Association

Licenses and Certification

  • Puerto Rico License obtained in 1988
  • Florida State Dental license with pediatric conscious sedation since 1997
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Board Eligible

Awards Received
Outstanding participation in Oral Health Fair Held at Plaza Las Americas by the College of Dental Surgeons of Puerto Rico, 1987
Outstanding participation as class representatives of ASDA 1986-1987 and 1987-1988
Recognition Ad Honorem faculty of Huertas College of dental assistants program, 1993
Recognition as moderator in annual Symposium of Sports Medicine and Exercise Sciences of the School of Medicine of PR, 1994
Recognition by the President of International Olympic Committee during the Central American and Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico, 1993
Outstanding service to Puerto Rico amateur Boxing Federation as medical ? dental staff, 1995
Chief Resident, 1996, Pediatric Specialty Program

Continuing Education & Publications
Table Clinic Presentation at the Olympic Village at the inauguration of the Sports Medicine Center January 1988 Theme discussed Mouthguards, its uses, purpose and fabrication for the athlete
Annual conference on Exercise Sciences and sports Medicine in Puerto Rico
Exercise in childhood and adolescence, 1991
The Olympic Athlete 1992
Central American and Caribbean Games 1993 Participant
VI World Amateur Boxing Championship held in San Juan Puerto Rico Medical staff, 1989
XVI Central American and Caribbean Games held in Mexico City. Puerto Rico Medical Delegation Medical Staff, 1990
XIV Pan-American Games held in Havana Cuba, Puerto Rico Medical Delegation Medical staff, 1991
Pre-Olympic Boxing Championship at Dominican Republic. Doctor in Charge of the Delegation representing Puerto, 1992
VII World Amateur Boxing Championship 25 Sept to 4 Oct Medical staff 1992 Doctor in Charge of Puerto Rico Delegation. Participation in medical decisions during tournament
XVII Central American and Caribbean Games Held at Ponce, Puerto Rico Medical delegation, 1993
X Pan American Games held at Mar Plata, Argentina Puerto Rico delegation 1995, Medical staff participation with the International Olympic Boxing Association, Tae Kwan Do and Judo during the games.
International Congress of Dental Traumatology at San Diego California. Done in conjunction with the Loma Linda University and California Endodontists Association. Had personal coaching by Dr. Bakland, and Dr. Andreason on dental traumatology and the athletes, 1994
Comprehensive Orthodontics Completion of 425 Day Curriculum at Dr. Walter Doyle?s Seminars of advanced courses focusing on bioprogressive techniques for earlier treatment and better patient care, 1995 Participant
Management Techniques focusing on children dental care with sedation, 1995
Dentistry as a Service in Sports lecture given as a continuing Education for dentists in the School of Dentistry of Puerto Rico San Juan Puerto Rico, April 1995, repeated in November 1995
Scottish Rite Children?s Hospital Symposium of Cleft Lip and Palate at Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
Hereditary Gingival Fibromatosis final case presentation during Residency, 1996
Video creation and presentation of Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics for parents, during pediatric residency, 1997
Comprehensive Orthodontics Completion of 77 hours delivered by By Dr. Litt Orthodontist, 1997 Participant
Oral Health in Sports; Goals towards the new Millenium? Lecture for continuing education addressed to dental professionals held at School of Dentistry of Puerto Rico, March 1997, Lecturer
Oral Trauma in Boxing. Lecture given to Profesional Boxing Commission in San Juan Puerto Rico, 1997
Dental Consultant for the Professional Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico
Sports Dentistry lecture given to Metropolitan Dental Society in San Juan Puerto Rico, June 1997
Malamed Medical Emergency Training for sedations practitioners 2000 Atlanta Georgia
Pediatric Conscious Sedation LicensureUpdate Course, 2002, Tampa FL
Pediatric Conscious Sedation Licensure Update course, 2003, Tampa FL
Pediatric Conscious Sedation Licensure Update Course, 2005, Tampa FL
Pediatric Conscious Sedation Licensure Update, 2007, Gainesville FL
Orthodontic Early Treatment Dr. Brock Rondeau, Chicago, 2005
Hands On Orthodontic appliance Therapy Lecture, Chicago, 2005
Orthodontic Conference Las Vegas Nevada, 2005, Early Orthodontic Treatment
Sleep apnea in children and adults with Dr. Ed Spiegal, November 2005, Dallas Texas
EODO Orthodontics Conference by Dr. Derek Mahoney, Orlando Florida, January 2006
Continuing Education with American Orthodontic Society, 2006, Tampa Florida
Dr. Michael Williamson Orthodontist from Gulfport Mississippi Series 2000 creator
Orthodontics Continuing Education December, 2006, Tampa FL
International Association for Orthodontics Convention, April 2006, Orlando Florida
International Association for Orthodontics Puerto Rico Chapter, November 2006
American Association of Functional Orthodontics Meeting, March 2007, Tampa FL
International Association for Orthodontics Convention, 2007, Tucson Arizona
Dolphin Orthodontic Software Training Program, 2007, Destin Florida
Bay Area Center for Craniomandibular Disorders: Advanced Post Graduate Program for Diagnosis and treatment of craniomandibular disorders, (including TMJ and sleep apnea) Dr. Ralph Garcia, 2007, Tampa Florida
Comprehensive Orthodontic Course Level 1 and Level 2 Including Early Orthodontic Treatment, TMJ dysfunction in adults and children, Orthodontics in
Teens and adults Splint Therapy, Sleep Apnea in children and adults, Functional fixed and removable appliances and straightwire techniques Dr. Brock Rondeau, 2005-2006
TMJ Disorders in Children and adults with Dr. Brendan Stack May 2006 Philadelphia
Utilization of 980nm Diode Laser in Dentistry Michael Swick DMD Tampa Florida
Comprehensive Orthodontic by American Orthodontic Society, 2007 -2008, Course with Dr. Gerety, Dallas Texas

Book of Sports dentistry Salud Oral en el deporte ( Oral Health for Sports) Guide for coaches and professionals related to Sports Co author with Dr Enrique Amy Periodontist. Published 1997