Meet the Team



Registered Dental Hygienist

Melissa is a lifelong resident of Manteca, having attended French Camp Elementary and East Union High School. She graduated from Taft School of Dental Hygiene in 2000. She has been in the dental field for 19 years in different capacities but has definitely found her niche as a hygienist in our office since 2005. When not at the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and participating in the Portuguese Club in Manteca.

Our experienced team is ready to assist you with your dental needs. We are known for providing a peaceful atmosphere that allow our patients to feel at ease.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Stacy earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2005. She received numerous leadership awards and accolades for her service to the university community during her tenure, including being recognized as one of the 10 Outstanding Seniors from her graduating class of 8,000 students. She began practicing with Dr. Silva in 2007 and has obtained her certificate to perform soft tissue laser curettage. She enjoys using her gifts of compassion, gentleness, and humor to provide exemplary care to meet the unique and individualized needs of her patients. When she is not practicing dental hygiene, she cares for her 2 young children and spends time with her husband.  She enjoys staying active, practicing yoga, and traveling.



Lead Dental Assistant

Gina has been working in the dental field since 2002. She started working with Dr. Silva in 2006. She enjoys working in the back helping patients through their treatment and caring for them during their visit. When she is not working, she likes to spend time with her husband and care for her four kids. She also enjoys going boating with her family, dining out, and attending Raider games.



Registered Dental Assistant

Marlys has about 30 years of experience in the dental field. She started out as an office assistant and transitioned into chairside assisting. She has been on staff with Dr. Silva since 2011 and has the joy of assisting everyone in the office. Aside from dentistry, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling.


Office Admin and Billing Coordinator

Teresa earned her certificate from Eden Area ROP in Hayward and began her career as a dental assistant 20+ years ago. Since then, she has become exceedingly proficient in many capacities within the dental office. Currently, Teresa has focused her attention in the front office, coordinating appointments and helping patients understand their treatment needs as well as their financial obligations and/or benefits. Teresa grew up in San Leandro, CA with her parents and 5 siblings. Proud to be an aunt and great aunt, she spends her free time with her husband and extended family. She enjoys going to concerts, taking cooking classes, rescuing pets and traveling.


Registered Dental Hygienist

As a registered dental hygienist, Cindy is committed to providing thorough yet gentle care to all of her patients. She graduated in 2005 with her Associate of Science Degree from San Joaquin Valley College in Rancho Cucamonga and is among a select few hygienists that are laser certified. She has been practicing with Dr. Silva since 2006. When not practicing dental hygiene, she enjoys photography and traveling. She resides in Sacramento.