Dr. Michelle L. Rivera was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Science. She continued her education at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in June of 2000.
Soon after graduating from dental school, she moved to Virginia Beach, where she practiced dentistry at Little Creek Naval Base. While there, she provided dental care to the United States Navy Seals. Before moving to Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Rivera practiced dentistry for three years in Saginaw, Michigan. Since moving to Boca Raton in 2006, she's been practicing dentistry with Dr. Ortlieb and became an owner of Deerfield Beach Partners in Dentistry in 2011.
Dr. Rivera's philosophy as a dental practitioner is to treat patients like family. She provides patients with high-quality dental care in a comfortable and professional environment—her attention to detail results in beautiful smiles.
Dr. Rivera is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Broward County Dental Association, the Atlantic Coast Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Team of Implantologists.