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meet dr. alvarez

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Alvarez is a true Bruin — she spent 15 years at UCLA preparing herself for a career in pediatric dentistry. With four degrees and one specialty certificate, she prides herself in not only being part of the field but contributing to it. Currently, she is faculty at UNLV’s pediatric dentistry program and enjoys teaching, research, and patient care. She loves working with children, and the relationships formed with family. Dr. Alvarez makes sure dental visits at Smile Squad are fun, interactive, and educational. Come visit us!


University of California Los Angeles

  • Pediatric Dental Specialty Certificate
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Oral Biology, Focus on Dental Stem Cells
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Masters in Oral Biology (MS), Focus on Microbiology
  • Bachelors in Psychobiology (BS)

meet dr. martinez


They say, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life,” and it’s true! Orthodontics truly is a passion of mine. The best part of being an orthodontist is following patients during a special and unique time in their lives. I often observe a shy, timid individual whose personality flourishes as their smile improves. We change lives by giving patients the confidence to smile.

I like to think that orthodontics is my vehicle to make a positive impact on our youth. Our practice is geared toward building strong bonds with our patients. My ultimate goal is to enhance patients as people and provide healthy, beautiful smiles along the way.

Being a Las Vegas native, I decided to return home to complete orthodontic residency at UNLV. I remain involved with the residency and dental school through teaching and mentoring. My involvement with the school keeps me up to date with the latest advancements and techniques in orthodontics.

I look forward to practicing the rest of my career in my hometown and to making a difference in the lives of my patients and community.


University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Orthodontic Certificate, Masters in Oral Biology, 1 of 4 residents selected

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni, San Francisco, Ca
Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, top 5% of class

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Minor in Chemistry, top 5% of class