Silvia La Rosa, DDS
Board Certified Periodontist in Tacoma, WA
Dr. Silvia La Rosa obtained her Doctor in Dental Surgery Degree in 1997. She spent a year studying French in Quimperlé, France then she returned to her native Colombia, where she was actively involved in community service, providing dentistry to under-served communities. Dr. La Rosa graduated with Honors before pursuing her ultimate goal: post-graduate training in Periodontics. She joined the Periodontics Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she obtained her Certificate in Periodontics in 2001, graduating Top Ranked among her class.
She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2003, an endorsement of the American Board of Periodontology granted to the top professionals in this specialty across the US and abroad. She has been named as one of the top Periodontists for 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 in the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.
Dr. La Rosa enjoys all aspects of Periodontics, especially Implantology and soft tissue management. She is passionate about her specialty and stays up to date on the latest technologies, treatments, and research by participating in several ADA-accredited continuing education programs each year. Dr. La Rosa also enjoys teaching other dental professionals and allied staff. She also participates in programs to help the under-served communities.
Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Washington State Dental Association (WSDA), and the Pierce County Dental Society (PCDS). She served for 9 years in PCDS as a board of trustees and then executive member participating in multiple committees. She served as the president of the society from 2016 – 2017. Currently, she serves as a board of trustees for the Pierce County Dental Foundation (PCDF). Silvia is an active member of the Dynamic Navigation Society.
She has two beautiful children and is married to Dr. Manuel La Rosa. Dr. Silvia La Rosa speaks English, Spanish, and basic French. Dr. La Rosa enjoys traveling, the outdoors, reading, photography, ballet, archery, and spending time with her family and friends.
Welcome to our practice, we are looking forward to getting to know you personally and meeting your periodontal needs!