Dr. Silvers was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania during Super Bowl XIII in which MVP Terry Bradshaw led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a four point victory over Dallas. Dr. Silvers grew up in Manheim, a blue-col-md-6lar town of nearly 5,000 people founded in 1762 by Henry William Stiegel, a glassmaker and the current home to the largest auto auction in the world. She attended Alfred University in western New York, a small liberal arts col-md-6lege, best known for ceramic art and ceramic engineering. There she studied English and elementary education and nearly froze to death in winters that brought heavy lake effect snow for many months of the year. After a short stint in teaching in Pennsylvania, she decided to pursue a different career direction. After considering many options including food science and horticulture, she settled on dentistry. She spent a year taking necessary science pre-requisites to apply for dental school. At her interview at Loma Linda University in February, she did not fail to notice the bird-of-paradise and bougainvillea in bloom outdoors, unfathomable magic to the mid-Atlantic native. Dr. Silvers spent four years at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and loved the sunshine and the plant life in southern California. After graduation, she has lived and worked in several states including Colorado, Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Alabama. She worked in both private practice and public health, and completed residencies in general dentistry and endodontics. Dr. Silvers is a lifelong vegetarian and a recent nutritarian/plant-based eater. She always dreamed of the opportunity to return to the sunshine of So Cal. When Dr. Geers decided that retirement was on the horizon, Dr. Silvers jumped at the chance.