Dr. Diana Alvarez-Rodriguez was born and raised in Southern California. Her education background is broad and extensive, having attended and excelled at various top ranking institutions. Beginning with her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she then received a Masters in Science in Biomedical Sciences after moving to Miami. She then went to Pennsylvania to obtain her Doctoral degree in Dental Medicine (DMD) at the University of Pittsburgh. On her return to Fort Lauderdale and South Florida, she attended and received certification in the specialty programs, Prosthodontics and Periodontics at Nova Southeastern University.