Dr. Rivera was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. He graduated from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974. Dr. Rivera attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, Washington. He practiced general and surgical dentistry for over twenty-five years in Prince George, British Columbia. His love for skiing and the mountains brought him and his family to Whistler, B.C. where he has maintained a part-time practice, limited to Surgical and Implant dentistry, for the past eighteen years. A natural extension was to beautiful Vancouver where his part-time practice has flourished.
Surgical/implant training includes:
- Graduate of the Misch Implant Institute in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1993
- Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
- Associate Fellow of of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Member of the American Society of Osseointegration
Dr. Rivera and his wife (Vicki, also a dentist) and family take advantage of every opportunity to engage in outdoor pursuits in the Sea-to-Sky corridor. Skiing is the family's greatest passion.