Meet Dr. Silvers
Dentist and Owner of Expression Dental in Mountain View, CA
Dr. Jennifer Silvers was born in the hospital across the street from her office, and she was raised on the Peninsula. Science-minded from the beginning, she grew up wanting to be an entomologist, but she eventually decided that insects would make a better hobby for her than an occupation.
When it was time to create a career plan, she was inspired by her dentist father to work in the dental field, and subsequently enlisted as a dental assistant in the US Army. Further dental training in the military convinced her she wanted to become a dentist herself. So she went on to get her doctorate in dental surgery from the University of the Pacific’s dental school in San Francisco.
Continuing her education and training, she completed a clinical program, residency, and early employment as a dentist with the military—a spell that took her to Washington state and Texas. While there, she became known for her compassion and ability to put patients at ease, and she was the dentist all nervous patients were referred to. She was the recipient of the Thomas B. Hartzell Award for Clinical Periodontics in 2012. And in 2017, she was given the Army Achievement Medal for her work on a humanitarian mission treating the Native American population in Montana.
She eventually moved back to her native California and joined her father’s practice, which she has since taken over. She also trains the next generation of dentists, teaching on the faculty at the University of the Pacific’s dental school.
Dr. Silvers loves being a dentist and genuinely loves getting to know her patients. She purposely chose not to specialize in any one field because she likes building relationships with her patients year after year. Her favorite part of dentistry is re-creating someone’s smile when they come to her with a chipped or cracked tooth. Following her personal motto, “Strive for perfection, accept excellence,” she takes a great deal of pride in her work, even hand-sculpting fillings to give patients the most natural look possible.
In addition to running her dental practice, Dr. Silvers teaches at University of the Pacific’s dental school. She contributes to humanitarian dental missions around the world, so far having traveled to the Philippines, Fiji, Micronesia/Kiribati, and Cameroon.
When she’s not practicing or teaching dentistry, you can find her knitting, crocheting, solving puzzles, or hiking and camping in the great outdoors. Dr. Silvers is recently married and is the proud parent of two tabby cats named Stitch and Aida.
Education And Training
Dr. Silvers enlisted as a dental assistant in the Army in 2004. After receiving dental training in the military, she knew she wanted to become a dentist. She completed her undergraduate studies in cellular biology at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, then graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific’s school of dentistry. She is extremely dedicated to staying on top of her field, and each year, she gets more continuing education hours than she could possibly keep track of.
Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Joint Base Lewis McChord
Doctor of Dental Surgery, cum laude
University of the Pacific
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Awards and Memberships
Army Achievement Medal
Recipient of the Army Achievement Medal in August 2017 for humanitarian work
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Recipient of the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal in 2014
Hartzell Award for Clinical Periodontics
Recipient of the Thomas B. Hartzell Award for Clinical Periodontics in 2012
We are adjacent to El Camino Hospital