Dr. Marcela Alvarez

Dr. Marcela Alvarez


After completing her dental education in Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 2007, Dr. Alvarez pursued a 3-year Prosthodontic Specialty Residency at LSU Dental School where she was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Dentistry in 2016. During her residency, Dr. Alvarez was mentored by globally recognized dental educators. Dr. Alvarez published an article – “How to Bond Zirconia: The APC Concept” – while in her residency concerning the most popular and esthetic materials in dentistry. She has also published in collaboration with Dr. Bill Robbins, “Treatment Options for the Replacement of the Maxillary Lateral Incisor” and “Restoratively Guided Orthodontic Treatment: The Pre-Orthodontic bonding concept”.

Dr. Alvarez case presentation and collaboration in “How to Bond Zirconia: The APC Concept.”

As a Prosthodontist, Dr. Alvarez specializes in creating beautiful smiles with the proper function. Her areas of expertise are: preventive dentistry, esthetic dentistry, implant rehabilitation, full mouth reconstruction, digital smile design, and sleep apnea.

Dr. Alvarez is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the San Antonio District Dental Society and the Spear Study Club.

Over the past decade, Dr. Alvarez has devoted her time to supporting the development of oral health in several communities; her true love and passion in dentistry is well-witnessed by her patients. “My love for dentistry runs in the family. I grew up watching my mom, a dentist, and was attracted to the fulfilling reward of helping people. This attraction must have been contagious since my two sisters and I all pursued dental careers. My true passion about dentistry is having the opportunity to change people’s lives through their smiles. My goal is to educate my patients about the importance of maintaining good oral health over a lifetime. I love helping people and enjoy going the extra mile for my patients.”

Dr. Alvarez has been married for 11 years to Fernando Perez and they have two boys, ages 1 and 2. In her free time, Dr. Alvarez and her husband enjoy outdoor activities such as tennis and biking and exploring new dining experiences.