Dr. Michael Riva's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients
Born and raised in St. Catharines, Dr. Riva was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry by his father, Dr. Al Riva, who practiced dentistry in Niagara for 50 years. In 1989 at the age of 26, Dr. Riva graduated as a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics from the University of Toronto. Contributing to the profession, he developed the original Niagara Peninsula Dental Association Web Site and is the former editor of the Niagara Peninsula Dental Association newsletter. Dr. Riva is happily married with three grown children. He is a sports enthusiast who has participated and coached at a high level in multiple sports. Presently he enjoys cycling, gardening, yoga and spending time with his family - especially on holidays to Walt Disney World. Ever mindful of those less fortunate, Dr. Riva sponsors three foster children through Plan International. Dr. Riva and his orthodontic team run a family-oriented practice reflecting Dr. Riva’s core values, which are kindness and humility. Many referrals to the practice are by word of mouth, which is a testament to patients’ continued satisfaction with their experiences in the office and, most importantly, with their beautiful smiles.
- University of Toronto (Grad. 1989)
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