Dr. Valentina Coelho was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2013 from the Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas. After graduating, she worked as a general dentist in a private practice for one year. In March of 2014, she obtained a certification in digital smile design from the Federación Odontológica Colombiana in Bogota, Colombia. In September of 2014, she moved to Barcelona, Spain where she worked at a private practice while also pursuing a postgraduate residence in prosthodontics at the Universidad Internacional de Catalunya (UIC). After working in private practice for a few years, Dr. Coelho moved to Michigan to pursue a Master’s Degree in Prosthodontics at the University of Michigan. Upon completing the master’s program, Dr. Coelho wishes to work in a private practice as a prosthodontist while also dedicating some of her time to teaching undergraduate dental classes at a university.