Dr. Saldarriaga obtained her BA degree in 1994 from Pontificia Universidad CatÃ³lica del PerÃº, in Lima, Peru and her first dental degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, also in Lima. In 2005, Dr. Saldarriaga obtained a second Dental degree in Canada, a DDS from the University of Western Ontario, School of Dentistry.
Following, she enrolled in a one-year General Practice Residency In Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Hennpin County Medical Center. She then worked full time at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor in Restorative Sciences for another year. She then entered the three year Prosthodontic programme, at the University of Minnesota, where she obtained her Prosthodontic Certificate in 2010. In 2011 she qualified for her Canadian certification as a Specialist in Prosthodontics.
Dr Saldarriaga holds positions as part time instructor in the Graduate and the Undergraduate Prosthodontic Departments at the University of British Columbia, School of Dentistry and is a Prosthodontic Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists, the national examining body for certification of Prosthodontists. She is in full time private Prosthodontic practice in Vancouver, Canada.