Dr. Maria Picariello was born and raised in San Jose, California. She comes from a large Italian family of five sisters. She attended Queen of Apostles in San Jose for elementary school, followed by Westmont High School.
She continued her education at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, where she received her Bachelor of Science degrees in both Psychology and Biology, graduating with high honors.
Like her Uncle, Dr. Cassara, she then received her Doctoral Degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and has now joined the practice as an associate.
Besides her passion for dentistry, Dr. Picariello enjoys the beach, camping, boating, and spending time with her family.