Dr. Elise Penafiel, DDS

Dr. Elise Penafiel, DDS

Dentistry  ·  

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Dr. Elise Penafiel, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Glen Burnie, MD. She practices dentistry.Read her story

Glen Burnie Dental Care

7425 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Ste 102

Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careington International
  • Delta Dental
  • Delta Dental of Washington
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion National
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Humana/CompBenefits

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Dr. Penafiel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Penafiel "I like the relationships I have built with my patients. The ability to treat patients and be a contributor to their overall health and appearance is rewarding.Education 1992 - B.A. in Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 1993 - Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 1999 - D.D.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Baltimore, MD Continuing Education & Professional Memberships Dr. Penafiel has completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC, and says current on the latest technology by regularly taking continuing education courses. She is a member of the Chesapeake Dental Implant Study Club, a volunteer at the Stanton Community Health Center in Annapolis, MD, and a Coordinator for dental health education programs for the area pre-K and elementary schools. Life & Hobbies Dr. Penafiel is a Parishioner at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church in Millersville, MD. She also enjoys cooking, movies and spending time with her family."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Penafiel "I strive to be competent, honest, understanding, friendly, accommodating, and fun. I truly care for my patients, and want them to feel comfortable when they see me."

1  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry

8  Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • The Johns Hopkins University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Baltimore College Of Dental Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Master Of Public Health-Tulane University School Of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Penafiel has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Penafiel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Chesapeake Dental Implant Study Club, Member

Dr. Penafiel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Penafiel to family and friends
20 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Penafiel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Penafiel makes me feel comfortable, she takes time to ask how my health is and about my family. The staff in the office are friendly and attentive as well.
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Dr. Penafiel is always very professional, generous & educates me about the procedure. She always answers my questions.
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She's great!
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Had an unexpected tooth issue and Dr. Penafiel did an excellent job investigating the problem and suggesting a path forward. Would highly recommend her to others.
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Dr. Penafiel is very knowledgeable and professional and answers my questions thoroughly.
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