About Your Dentist

Elise Penafiel, DDS

“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.”

My Mission

“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.”

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.

Jennifer Qian, DDS

Smiles that last a lifetime are contagious. I'm honored to have the opportunity to help create your perfect smile -- your signature accessory.

Education

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certification (2019), Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Richmond, VA
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (2018), University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2014), McGill University, Montreal, QC

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

A proud native of Maryland, Dr. Qian received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the first dental college in the world, the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. To advance her skill set and patient care, she completed a one-year AEGD program at the VCU School of Dentistry. This program exposed her to complex treatment planning and advanced prosthodontics, including implant-fixed multiple units and full mouth reconstruction. Her personal interests are in surgery, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Qian stays updated in the latest clinical knowledge and technology through continuing education in implants, endodontics, and Invisalign. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Maryland State Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Qian loves to broaden her perspective through traveling and exploring new cultures, sights, and restaurants. She is an avid photographer, watercolor painter, and frequent visitor to Broadway shows. In her free time, Dr. Qian enjoys organizing social events to build positive team culture and seeks opportunities for community and international outreach.