Meet Dr. Elena

Elena Petrova, DDS ("Dr. Elena")

Dr. Elena Petrova - Pediatric Dentist Serving Sarasota,Lakewood Ranch, Venice and Bradenton
  • Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • University of Michigan Roberts Scholarship Recipient

Dr. Elena Petrova (“Dr Elena” as children call her) is a pediatric dentist who truly believes in individualized care and prevention of dental problems to ensure healthy smiles for life.

Dr. Elena feels fortunate to have received an outstanding education that instills confidence in her patients and their families. She graduated from the best dental school in the country, University of Michigan, and was inducted in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society which includes top 10% of dentists in the US. She completed her pediatric specialty training at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Elena has published several articles in the Pediatric Academy’s journal as a primary investigator and has received multiple prestigious awards from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (Award for Outstanding Promise in the Field of Pediatric Dentistry) and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award).

Dr. Elena is fluent in Russian and English. Dr. Elena, her husband Mike, and their dog Maxie moved to Sarasota in 2016. When not practicing dentistry, you can find Dr Elena watching a movie, enjoying a good read, or spending time on Siesta beach!

Dr. Elena’s gentle touch and personalized approach allow children of all ages feel secure and comfortable with her care.

Leadership & Honors

  • Alpha Omega International Dental Externship Program, London, UK; Finalist
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Award for Outstanding Promise in the Field of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; Senior Consultant, Council on Membership and Membership Services
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award; Top 3% scores of the Qualifying Examination in the US;
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award for Exemplary Aptitude and Achievement in Oral Pathology
  • Dentsply Award in Removable Prosthodontics
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society; Top graduating dental students in the US
  • Pediatric Dentistry Journal; primary author of several articles in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry most respected journal
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Induction
  • Russia-US Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Dept of State
  • University of Michigan Periodontal Alumni Association Award
  • University of Michigan Roberts Scholarship Recipient
  • University of Michigan Sophomore Periodontics Award

For more information, call us at 941-953-2111 or email us at info@smileworkskids.com

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