Education and Awards
Dr. Elizabeth Padilla has a long history in general dentistry spanning over a decade, prior to pursuing her passion to become a dentist. Dr. Padilla graduated from PLU with honors before receiving her dental education at A.T. Still University in Arizona where she earned her Master’s in Public Health (Dental Emphasis). She completed an Advanced General Dentistry Program in Conjunction with graduating with her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry in 2011.
Upon graduation, Dr. Padilla joined the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant and was stationed at various locations including San Diego, on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and at the US Naval Hospital Beaufort on Parris Island, NC. Serving our nation's military members was an amazing experience where she had the opportunity to travel, gain knowledge, and gain experience as a dentist. Immediately following her military commitment, Dr. Padilla enrolled in a comprehensive surgical implant course, obtaining extensive experience in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants.
About Dr. Padilla
I was born and raised in Western Washington where I lived in the valley until I was the age of 19. When I met my husband, he was active duty in the US Air Force and promptly whisked me off to travel the world. We've been stationed all over the world, including Germany, Hawaii, and throughout the United States. Upon fulfilling his Air Force career and nearing retirement, my husband and I decided we wanted to return home to raise our family in Washington. We moved back in 2000, bought our family home, and have been blessed to raise our three children and now have the opportunity to watch our grandchildren grow up here, as well. We enjoy spending our time together doing various activities, whether it is a quiet, sunny afternoon barbequing in the backyard, traveling to sunny Florida to spend time with Mickey Mouse, or camping at beautiful campgrounds all over the Pacific Northwest.