Meet Dr. Pennella

Dr. Dan Pennella


Dr PennellaAt The Braces Place, we are passionate about helping the families of our community, providing them with the professional orthodontic care they need so they can have the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve. To accomplish that, we have an experienced and talented orthodontic team led by Dr. Dan Pennella, that has created countless new smiles for our patients. As you join our family of patients here at The Braces Place, it’s only fitting that you learn more about Dr. Pennella and why your family is in the best hands for their orthodontic care.

A History Of Achievement & Excellence

Striving for excellence in his education, Dr. Pennella graduated with honors from Wake Forest University with a degree in Chemistry, while also being inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. After graduation, he moved to Charleston where he attended the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, graduating as the valedictorian of his dental class.

After graduating dental school, he was accepted into the Medical College of Virginia orthodontic residency program - one of the top orthodontic programs in the nation. After rigorous training and education, Dr. Pennella obtained his orthodontic certification and master’s degree.

Over the course of his residency, he obtained his certification to offer Invisalign to patients, and gained extensive experience with difficult interdisciplinary cases as a former member of the VCU Craniofacial/Facial Reconstruction Team.

Forever A Part Of The Lexington Community

Throughout his life, Dr. Pennella has lived in over a dozen states across the country, but is proud to call Lexington his home. Committed to making his local community a better place for all of its residents, he is an active member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Columbia Dental Association, and Riverbend Community Church. Dr. Pennella lives here in Lexington with his wife Kate, who he met at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dentistry, and his two children Max & Claire. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, reading, skiing, and playing a round of golf.

Visit Us To Meet Dr. Pennella

Dr. Pennella and our entire orthodontic team are excited to welcome you and your family into our office and get to know you. We will always strive to provide only the best in orthodontic care, working with you to create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs. If you’re ready to start your family on the path to new, healthier smiles, contact us to schedule your first appointment!