Meet Dr. Pennella

Dr. Dan Pennella


Dr. Dan Pennella feels blessed to lead the excellent orthodontic team at The Braces Place. He has lived in over a dozen states across the country, but is proud to call Lexington his home. Dr. Pennella graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a degree in Chemistry. While there, he was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. After graduation, Dr. Pennella moved to Charleston to attend the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. He graduated as valedictorian of his dental class.

After dental school, he was accepted into the Medical College of Virginia orthodontic residency program - one of the top orthodontic programs in the nation. He received excellent orthodontic training and obtained his orthodontic certification and master’s degree. Dr. Dan Pennella has extensive experience with difficult interdisciplinary cases as a former member of the VCU Craniofacial/Facial Reconstruction Team. His orthodontic training includes Invisalign® certification and experience with all of the latest orthodontic technologies.

Dr. Pennella is committed to the local community as an active member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Columbia Dental Association, and Riverbend Community Church. Dr. Pennella met his wife, Kate, at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with Kate and their children Max and Claire. He also likes to cook, read, ski, and play golf.