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Meet Our Team

Maria Elena Tapia, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist

Maria Elena Tapia, DDS, strives to deliver top-quality dental services. At Dentistry by Design Palisades in Pacific Palisades, California, she seeks to make a positive impact on her patients' lives. Dr. Tapia knows that oral health plays a vital role in overall well-being and ensures that each patient receives the dental services they need for optimal health.

Dr. Tapia believes that honesty is essential for strong relationships between patients and providers. At her practice, she's always glad to answer questions and give detailed explanations. Dr. Tapia helps patients explore all their options for dental care. 

Each patient has unique dental needs and goals. That's why Dr. Tapia offers personalized treatment plans that help her patients achieve the smile of their dreams. No matter what kind of services or procedures are needed, Dr. Tapia helps patients make an educated decision about their care. 

Dr. Tapia graduated from dental school in Nicaragua. She later completed a postgraduate Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program through the UCLA School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Tapia is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Western Los Angeles Dental Society.

When she isn't helping patients achieve a brighter smile, Dr. Tapia enjoys spending time with her partner and two children.

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