Elisa Perez, DDS, MS, is a pediatric dentist with extensive experience in helping young smiles stay healthy through preventive care, comprehensive treatment, sedation training, and experience caring for patients with special needs.
Dr. Perez attended the School of Dentistry at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas from 1996 to 2001, earning her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. She later went on to obtain a Master’s in Oral Medicine from the University of Valencia in Spain, along with a specialty degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Texas in San Antonio. While there, Dr. Perez was member of the faculty and also maintained a private practice. She gained invaluable, hands-on experience with oral-conscious sedation and surgical cases.
Dr. Perez is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and CPR. She also maintains professional membership in the following organizations:
Illinois Speciality License in Dentistry (Pediatric Dentistry)
Texas State Licensed Dentist
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Member of the Board of Directors of the Venezuelan Society of Oral Medicine
Founding member of the Venezuelan Society of Oral Medicine
Colegio de Odontologos de Venezuela
Colegio Metropolitano de Caracas
Dr. Perez follows the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists guidelines in treating patients, urging parents to establish care when their children are six months old or following the eruption of the initial primary tooth, but no later than 12 months old.
She strives to provide a level of care to all patients that she would want for her own children, with an emphasis in education and prevention of oral disease.
Outside of the office, Dr. Perez is extremely dedicated to spending time with her family. She is proud mother of three young children, and is married to Dr. Richard Oppeltz — a General Surgeon at Wabash General Hospital. The family loves outdoor activities such as swimming or spending time in the park. They also enjoy traveling to neighboring cities during the weekends, visiting zoos, children’s museums, and state parks.