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Dr. Elenir Bernardes, DDS

Prosthodontist, Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Elenir Bernardes earned her doctoral of dental surgery in 1980 at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She graduated in the top 10% of her class and opened her own successful practice where she practiced general dentistry for nearly a decade. After moving to the United States in 1989, Dr. Bernardes started her postgraduation program in Prosthodontics at the University of Maryland - Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Graduating in 1997 with a residency in prosthodontics as well as a specialization in implant surgery, Dr. Bernardes still continues to further her dental education as a growing professional. In 1998, Dr. Bernardes opened her own practice in Washington, DC where she developed customized dental treatments for her patients using state-of-the-art dental equipment and techniques. In 2005, Dr. Bernardes opened a second dental center in North Bethesda to meet the demands of a growing practice. Dr. Bernardes currently works at both the Washington DC and North Bethesda office and is continuously striving to provide the ultimate dental care for her patients.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Prosthodontist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
  • University of Maryland, Residency in Prosthodontics

Professional memberships

  • DC Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1396877866

Office locations

Potomac Dental Center

11404 Old Georgetown Rd, Suite 201

North Bethesda, MD 20852

Potomac Dental Center

5247 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Suite 3A

Washington, DC 20015

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She is the best
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Dr Elenir and her staff was very kind and professional on handling the extraction process of one of my teeth. There was no waiting time and the whole procedure took only 20 minutes. Two thumbs up!
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Dr. Elenir and her team were such great professionals. My experience was outstanding.
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Dr. Bernardes was very professional and friendly. She took her time during my first visit with her and performed the cleaning herself, which I think is great if you really wanna know your patient better. I also got to practice myPortuguese with her and spoke in Portuguese most of the time there.
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Never had a panoramic xray before. She was kind, thorough, and cleaned my teeth herself. Very aware of not creating sensitivity issues.
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As always, Dr. Elenir Bernardes was outstanding! There are not too many people that can say it was fun to visit their dentist !
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Dr Bernards is an excellent doctorl with lots of experience. She completed my root canal treatment in a professional manner. The office and support staff is great as well. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family.
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Both she and the lady who cleaned my teeth were very pleasant and professional. I was 15 min late but they didn't make me wait.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bernardes is incredibly skilled. She is patient and supportive. Her staff is friendly and empathetic.
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Dr. Bernardes is a caring, attentive, and efficient dentist who pays attention to details. She always explains what she is going to do and carefully and skillfully executes it. Today, she had to fill some cavities and take an impression fora new crown. I was not too excited about visiting the dentist this morning, but Dr. Bernardes' professionalism and skill put me at ease. In addition, her assistant and front office staff were kind and efficient. Don't let the outside appearance of the office building fool you. You will get quality care from Dr. Bernardes and her office staff.
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Prompt, professional, expert service!
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Dr. Bernardes is a very good dentist. She has been our family dentist for many years.
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This was my first visit and I was very pleased and look forward to returning.
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Dr. Bernardes has been taking care of me since 2011. Her practice is very professional and a pleasant place to go (even though going to the dentist is not high on anyone's list that I'm aware of) even when I'm grumpy...and yes, I have been.
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Dr. Bernardes and her staff and exceptional. I give them the highest marks and highly recommend for all dental needs and care.
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Communication is lacking with the doctor and the secretaries. They should do everything they can to make sure you understand the plan of care, your options, and what you might have to pay.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Elenir Bernardes was fabulous! As nervous as I was about having a wisdom tooth pulled, she put me at ease. The procedure was completed with very little pain. She took time to go over the care of my mouth afterwards. Highly recommend Dr.Bernardes
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This is my 3rd visit and she in INCREDIBLE!!! She has fixed mistakes of previous dentists, she is kind, gentle, and great at explaining things to you. I always feel like I am well taken care of. Her staff is incrediblyfriendly and do a great job at reminding you of upcoming appointments. Best dentist that I have ever had by a long shot!! Can't say enough about her care!
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Honestly, every time I go, everything runs smoothly. Everyone is nice and attentive. I like the atmosphere. The doctor is attentive and sweet. As so everyone in the office
More than 1 year ago
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Wish her English was better but she is a world-class Dentist
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She's the best in prothedentistry (crowns) in my opinion, based on six implants in the past and one upcoming. And she cooperates with dental insurers. Ray E.
More than 1 year ago
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She is wonderful. Just enough novocaine. She is so skilled and made sure my bite was on target. I highly recommend Dr. Bernardes :)
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I could use a better price better rating but the professional job has its price !!!!!!
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The service was terrible! The worst experience I ever had! They had the wrong billing information and they sent a debt collector, without even calling in advance, later on they didn't even try to fix it. I would strongly discourage to visit this dentist
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first time visiting Elenir Bernardes, DDS. She seemed experienced and practical, and she listened to my concerns. I was comfortable being treated by her and would recommend her.
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Dr. Bernardes is so friendly and willing to explain everything she's doing so you feel comfortable at her practice. I would highly recommend her!
More than 1 year ago
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I have been going to Dr. Bernardes for 5 years and really enjoy how kind she and her staff is.
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Excelent place with parking and professional team!
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Very polite and efficient.
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Excellent customer service. I definitely recommend Elenir Bernardes to my family & friends.
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Dr. Bernardes is a wonderful Dentist! She is always conscious of my comfort level while making my appointment fly by. She is quick and efficient. I feel lucky to have her in my provider list with my insurance and recommend herservices to anyone on the hunt for a new Dentist.
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she is the best.
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Very friendly office staff.
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Very friendly & caring, concerned about an issue I had with a filling and was totally willing to submit a claim for me to help out!
More than 1 year ago
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the doctor is always friendly and answers all my questions. I totally recomend her.
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Upon arrival I noticed how clean the reception area was; that to me is a great sign. The receptionist was very inviting and friendly. I was 20 minutes early for my appointment and I was called back within 10 minutes ofarrival. My actual appointment went very well, Dr. Bernardes was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would come back and recommend her to others.
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she was very professional and the staff was also very professional
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We have been seeing Dr Bernardes for two years because of her high quality work. She is also very nice and supportive to my pre-teen daughter.
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I always appreciate that the dentist herself does my cleaning and I'm very satisfied with this service. I was disappointed, yet again with my interactions with staff. In the past, a receptionist was quite curt and a bit condescending with me.Today, I entered and approached a receptionist who literally told me to "sit down" while she took a phone call (no "please", no "one moment", etc.). Afterwards, the dentist herself was very condescending. Bedside manner was terrible. As I attempted to relay my concerns and belief that my chart was mixed up, she cut me off in mid-sentence at least twice by loudly talking over me. Later, she asked the hygienist to share her notes with me to prove that I was wrong. This guy didn't even understand what or why he was showing me the information. The info actually proved my point and at no time did I ask them to fix a crown (which was fixed over a yr ago by my previous dentist). I left feeling very frustrated, and this isn't the first time. Not sure that I'll return. Definitely won't be referring anyone here.
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SHE WAS EXTREMELYNRUDE UNPROFESSIONAL AND AFTER HAVING ME WAIT FOR TWO HPURS SHE FINALLY CALLED ME BACK N ALL SHE DID WAS LOOK IN MY MOUTH THEN TOLD ME THERE WAS NOTHING SHE COULD DO I WAS IN EXTREME PAIN DUETO MY WISDOM TEETH ONE BROKE THE OTHEBIS JUST Cusing me pain i asked her if she could give me something to numb the pain or write me a prescripiption anythin just to help the pain she refused eeven though she she did say i had an absese
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She is the best dentist ever!
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she was very knowledgeable and kind. she took good care of me and talked to me so I could understand what was going on.
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Friendly and knowledgable doctor/staff. Happy with my visits!
More than 1 year ago
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I am a patient of Dr Bernardes since 2000. I never had any complain. All services I received were performed with competence and professionalism.
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What I love most about Dr. B, as I call her, is that she remembers things about you from conversations had at previous visits and she is very kind-hearted and gentle. This kind of rapport with her patients is why Ilike coming for my dental visits and the staff is great too.
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Went from Class to class 2 dental in military
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My visit to Dr. Bernardes office was amazingly fast and on time!
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She is the best dentist I have ever had. I love her.
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She is gentle. I really like her.
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Elenir Bernardes and all her staff have always been fabulous for me, a thorough dentistophobe. Lifesavers really. Highly recommend.
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