Meet Periodontist, Dr. Elena Sanz Miralles

Periodontist in San Jose, Morgan Hill, Santa Cruz CA

Periodontal Services & Dental Implant Specialist

Dr. Elena Sanz is a Board-certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon with extensive training in Prosthodontics and Comprehensive Dentistry. Dr. Sanz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She has practiced in the Washington DC area, New York, London, and Barcelona and has held several academic positions over her 17-year career.

Dr. Sanz is the recipient of the 2020 American Board of Periodontology Foundation Nevins BioHorizons Fellowship. She is a skilled clinician in all facets of periodontology and implant surgery and also provides conscious sedation.

She taught dental and postgraduate students at Columbia University in New York and at King’s College, London. She has led and worked on research projects focused on the relationship of periodontitis and systemic health and the use of lasers to treat peri-implantitis. Her research has been published in leading scientific journals and she regularly presents lectures to general dentists and specialists.

She trained in Periodontics and received a Master’s in Science from Columbia University in New York where she was awarded the Melvin L. Morris Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Periodontics. She holds a Master in Science in Comprehensive Dentistry and a Ph.D. in Medicine and Translational Research in Periodontics, summa cum laude, from the University of Barcelona, Spain.

Outside of the Office

Dr. Sanz has volunteered her time and skills to Dentists without Borders in Honduras, providing surgical dental care and educational activities in remote areas of the country. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan. Originally from Spain, she resides in the Bay Area with her husband and three daughters.


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Professional Accomplishments

  • Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implants Surgeon
  • Recipient of the American Board of Periodontology Foundation Nevins BioHorizons Fellowship
  • Graduate from Columbia University, Master of Science in Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Graduate summa cum laude from University of Barcelona, Spain Ph.D. in Medicine Translational Research, Periodontics

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