Trusted Dentist – North Bethesda, MD

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Dr. Yelena Obholz

North Bethesda Maryland dentist Yelena Obholz D D S

Dr. Obholz says that the best aspect of being a dentist is the freedom. She has the freedom to pursue the level of excellence she believes is necessary to help a patient achieve their goals. This freedom enables her to deliver all aspects of care at the highest possible level and make our dental office a truly unique place in the DC area. Before you meet her in person, you can learn a little more about Dr. Obholz’s background below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Doctor Obholz pointing to x-rays

Growing up, Dr. Obholz was always petrified of going to the dentist. She grew up in the former Soviet Union, and after coming to the United States, she immediately took advantage of the superior medical and dental care. She ended up going to the dental clinic at the University of Minnesota and was diagnosed with 13 cavities! During the process of getting everything fixed (which took a long time), she became friends with her student-dentist, learned more about the profession, and decided to become a dentist herself.

Outside view of dental school building New York University logo

Where Did You
Study Dentistry?

Doctor Obholz reviewing dental patient images

After graduating from the Scientific Sports Medicine Institute in her native Uzbekistan, Dr. Yelena Obholz received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and her D.D.S. degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. She then completed a residency at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, where she did advanced work in periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics. Since then, she has taken specialty training through the Las Vegas Institute, Chao Pinhole Academy, and the CEREC Pace Program for advanced cosmetic restorations.

Today, Dr. Obholz is a member of the American Dental Association and the District of Columbia Dental Society.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Doctor Obholz and her family on a hike

Dr. Obholz has been married to her wonderful husband, Jonathan, for over 25 years, and they have three amazing children, Aidan, Alexandra, and Marina. She also has two rescue dogs, Cinnamon (Yorkie) and Pablo (Shih Tzu). When she isn’t relaxing at home, she loves to travel and take adrenaline-driven RV trips. Previously, her adventures have included rafting 270 miles in the Grand Canyon, hiking Zion and the Badlands, and skiing at Jackson Hole. On the lighter side of things, she likes to spend time on the family pontoon, reading, and practicing yoga.