Meet Dr. Elnakka

Dr. Lina Elnakka

Dr. Lina Elnakka

Dr Lina Elnakka began her career in dentistry in Cairo, Egypt before moving to Virginia and completing a Doctor of Dental Surgery Program at VCU in 2020. She specialized in the field of Periodontology receiving her specialty certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry from VCU in 2023 and held positions as chief resident, President of the Periodontal Club, and teaching assistant in preclinical prosthodontics. Dr. Elnakka believes in the adage “Treat others the way they want to be treated” which motivates her to embrace life-long learning to deliver the best possible patient-centered care. She is an avid painter in acrylic and graphite and enjoys long walks in nature, museums, and attending cultural events.

Education & Experience

  • Misr International University,
    2006-2012
    Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 3.7 GPA
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Class of 2020
    Doctor of Dental Surgery, 3.8 GPA.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    2020-2023
    Certificate in Periodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry

Memberships & Awards

  • Billly M. Pennel Award in Clinical Research, Southern Academy of Periodontology, 2021
  • American Academy of Osseointegration Student Award, 2020
  • Alexander Kaufman Award for Dentistry, 2019
  • Member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and Virginia Dental Association.